Who gets head lice? Who are all these people with lice? Is it people who are dirty or those who wash their hair daily? Is it people who travel a lot? Uneducated people or folks with advanced degrees? Is it people who don’t take care of themselves or those who go to spas for regular treatments?
All People Can Get Head Lice
The answer is ANYONE can get head lice. Head lice has become an epidemic in the US. It is one of the leading causes of absenteeism among school children. In fact, due to excessive absenteeism and the fact that by the time a child has been diagnosed with lice she/he has been in the class for weeks, the American Pediatric Association recently voted to recommend that schools eliminate their no nit policies.
Head lice don’t discriminate. All people can get lice, and that is why there are so many people with head lice. All a bug (louse) needs is a head with blood and then it latches onto the hair and feeds off the scalp three times a day. Once in the hair, the louse lays up to 10 eggs (nits) daily. Within two weeks those nits hatch and soon after start to lay their own eggs. You can see how quickly a case of head lice can develop with a person’s hair.
How do People With Lice Get Lice?
The most common way for people to get head lice is from head to head contact. That is why children are the most likely carriers of head lice—as they tend to be in close contact to each other. To reduce the chances of transferring head lice, LiceDoctors recommends that girls wear their hair up in a bun or braid and spray it with hair spray or use gel or mousse to provide a protective covering over the hair.
How do People with Lice Get Rid of Them?
In order to eradicate head lice, you need to physically remove the lice and nits. Since this is a time consuming and difficult task to do, we say to leave it to the experts. LiceDoctors has successfully treated over 250,000 clients and an experienced lice technician will come to you today to eliminate the lice from your family. Treatment is fully guaranteed!