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Teenagers Can Get Lice Too

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Updated on July 19, 2020

By Lice Technician Carissa Carter

Lice are not just a problem for young children; teenagers can get this parasite as well. Young children are generally not afraid of lice; the same can not be said of teenagers!

Many people associate head lice with young children. While LiceDoctors Repellent Sprayit is true that the majority of head lice cases are found in children under 12 years of age, teenagers are certainly a target, as well.  Teenagers love to hug and go on sleepovers...two primary ways that head lice are transferred from one teen to another. Sharing brushes, clothes, and helmets also contribute to the spread, but are much less likely to do so than direct head to head contact. Remember it only takes one bug to crawl into a teenager's hair and boom he or she gets LICE. The good news is that there are products you can use to help prevent a lice infestation: hair spray, hair gel, and mousse coat the hair and make it more difficult for the bugs to attach to the hair. LiceDoctors Mint Repellent Spray works wonders because it coats the hair and has a scent that lice abhor.

Getting lice is very traumatic for teens because of their social life.  Peers think it is “gross” and teens may feel ashamed, but the reality is anyone can get lice. School nurses generally do not check teen heads so it is important to check your teenager to make sure he or she does not have lice.  Parents can help their teenagers through this potentially traumatic ordeal by following the below steps:

  1. Make sure you tell your teenager that it will be okay and assure him or her that anyone can get lice.
  2. The teenage years can be an emotional roller coaster so it is important for parents/grandparents/caregivers to stay calm.
  3. If you need help with eradicating these unwanted visitors, call LiceDoctors and arrange for a professional technician to come to your home to get rid of those pesky bugs. No risk of a public sighting that may occur in a salon...just privacy, convenience, and confidentiality.

Help for your family is only a phone call away. Call LiceDoctors and you will feel a load lifted off your shoulders immediately. House calls are available day and night at prices that are significantly less than at a salon. LiceDoctors can be reached in the West Covina, Baldwin Park, and Glendora area at 310-923-9787 .

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