Every Question You’ve Had About Head Lice So Far…Answered

March 24, 2018

Every Question You’ve Had About Head Lice So Far…Answered

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Every Question You’ve Had About Head Lice So Far…Answered

March 24, 2018

Lice outbreaks are never fun and no piece of cake to deal with. Wouldn’t it be awesome if you had every tip and trick for prevention and knowledge of a proven solution on your fingertip in the event of a lice infestation?

Over the years, we’ve heard people ask questions, and most of these are quite similar. We’ve picked out the most-asked ones, and provided answers right here!

Q: How do you get lice?

It can happen in a number of ways, but the most common way for lice to spread is direct head-to-head contact. Other ways lice spread is through inanimate objects, commonly hair tools and accessories, headgear, scarves and coats. Lice can’t survive for more than 48 hours on these, so the chances of you contracting lice via someone’s belongings are slim.

Q: Can lice jump or fly?

No, they just crawl, and they’re incredibly good at it— even a few seconds of touching heads with someone is enough for their lice to latch on to your hair.

Q: My hair is always clean. Will I still get lice?

Lice have absolutely no preferences for the hygiene of hair. While keeping your hair unwashed and unkempt may keep you from discovering your lice sooner, it’s not the cause of your head lice. Clean or dirty, long or short, black or blonde—lice like em’ all.

Q: Are lice infestations seasonal?

No. The only reason your kids are getting more often during school year is because where there are lots of kids, there are lots of occurrences of lice infestations. Summer camps and similar events are also prime occasions for lice to spread.

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Q: How do I know my hair has lice?

Common symptoms of head lice include:

√A persistent itch on your scalp, commonly near the back of your neck

√Dandruff like deposits(nits) near the roots of your hair

√Red, raised rashes on the back of your neck

√Trouble sleeping; lice are most active during slumber hours as your head is still.

Q: How can I treat lice?

In this day and age of super lice, which resist home remedies and most of the common OTC (over-the-counter) chemical treatments, your best bet for getting rid of your lice is a safe and natural professional lice removal.

Q: How do I make sure lice do not come back?

Avoid direct head-to-head contact, particularly during hugs and while talking selfies, and advise your kids to follow suit. Keep long hair in braids and buns to limit the surface area for any roaming lice.

At Lice Busters USA, we ensure non-toxic, effective lice removals for all. Call us today at 800-403-5423 to book an in-center or in-home lice treatment today!

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