Yes, it is possible to get head lice if you have locs (dreadlocks). Lice do not respect hair texture. Although, they would prefer straight and loose curls, their strong desire for blood supersedes their personal preferences.
It’s the scourge all teachers and parents dread, haunting elementary schools, striking swiftly and unexpectedly. In a matter of days, it can infect all the children in a room—and then spread to you. Just the thought of that is enough to make you reflexively scratch your head. This plague is the unholy head louse.
There are many routes you can take when you discover head lice. You may purchase an over the counter lice shampoo, call your pediatrician, try a homeopathic remedy or a homemade lice treatment, or you may decide to go with a lice professional.
You have found that your child has head lice. You are dealing with the problem of eradicating it. That may feel like a challenge in and of itself. Next come the questions: Do I let my children's friends know about this? Should I call their parents? What do I say to them? LiceDoctors has lots of experience and can help you know what to say.
While LiceDoctors is opposed to the use of chemical lice treatments under any circumstance, we double-down on that stance when it comes to pregnancy and head lice.
The treatment of head lice must be tailored to the stage of the louse in order to be effective. A different approach is required to get rid of lice at the bug stage versus at the egg stage.
First Comes the Bug, Then Comes the Nits
Two sides of the issue of whether children with head lice should be admitted to school.
Unless you live in a bubble, there is a chance that you may get head lice. There are some strategies to help ward off head lice.
Head lice are transferred from person to person via close contact. Here are commonplace scenarios in which lice may be transmitted.