Where to Find Lice Treatments in the Store

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Experiencing an itchy scalp? Notice your child frequently scratching their head? It could be a sign of a lice infestation. While dealing with lice can seem daunting, it's a common issue, and most stores readily offer solutions. This guide will help you identify the signs of lice, where to find treatments in a store, and how to use them.

How to Identify Lice

Identifying lice can be a relatively straightforward process if you know what to look for. The most common type of lice that infest humans is head lice, which are tiny, wingless insects that feed on human blood. 

To identify head lice, you should first look for their eggs, or nits, which are small and oval-shaped and often attached to individual strands of hair close to the scalp. Nits may be white or yellowish in color and can be difficult to remove. You should also look for adult lice, which are about the size of a sesame seed and may be grayish-white or reddish-brown in color. 

Adult lice move quickly and can be hard to spot, so using a fine-toothed comb like the Licefreee NitDuo is a good idea to part the hair and check for them. 

Other signs of a lice infestation may include intense itching, small red bumps or sores on the scalp or neck, and lice or nits on clothing or bedding. If you suspect that you or someone you know has head lice, it's important to take action right away to prevent the infestation from spreading.

What to Do if You Find Lice

If you find lice, it's important to take prompt action to treat the infestation, including your home, and prevent the infestation from spreading to others. The following steps can help you get rid of lice:

Step 1. Use an over-the-counter lice treatment

There are a variety of lice treatment products available at drugstores and online. These typically come in the form of shampoos or lotions that contain chemicals that kill lice and nits. Licefreee Spray is a non-toxic solution that kills nits, lice, and super lice in one easy application. Follow the instructions carefully and repeat the treatment as recommended to ensure that all lice and nits are eliminated.

Step 2. Comb out the lice and nits

Using a fine-toothed comb like the Licefreee NitDuo, comb out the lice and nits from the hair. This can be a time-consuming process, but it's an important step to ensure that all lice and nits are removed.

Step 3. Wash all bedding and clothing

Wash all bedding, clothing, and other items that may have come into contact with lice in hot water and dry them on high heat. This will help to kill any remaining lice or nits. Vacuum all carpets, upholstery, and other surfaces to remove any stray lice or nits. You can also use Licefreee! Home spray to treat any non-washable surfaces like furniture or delicate fabrics.

Step 4. Notify others

Let anyone who may have been in close contact with the infested person knows about the lice so they can take appropriate measures to prevent the infestation from spreading. Some schools and kid clubs have lice policies to limit infestations and notify parents. 

It's important to remember that lice infestations are common and do not reflect on a person's hygiene or cleanliness. Taking prompt action and following the recommended treatment steps can help to quickly and effectively eliminate lice.

Your Lice Treatment Toolkit

The best way to manage a lice infestation is through preparation. Lice are extremely common, especially in households with school-age children. It’s a great idea to stock your first-aid kit with pre-emptive treatments just in case you suspect a lice infestation among your little ones. Here’s a list of everything to include in your lice treatment toolkit. You can stock up on all of the essentials at the Licefreee Online store.

Nit Comb

A fine-toothed comb is essential for combing out lice and nits from the hair. Look for a comb designed for lice removal, like the Licefreee NitDuo Comb, with teeth that are close together and sturdy enough to pull nits from the hair.

Lice Treatment

When looking for a lice treatment, it's important to choose a product that contains effective ingredients for killing lice and nits without toxic active ingredients. Look for products containing natrum muriaticum, an effective lice killer without harsh chemicals like permethrin and pyrethrin. Consider the safety of the product and whether it is appropriate for the age group you are treating. Look for a product that is easy to use and requires minimal preparation or application time. Reviews from other users can provide insight into the product's effectiveness and ease of use. Licefreee Spray is an effective, non-toxic solution for killing lice, super lice, and nits. Simply saturate hair with the spray and let it air dry. 

Cleanser

Follow up treatment with a lice-specific shampoo to ensure the infestation is gone for good. Licefreee Everyday Shampoo is an excellent option for the whole family and can be used like traditional shampoo as a follow-up to the Licefreee Spray treatment. Use lice shampoo for 7-10 days following the initial treatment before returning to typical products. 

Where to Find Lice Treatments in Stores

Lice treatments can usually be found in the pharmacy or personal care section of drugstores, supermarkets, and big-box retailers. They may be located on the same aisle as other hair care products or on a separate shelf dedicated to lice treatments. Some stores may also carry lice treatment products in the health and wellness section or in a separate area for over-the-counter medications. If you're having trouble finding lice treatments, don't hesitate to ask a store employee for assistance. They can help you locate the products and answer any questions you may have about their use and effectiveness.

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