The ears are small, barely visible to the naked eye, 3 millimeter insects that live only on the scalp of humans. They survive by feeding on the blood of the host, which results in inconspicuous stings. The sting also discharges fluid that causes the scalp to itch. In addition to lice, nits, or eggs from which the ears hatch, are a big problem. Nits are usually found at the very root of the hair, behind the ears and near the neck.
Ears are not dangerous pests, and ear infection is not considered a disease. The biggest problem is itching and scratching, which is especially tricky for young children. Namely, although rare, in some cases wounds can become infected.
Ears in children
There are various ear preparations and shampoos on the market. Be careful, because too often you can cause rashes and damage your sensitive scalp.
For starters, cut your baby short. It will be easier for you to clean all your ears and nits. Namely, cleaning the nits only goes manually, in which case shampoo does not help. You will best clean them with a narrow-toothed comb.
Once you get rid of them, it is recommended that you check them for some time. Since they hatch from the nits, there is always the possibility that someone is left behind.
In addition to cleaning your hair and scalp, focus on cleaning your home and car. All places where the baby is moving should be cleaned.
Natural ear cleaners
You can clean your ears without aggressive agents. Add lavender, eucalyptus, tea tree, mint, and clove essential oils to the shampoo or make a blend to apply to your hair and scalp. Before cleaning the nits from your hair, rinse your hair in a mixture of vinegar and lemon.
Natural ear spray
- 100 milliliters of lavender hydrolate
- 10 drops of tea tree essential oil
- 13 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
- 20 drops of lavender essential oil
add essential oils to the hydrolate or glass bottle with a spray pump and spray your hair and scalp three times a day. Prior to use, stir well to dissolve all oils in the hydrolate. Make sure that the spray does not come into contact with the eyes or face.
The onset of lice in children is most common in kindergarten and school age. They find fertile soil among children, easily spread and spread. You do not have to panic if you notice that your baby has ears. They are not dangerous, only you will have to make a little effort to get rid of them.
Author: M.L., Photo: Goodluz / Shutterstock