Lice can be found in myth, folklore, literature, and history throughout time. You will be surprised at how prevalent head lice have been throughout the ages.
When one person in a family has lice, it's just an unfortunate reality that they are probably not alone. Close families often share more than affection, sometimes they share lice.
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.