If the child has crawler, instruct the mother to comb the child’s hair with a thin comb everyday, after washing them, and using a medicine prescribed by the doctor. It is also necessary to take care of the child´s towel, bed sheets and if the people who are taking care of the child also have crawler.
To avoid contamination of crawler to be spread, it is necessary to:
Take care of hygiene and take a bath/shower everyday;
Keep the hairs cleaned;
Change clothes everyday;
Not use someone else’s comb;
Prevent the child from wearing hats, caps or woollen bonnets borrowed from someone else.
The crawler is a parasite that lay eggs (nits) in the hairs.
These eggs are white, small and do not get loose easily.
They cause itching.
Attention: It is never recommended to:
Use insecticide to kill the crawler because it can cause serious intoxication to the child;
Put a plastic bag the child’s head because this can cause asphyxia