All methods of deducing lice on the head can be divided into two groups: chemical and mechanical.
The first group includes ways to kill lice with substances that poison parasites. Such drugs are very popular today, but often their use leads to the occurrence of side effects - from allergies to chemical burns and serious intoxications.
The advantage of mechanical methods for controlling lice is that they are safe for human health, either removing the lice with your fingers, or combing them out, or cutting hair naked. With the exception of the latter option, until recently, these methods have been very ineffective: from the human eyes and the teeth of ordinary combs of lice and nits reliably save their tiny dimensions.
Nevertheless, today the pharmaceutical industry has established the production of crests, which, leaving hair intact and intact, successfully remove lice from them. Indeed, in practice, a special comb from lice is no less effective than powerful insecticidal shampoos, sprays or lotions, but it is completely devoid of any kind of contraindications and side effects.
On a note
Today, another method of controlling lice is gradually beginning to be used abroad: thermal, in which lice are destroyed by a jet of air with a temperature of about 60 ° C from a special hair dryer. But so far this method is not widely used, although it promises to be very convenient and safe.
It would seem, why, with such significant advantages, combs from lice have not yet been pushed out of the market by chemical agents? It's simple - a comb for combing lice and nits also has its drawbacks.
All the advantages and disadvantages of the crests
The undoubted advantage of all crests from lice and nits is their safety - they do not cause any reactions to the skin during application.
- the scallop from lice is so designed to be as effective as possible - special incisions are made on its teeth, which strongly narrow the lumen, but do not interfere with the passage of hair. So the comb does not cause pain when combing, but reliably collects from the hairstyle of lice. In the photo - a popular scallop from lice AntiV.
- Any scallop from lice and nits, unlike many medicines from lice, has no expiration date.
- Scallop for combing lice and nits is applicable for all family members, from infants to adult males.
- It would seem that the usual comb for combing nits and lice in practice is very reliable and almost never breaks - for its manufacture, medical steel is used, which provides high durability of the teeth.
- The comb can also be used to prevent pediculosis : if at least once a week comb out their hair, then accidentally caught on them lice will be removed and will not have time to breed (this is especially true for children).
- And, finally, the comb of lice can be used in conjunction with other pediculicide drugs, which significantly increases the effectiveness of the latter.
"We first tried comb from nits about five years ago. It came complete with some kind of shampoo. As a result, already three times during this time were infected - both in the camps, and in the school - and they brought out lice only by this crest. Simple such, with a purple handle, but combs the parasites with a bang. As soon as they are found out, we immediately start combing out every day, and usually on the fifth or sixth day no lice or nits remain. Not for one evening, of course, but it's safe. "
However, before buying scallop from lice, it is also useful to take into account some of its disadvantages:
- The comb from lice requires much more effort to remove parasites than almost any other remedy. To comb out the lice for serious infection, you will need to spend 1-2 hours every day for at least a week. Accordingly, no simple, or even a special medical comb from lice will not allow you to get rid of parasites in one evening.
- The crest is quite difficult to remove parasites from himself.
- In addition, the price of any effective comb against lice is quite large and starts at about 1000 rubles. As a result, to buy such a comb is several times more expensive than to etch the entire family with an effective pediculicide shampoo. And given that most people do not plan to get infected with lice on a regular basis, not everyone will prefer a comb.
And in occasion of nits: to comb out them as a whole is more complex or difficult, than lice. Therefore it is quite obvious that not even a metal comb from lice prevents combing all the nits at a time.
Instructions for the use of crests against lice
Leading out lice with the help of combs consists in daily combing of hair along their entire length. For this:
- hair is washed with a simple shampoo and dried with a towel, with sufficient length to be pulled together on one side of the head into the tail;
- Then strands are pulled from the elastic band in turn, which are carefully combed out from the roots by comb from lice and nits;
- The combed parasites are collected and washed into the toilet bowl. To do this, it is convenient to carry out the procedure of combing the lice over a bath or white sheet.
After the first combing out, most of all adult lice will be removed from the hair. Then each day, larvae and individual nits will be combed out.
As the young nymphs hatch from the nits, they will also be removed (which is why it is not necessary to remove the nits themselves with scallops from lice). In any case, it is recommended to remove lice from hair with a comb alone only for a week.
"For a long time we wanted to buy a scallop for combing out nits in our kindergarten. Some parents are so careless that even if they say that a child with lice, they do not find a week of time to waste them. We have to call the director, he forbids visiting, scandal. But with this lice with the help of the comb to withdraw is not so difficult - after the first combing they do not remain, there are only nits, and then every day for processing, and all - in a week the head is clean in the child. Now we in each group have such a scallop from lice, and several times it was such that the caregivers used to remove lice from a child before the parents took the case. "
The comb for combing lice is convenient to use together with chemical and folk remedies. To do this, after applying a specific agent, the hair is combed one or more times with a comb to remove dead insects.
The most popular models of crests from lice
Today, there are several dozens of different combs on the market that can successfully fight against lice. Of these, the most qualitative and effective are the following:
- The comb from AntiV lice - reviews about it are crowded with various sites, and dealers themselves are very actively promoting it, due to what this crest can, perhaps, be considered today the most popular. At the same time, it is really convenient and effective. The long teeth of the AntiV comb allow the processing of thick strands, and the original relief of the incisions provides reliable removal of lice. The price of this comb from lice and nits is about 1000 rubles.
On a note
The comb Active from lice in nature does not exist - it is sometimes incorrectly called a product with the consonant name AntiV.
- The LiceGuard comb is another quality comb combing lice and nits effectively. It attracts customers by the fact that for approximately 850 rubles in one package you can buy two combs for different types of hair - this is the best solution if you need to remove lice from the whole family.
- The comb from lice NitFree - very similar to AntiV and has the same design and even shape. The price is slightly higher - about 1100 rubles, but he does not really have any significant advantages over Antiv.
- The electric comb from RobiComb lice is a high-tech development in the fight against parasites. It has a characteristic narrow blade of teeth and a comfortable wide handle, is positioned as a means for more effective destruction of lice by using electric discharges between the teeth.
Going to buy a comb from lice, it is worth remembering that the effectiveness of each of them largely depends on the diligence of the fighter against the parasites. If the budget is very limited, then you can safely buy the most affordable and inexpensive comb, since the price does not depend on the price of deducing lice.
It is also important to understand that using a comb instead of a special comb from lice, even with very frequent teeth, is a relatively ineffective occupation. Plastic teeth easily bend and diverge, passing with a bunch of hair and lice, and nits.
On a note
It will be much more effective to buy any chemical remedy from lice with a scallop - today such preparations, with a comb coming in, are quite a lot. For example, Parasidosis shampoo, Nyuda sprays and Pediculen Ultra - they all cost less than AntiV, and the combs in the same Pediculina and Parazidose are not inferior to anything. To deduce or remove lice by means of a tandem from a chemical agent and a crest it is possible literally for two-three days.
Electronic comb: the better it is and whether it should be used
The principle of the electronic comb from lice is the same as that of the crest of simple. The difference between them is only that when lice hit the teeth of an electronic device, insects get an electric shock and die. After this, even if the parasite slides from the crest of the ridge, it can not cause harm.
Electronic combs from nits and lice are safe for humans - they have limiters on the sides of the tooth blade, due to which the teeth do not reach the skin and do not beat the person himself (and these discharges are completely safe for humans).
In general, it can be said that the effectiveness of the electroshear against lice is about the same as that of ordinary quality ridges. There are no studies, experiments and reviews that testify to the obvious superiority of electropubles.
At the same time, the electronic comb from lice costs from 1800 rubles - almost twice as large as a simple crest. The canvas of the electronic comb is much narrower than the canvas of ordinary combs, which makes it difficult for them to comb out the parasites. Therefore, the electronic comb from lice is, more likely, an expensive toy, rather than a really reliable remedy for lice.
"I really liked the electronic comb from lice and nits. I do not know how simple ridges work, but we took lice out of it for five days without any chemistry - you take them and just comb out their heads. It is absolutely safe, no stink and allergies. The daughter was just baldela when we soap her head. True, the price of such a ridge is very high, not everyone can afford it, but there is no safer means to find it. "
Be that as it may, the comb for combing lice is an ideal tool for the prevention of pediculosis, since the use of chemicals for this purpose is strictly not recommended. But combing his hair with a comb, especially a child, is useful once a week.
With this approach, even if infection with lice occurred, at the end of the week the parasites will be removed, and the random and few of their offspring will survive at best a week. So the search for the most safe means against lice or a reliable method of prevention of pediculosis can be safely ended exactly on the ridges.
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