Pubic lice are small, wingless, parasitic insects that live in your genital area. They produce tiny eggs called nits which are similar in size to dandruff flakes and attach themselves to the hair shaft. Once these nits hatch, they multiply even more quickly. Pubic lice can cause intense itching and scratching, which sometimes leads to a secondary bacterial infection. Although pubic lice can affect any part of the body; they generally favor the hairs of the genital area.
There are various symptoms and signs that will let you know if you have public lice. The most common symptoms include: Frequent itching and scratching of the pubic hair area, sores or small, red bumps on the genital area and nits that appear as tiny, white, clear or oval-shaped dots (usually sitting at an angle on the hair shaft).
Pubic lice (crabs) are spread through person-to-person contact (usually during intercourse) and these pubic lice can inhabit the pubic hair, scalp, eyelashes, beard and armpit hair.
There are several pubic lice treatments and these include over-the-counter and prescription medicated shampoos and lotions. These treatments are insecticides and contain very strong and toxic chemicals. Those who suffer from asthma, allergies, eczema or are pregnant should avoid using these products. Natural remedies however have proven to be gentler and more effective natural cures for pubic lice without the harsh chemicals used in insecticide products.
Natural Treatments of Pubic Lice
Natural products are a recommended way to aid in you and your family’s overall health and well being. The benefit of using natural products is that they are not toxic to your family or the environment. The following are some natural products that can be used as natural home remedies for pubic lice:
Natural Home Remedy #1
Neem, Rosemary and Lavender contain natural insecticidal properties and act as an anti-inflammatory and antiseptic that’s why these natural herbal remedies are well recommended for the natural treatment of public lice. These natural herbal remedies together with aromatherapeutic natural products such as Tea Tree Oil and Rose Geranium are well recommended natural remedies for the elimination of parasites and prevention of re-infestation.
Natural Home Remedy #2
Tea tree oil derives from the Melaleuca tree, and is an antiseptic and antifungal natural remedy for pubic lice. This natural herbal remedy is commonly used as a face wash for acne, and in an ointment, for nail fungus. For pubic lice, this natural product can be used as an antiseptic natural remedy to help the affected area after treatment, and for soothing insect bites. Concentrated tea tree oil herbal remedy can be diluted and massaged into the skin; shampoos are also available.
Natural Home Remedy #3: Peppermint Oil
Peppermint oil herbal remedy is probably known most for aiding in digestion, and as a main ingredient in gum and mouthwash. But this natural product also soothes the skin and scalp, and is known to alleviate dandruff and the presence of lice. Lice do not seem to like the cooling effect of this herbal remedy. A soothing bath to relieve itching can also be taken with a bubble bath containing peppermint oil natural product.
Natural Home Remedy #4: E Health Vitamins Oil
E health vitamins oil applied to the pubic region and the use of a nit comb can eliminate the lice in two to three daily natural treatments. E health vitamins will also soothe the rash caused by the parasites.
Natural Home Remedy #5:
Another natural home remedy for removing pubic lice is wet-combing. This natural home remedy involves using a fine-toothed comb. The way this natural home remedy is done is that the hair is combed in sections from root to tip and it is generally easier to do this when the hair is wet. The comb should be checked for lice after each stroke or the hair can be combed over white tissue paper. Wet-combing should be done every three days for at least two weeks.
Recommended Supplements to Take
The following supplements are know to aid in the fight against Pubic Lice. Keep in mind that not every nutrient or supplement you swallow is absorbed by your body! Please read carefully the tab on the top of this page called HEALTH RESOURCES! It will explain to you why it is important to take the right supplements and nutrients. Our recommendations below we feel will give you the best possible nutrients and supplements on the market!
Essential Nutrients and Herbs to Take:
|Now Foods ORGANIC ROSEMARY OIL|
|Now Foods TEA TREE OIL|
|Sundown Pure Vit E Oil 70,000iu 2.5 oz 2.5 fl oz|
|Peppermint 100% Pure Essential Oil – 10 ml|
|Rose Geranium 100% Pure Essential Oil – 30ml (Greenals)|
Please check with your doctor before taking any supplements, and also read the warning labels on each product, especially if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. In addition, read the labels carefully when giving your child any natural supplement, to ensure that it is safe to give a child.