liceless herbal tonic and lotion
tonic to be taken if you have lice
If you have lice in your hair or on your body (usually in pubic area), you need to build up your system’s immunity and take this tonic to fight off infection and the problems of re-infection.
I’ve had a small infection of lice on my hand for over 9 months. It was very itchy and inflamed so ofcourse I tried everything both from the doctor and from the health store. I rang you up and ordered your LiceLess Tonic for me and my family and Lice Lotion to apply to my hand. Within a week of applying the lotion and taking the tonic the rash caused by the tiny lice has gone. I couldn’t believe they were dead in just a week after all I’d suffered, I’m just so relieved. Your herbs are billiant!
Thank you so much for all your free support as well. Adele. UK
What are body lice?
Body lice (scabies and crabs – much larger) are parasitic insects that live on the body and in the clothing or bedding of infested humans. Infestation is common, found worldwide, and affects people of all races. Body lice infestations spread rapidly under crowded conditions where hygiene is poor and there is frequent contact among people. Body lice are usually only found in homeless, transient populations who don’t have access to changes of clothes or bath. Infestation is unlikely to persist on anyone who baths regularly and who regularly has access to freshly laundered clothing and bedding.
Where are body lice found?
Body lice are found on the body and on clothing or bedding used by infested people; lice eggs are laid in the seams of clothing or on bedding. Occasionally eggs are attached to body hair.
Lice found on the hair of the head are not body lice; they are head lice which are different. See our page on headlice
Can body lice transmit disease?
Yes. Epidemics of typhus and louse-borne relapsing fever have been caused by body lice. Though typhus is no longer widespread, epidemics still occur during times of war, civil unrest, natural disasters, in refugee camps, and prisons where people live crowded together in unsanitary conditions. Typhus still exists in places where climate, chronic poverty, and social customs prevent regular changes and laundering of clothing.
What are the signs and symptoms of body lice?
Itching and rash are common; both are your body’s allergic reaction to the lice bite. These symptoms are the body’s natural response to resist their spread (and alert you to take action!). Long-term body lice infestations may lead to thickening and discoloration of the skin, particularly around the waist, groin, and upper thighs. Sores on the body may be caused by scratching. These sores can sometimes become infected with bacteria or fungi.
How are body lice spread?
Body lice are spread directly through contact with a person who has body lice, or indirectly through shared clothing, beds, bed linen, or towels.
You need close skin-to-skin contact with an infected person to catch scabies. Most cases are probably caught from holding hands with an infected person. The hand is the most common site to be first affected. Close skin-to-skin contact when having sex is another common way of passing on the mite. The skin-to-skin contact needs to be for a reasonable time to catch the mite. Therefore, you are unlikely to catch scabies from an infected person by casual short contact such as a handshake or a hug.
What do body lice look like?
There are three forms of body lice: the egg (sometimes called a nit), the nymph, and the adult.
Nits are body lice eggs. They are generally easy to see in the seams of clothing, particularly around the waistline and under armpits. They are smaller than a pinhead. Nits may also be attached to body hair. They are oval and usually yellow to white. Nits may take 30 days to hatch.
Nymph: The egg hatches into a baby louse called a nymph. It looks like an adult body louse, but is smaller. Nymphs mature into adults about 7 days after hatching. To live, the nymph must feed on blood.
Adult: The adult body louse is about the size of a pin point or pin head, has 6 legs, and is tan to greyish-white. Females lay eggs. To live, adult lice need to feed on blood. If the louse falls off of a person, it dies within 2-3 days.
How is a body lice infestation diagnosed?
By looking closely in the seams of clothing and on the body for eggs and for crawling lice. Diagnosis should be made at your health clinic if you are unsure about infestation.
How are body lice treated?
Lice infestations are generally treated by giving the infested person a clean change of clothes, a shower, and by laundering all worn clothing, bed linen, and towels. When laundering items, use the hot cycle (130°F) of the washing machine. Set the dryer to the hot cycle to dry items. Additionally, a 1% permethrin or pyrethrin lice shampoo, (also called pediculicide [made from feverfew herb]), may be applied to the body. Herbactive LiceLess Herbal Lotion can be applied to the areas of infestation and infection. The herbs used are known anti-parasitics. Also take Herbactive LiceLess Tonic to boost your defense system. If scabies and body lice are not treated the infestation can get worse and last indefinitely.
LiceLess Herbal Treatment Tonic and Lotion
The following is a general guide about my herbal treatment for lice which gives tips for success:
* Take the LiceLess Tonic (internal) at 5ml four times daily in water.
* Using LiceLess Lotion: you need to treat all the skin of your body (including the back, soles of the feet, between fingers and toes, under fingernails, scalp, neck, face, ears, and genitals). National guidelines recommend that all the skin is treated. Pay special attention to the areas where mite burrows most commonly occur. That is, the front of the wrists and elbows, beneath the breasts, the armpits, and around the nipples in women.
* An adult needs at least 150ml of lotion to cover the whole body. So, for two applications you will need at least 300ml of lotion per adult.
* Apply lotion to cool dry skin (not after a hot bath).
* The lotion should be left on for 24 hours, i.e. don’t bath for 24 hours.
* Children should stay off school until the first application of treatment has been completed.
* If you wash your hands or any other part of your body during the treatment period, you should re-apply the lotion to the washed areas.
* Breastfeeding mothers should wash off the lotion or cream from the nipples before breastfeeding, and re-apply treatment after the feed.
* Put mittens on babies to stop them licking the lotion off their hands.
* Clothes, towels, and bed linen should be machine washed at 50 degrees Celsius (50°C) or above after the first application of treatment. This kills any mites that may be present. Keep any items of clothing that cannot be washed in plastic bags for at least 72 hours to contain the mites until they die. An alternative option to kill any mites on clothes and linen are: ironing the item with a hot iron, dry cleaning, or putting items in a dryer on the hot cycle for 10-30 minutes. It is not necessary to fumigate living areas or furniture, or to treat pets.
* Some people who develop a secondary skin infection may also need to continue the internal treatment with LiceLess Herbal Tonic.
Note: you will continue to be itchy for a while after successful treatment
It is normal to take up to 2-3 weeks (and sometimes up to six weeks) for the itch to go completely after the mites have been killed by treatment. Also, even after successful treatment, in a small number of cases there remains some itchy brownish red lumps (nodules) up to 2cm in diameter. If these remain they most commonly occur on the genitals and arm pits. These lumps are not infectious or mean that the mite is still present. They occur in some cases as a prolonged skin reaction to the scabies mite. If they occur they usually go within three months, but occasionally last up to one year.
I also recommend the ABC Daily Herbal NutriPowder for complete nutritional back-up to your system, see below.
You will also need to take our ABC Daily Powder
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