Parasites On Scalp

by Annie

Dealing with parasites on scalp...

My scalp has been itchy for months. I have been treating as for lice but no improvement. I comb out tadpole-like larvae 1-20 per day with a louse comb. Medicated shampoo doesn't work.

Hi Annie,

An itchy scalp can be caused by a number of different things, but since you are seeing larvae, you can only assume that it is parasites on your scalp.

Have you looked at photos of lice to compare to what you are seeing from your head?

Try covering your entire head thoroughly with olive oil and then wrapping it in a towel. Sleep that way or leave it on for at least 8 hours.

You can comb it out with your comb afterward, and then wash it with some clarifying shampoo or just use a dish washing soap like Dawn.

Do this every four days for a couple of weeks and that should do the trick if it is indeed lice you are dealing with.

The olive oil smothers the lice so that they suffocate. You don't have to worry about harsh chemicals that can hurt you even if they don't hurt the parasites.

In between days, you may want to try using some organic apple cider vinegar as a rinse on your hair. The ACV should help to soothe your itching scalp and heal up the bites you've already received.

Let me know the results after you've tried this method.

To your good health!

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May 13, 2012
They are not LICE. NEW
by: Dustin K L

these things, are new parasites.... SUPER PARASITES... lets call them... hot water and steam... MAKES THEM INCREASE... cold cold water... works best.... if u have body spray or like foot spray, you know that comes out REAL cold .... blasting them with that seems to be effective... but doesn't kill them. this sucks.....

Jan 17, 2011
scalp parasites
by: Anonymous

i have been suffering with scalp parasites of some kind and also feel them on my body.i have tryed multiple lice shampoos and every home remedie i could find.i comb and comb and nothing.i have seen 3 little black winged insects on one occasion.i have been dealing with this for over a year.please someone help me find a solution..thanks so much

Aug 28, 2010
Getting Rid Of Body Lice
by: Angie

Try the same suggestions outlined above for getting rid of parasites on scalp. You can smother the body lice and hair lice with olive oil if you saturate the area and leave it on for at least 8 hours.

Be sure to repeat the process every 4 days for a couple of weeks to be sure you get all the hatching eggs.

Aug 28, 2010
How to get rid of body lice?
by: Anonymous

I have a case of hair lice and body lice. I have tiny black sesame seeds glued to my hair shaft blending in with my hair color which is black.

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