The fact that the child has lice throughout the school stage is very normal. It is an infestation that occurs more in childhood because the contact that occurs between children is much closer. Lendreras and other products to finish with nits and lice are common in houses where there are children to
The fact that the child has lice throughout the school stage is very normal. It is an infestation that occurs more in childhood because the contact that occurs between children is much closer.
Lendreras and other products to finish with nits and lice are common in houses where there are children to eliminate these parasites from the heads of our children but, did you know that there may also be lice on the eyelashes of children?
Can there be lice on the children's eyelashes?
Strange as it may seem, the eyelashes are also a terrain where lice can be at ease and lay their eggs. They are usually found on the scalp, where they feed on the host's blood. However, eyebrows and eyelashes can harbor these annoying parasites, after all, they are hair follicles.
Moreover, it is very normal that, if we find lice on the eyelashes of children, also have them on the scalp, so it is important at the time of eliminating them to make a complete revision to avoid a new infestation.
How to know if the child has lice on the eyelashes
- The most obvious symptom is itchy eyes, especially on the eyelid.
- Red spots on the eyelids produced by lice bites.
- Red eyes.
- The stings can cause infection so the child could have conjunctivitis.
Diagnosis and treatment for lice on the eyelashes
Sometimes a simple scan can detect them, you can see the eggs attached to the eyelashes and even the lice. At other times we will only detect the red spots produced by the pecks and it will be necessary for the doctor to detect them through an optical microscope.
In order to eliminate the louse, manual extraction with fine forceps is necessary, being very careful not to leave any nits. Eyelash removal is not recommended because of the painful procedure.
The use of shampoos or lotions against capillary pediculosis is not recommended, so it is convenient to go to the doctor so that he can prescribe some treatment that can kill them.
Of course, another of the measures to eliminate lice is to wash pillow cases, sheets, towels and other items that have had contact with the child.