Your daughter’s best friend has lice. You are on the lookout for it in your daughter. So far, so good…no scratching. You are still in the clear…right? Unfortunately, not always. We received a call from a Minneapolis mom awhile back saying that she had had “a false sense of confidence” as she had seen no signs of itchiness in her 10 year old and had assumed that the girl was lice-free despite having spent a lot of time with a friend who was soon after found to have a lice infestation. It was not until this mom saw a live bug crawling out of her daughter’s head that she realized that her daughter did have head lice. In fact, the girl was heavily infested by that point.
Some People More Sensitive to Lice Bites Than Others
While LiceDoctors will put an end to your lice problem, no matter the severity, it is obviously preferable to eradicate the case early on. Some people are more sensitive to lice bites than others, much as the way some people have a worse reaction to mosquito bites than others. One person may itch like crazy from one bite, while we have treated clients who, based on the extent of their infestation, were harboring bugs in their hair for months and had no symptoms. Conversely, the word “lice” makes people itch so keep that in mind if all of a sudden you feel itchy when you learn that your friend has lice.
Best Way To Diagnose Lice
The best way to diagnose lice and identify nits (eggs) is to go outside (weather permitting) or shine a bright light on the head. Nits stick to the hair and have a translucent shell which gives off an iridescent appearance in the light. A cautionary note here: because of their translucent shell, nits camouflage well in hair. This can make them challenging to find.
If you think you have lice, give us a call. We make house calls 365 days a year all over the Minneapolis-St.Paul area. And remember: not everyone with lice has symptoms of itchiness!Learn About Our In Home Service