Will Isopropyl Alcohol Kill Lice?

Date Posted:18 February 2019 

Isopropyl alcohol is a great product and has many uses such as helping in dealing with head lice. Instead of using it as a way to kill the lice on the scalp, it helps in treating them and killing them safely. Here is how it helps.

Isopropyl alcohol is not recommended to be applied directly to the scalp, it is however, recommended to soak the comb or brush in the alcohol and then apply to brush through the hair. This reduces the risk of chemical burns and irritation to the scalp, and it is important to be very careful when applying this to your child’s head (especially one that can’t sit still).

By applying and soaking brushes in it, anything that was picked up on the comb will die as the alcohol works to kill the lice. Just like bed bugs, head lice have very sensitive cells so when the bugs inhale the isopropyl alcohol it does get into their system and kill them.

However, it is really important to note that using isopropyl alcohol on the skin may cause irritation, inflammation and allergic reactions so it is important to not apply the alcohol directly to the scalp, especially a young child’s head.

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