Lyecare: Citronella Medicated Lice Shampoo

Phoenix MontoyaStarred Page By Phoenix Montoya, 14th Jul 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Citronella shampoos are becoming recognized for lice treatment nowadays. But, do they work? This is a product review about Lyecare – a citronella medicated lice shampoo.

Medicated lice shampoos as alternatives

Medicated shampoos are optional treatment for head lice infestations. When home remedies do not work such as treatment with vinegar, mayonnaise, Listerine etc; or when an inconvenience is not tolerated with the use of medicated lotions or ointments, consumers turn to medicated shampoos. While pyrethrin (Licealiz) and permethrin (Kwell) are recognized shampoo brands, citronella shampoos like Lyecare are becoming popular too.

Lyecare facts

Lyecare is manufactured by Swiss Pharma Research labs Inc. It is a shampoo with a rich green color and a distinctive smell available in 10ml sachet. As a citronella, Lyecare is a shampoo made from the oil extracts of Cymbopogon nardus and Cymbopogon winterianus grasses.

Citronella had been known for its smell that is unlikable for insects. It is an effective mosquito, tick, flea and head lice repellent.


Citronella oil

Polyquaternum-7, Aluminum lauryl sulfate and Coco-diethanolamine - surfactants

Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Citric acid, anhydrous Diazolidinyl urea, Methylparaben and Propylparaben - preservatives

Disodium EDTA - stabilizer

Ammonium Chloride - thickening agent

Propylene glycol - moisturizer

Woodruff green - fragrance/ moth deterrant

Purified water

How to use Lyecare

1. Apply an adequate amount of Lyecare to the scalp and hair.

2. Rinse thoroughly.

3. Once the hair is dried, the lice and the nits or eggs should be removed by a finely toothed comb.

4. Lyecare shampoo should only be used two times a week.

Lyecare as a citronella medicated lice shampoo

Kwell (permethrin) and Licealiz (pyrethrin) are pediculocides – agents guaranteed to kill lice and their eggs. On the other hand, as a citronella, Lyecare do not kill insects. Citronella works as a repellent because of its odor. As a lice cure, Lyecare will simply agitate the lice from their hiding place to escape. Thus, after bathing, it is important to pull the lice out or removed them along with their eggs using a finely toothed comb. The lice should be crushed to prevent them from transferring to another person. Lyecare is safe for use in adults and children. An adverse reaction though is skin irritation and dermatitis which is rarely.

© Phoenix Montoya @ July 14, 2011

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Phoenix is a drug trader and a small time computer service entrepreneur. She enjoys writing about medicine, animals, music, current issues and other stuff. She is also a fan of creative writing.

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author avatar Buzz
20th Jul 2011 (#)

Thanks for this useful info. Err.. at first I thought Phoenix was a name for a man. Maybe just your pen name. Thanks.

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author avatar Anne Janette Mccoy
5th Aug 2011 (#)

You really need to take antibiotics if ur uneasy or having painful problem with ur body

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