This question comes up quite often and unfortunately, the answer is YES. Because lice are shifty little creatures, you may be infected without realizing it. Believe it or not, many people with head lice have no idea they have it at all! Not everyone has symptoms of lice.
If you look at the above picture of a paper towel, can you tell which are lice and which are nits (lice eggs)? In the hair it can be very challenging to see evidence of a head lice infestation. You need to know what you are looking at.
By LiceDoctors Technician, Kelli Ogle
May 14, 2020
Believe us when we tell you that you are not alone when it comes to getting head lice. Millions of children and their families get lice each year. Children are in close enough contact to their friends that lice can be transmitted easily.
By Head Lice Technician, Sean McGee
April 24, 2020
At LiceDoctors, our mission is to take the burden from you and put this case of head lice in the past. We make sure that all of the lice eggs are removed and that is where you cannot equal an in-home professional lice treatment service like LiceDoctors.
Clients often want to know how long we think that they have had lice so they can get to the bottom of how they got it. While we cannot give you an exact answer, we can give you an estimate. Usually clients have had lice longer than they think!
Schools in Downers Grove and Wheaton districts allow students to remain in school until the end of the day when lice lice are found. Students are expected to be treated at home and return to school the next day free of lice. Students with nits only may stay in school.