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Likely Ways to Get Head Lice - Part 1

two girls lying head-to-head in the grass

Updated on March 12, 2018

You probably know how prevalent head lice are today. In fact, they are so common that most schools have eliminated their “no nit” policies, thereby allowing children with lice to remain in school. The reason for that: too many children were missing too much school for a “non illness” . 

Below are some of the many activities that we engage in in every day life where lice may be spread. Remember lice are transmitted through head-to-head contact so if humans are together in close contact and one has some lice, chances are another person will get it. Our hope in writing this is not to scare you, but rather to eliminate the stigma associated with head lice by showing how easily spread they are and by emphasizing that ANYONE can get lice; no one is immune and hygiene is irrelevant.


5 Common Ways to Get Head Lice

1. Selfies

Boys taking selfie picture


2. Sports

action shot of kids playing soccer


3. Kids at summer camp

cartoon of summer camp kids rowing a canoe on a lake


4. Slumber Parties

four girls sitting close together showing pedicures at slumber party


5. Public Play Areas

two children playing on swing-set at park

Remember head lice is transmitted from person to person through close contact. If you have been exposed to lice, we can help you! Call LiceDoctors at 800-224-2537 and we will eradicate your lice today!