When lice invade the scalp of our adorable blond heads, we must act and quickly!
Lice are the anguish of parents as well as the terror of children. But before explaining the why and how, it is important to remember this; no, the little parasite does not wait until the start of the school year to swarm happily in the hair of children (as well as adults). Indeed, there are places that, encouraged by certain promiscuity, favor the parasite’s appearance, but these are not only concentrated in the school environment! Here is a snub to preconceived ideas to introduce the subject as it should.
The history of the louse
The discovery of the louse goes back several centuries. It even seems that this small parasite has also turned the hair life of prehistoric people and other mammals upside down. Before 1850, the louse enjoyed a good reputation since its presence was perceived as beneficial. It was, therefore, customary to remove lice from a person without any hatred towards them. Indeed, they were the promise of luck and healing.
It was, therefore, in 1850 that everything changed for the louse. The deployment of insecticides gives rise to a radically different judgment in humans. The louse is then considered dirty, a carrier of diseases. Its status as a lucky charm is more akin to that of an ominous bird. Over the years, this unwanted fungus has managed to adapt to the nature of his host to the point that it has become difficult to get rid of it.
But concretely, what is a louse?
The louse belongs to the family of parasites. Its scientific name (and a bit complicated to pronounce) is Pediculus humanus. Its sole purpose is to colonize the scalp of its host by laying its eggs there. As for its appearance, it sports a grayish color and measures between 2 and 4mm. Its lifespan does not exceed four weeks, which is why it needs to reproduce as quickly as possible.
How does the appearance of lice manifest?
You feel very itchy on the scalp, behind the ears, and on the back of your neck. These tickles are the result of micro-lesions that can become infected. However, the presence of these tiny parasites does not cause any health problems.
When are the best times for louse transmission?
There are many occasions for the louse to infest your scalp: summer camps and camps, sports clubs, wearing clothes that don’t belong to us, etc. In short, when you come into direct contact with a person carrying the parasite.
Is there an effective way to eradicate this parasite?
Generally, treatment for lice is often a long and challenging job. There is always a risk of retransmission, whether through clothing or otherwise.
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SEASONAL HAIR LOSS: WHEN TO REACT?
At certain times of the year, the hair condition changes, and therefore the hair falls out more. This is called seasonal hair loss.
How do spring and fall increase hair loss?
The climate differs according to the seasons: the light sometimes becomes more intense, sometimes softer, and the temperature varies. This change has a direct influence on hormonal secretions (hormones). These secretions act on capillary growth, which accelerates greatly. The hair then experiences a premature end of life. All these changes inevitably cause significant hair loss.
How do you recognize seasonal hair loss?
As a reminder, an individual loses on average 50 to 100 hairs per day. Beyond this number, it is a question of alopecia, the type of which must be determined by a specialist.
Hair loss becomes more intense in the spring and fall. Generally, the hair loss associated with the change of season lasts a maximum of two to three months. During this time, it is customary to reach a peak of 150 hairs lost in one day. If this continues after three months, then the nature of the problem is pathological.
What are the right things to do to limit hair loss?
If you want to prevent the damage that can cause hair loss linked to the seasonal change, it is essential to consult a professional who will give you the best advice to face the hair disruptions caused by the change of season.