It Is Not Dangerous But Contagious! Head Lice!

head liceHi Friends! You or your child or both of you’ll have a problem of head lice, then here’s something useful for you to get rid of these trouble some species.

These species are very annoying and make the scalp itchy and inflamed and persistent scratching may lead to skin irritation and even infection.

These species aren’t dangerous and surprisingly they don’t spread disease, but are highly contagious and can spread quickly from person to person, especially in group settings (schools, child-care centers, slumber parties, sports activities, camps, and even playgrounds).

Contagious! Wondering how these tiny species can spread from one person to the other. You will be quite surprised to know that they can’t fly or jump! But they have specially adapted claws that allow them to crawl and cling firmly to hair.

They spread mainly through head-to-head contact but keeping in mind that sharing clothing, bed linens, combs, brushes, and hats can also help pass them along.

Children and teens are most prone to catching lice because they tend to have close physical contact with each other and often share personal items. If you are thinking that you got them through your pets then you have mistaken because it is assured that pets can’t catch head lice and pass them on to people or the other way around.

You will find that in spite of being clean and tidy these tiny parasites still tend to spread and multiply.

But definitely by taking the following precautions you may control these parasites:

  • Do not to lie on bedding, pillows, and carpets that have recently been used by someone with lice.
  • Examine members of your household who have had close contact with a person who has lice every 3 or 4 days. Then, treat those who are found to have lice or nits close to the scalp.
  • Try to avoid head-to-head contact at school (in gym, on the playground, or during sports) and while playing at home with other children.
  • Do not share combs, brushes, hats, scarves, bandanas, ribbons, barrettes, hair ties or bands, towels, helmets, or other personal care items with anyone else, whether they may have lice or not.

In spite of following the above you encounter the same problems then it is sure that eradication is not complete. Head lice nits may be still left behind that is why you have the head lice still coming back.

Also you or your child with head lice problem is in continuous contact with some one with head lice. Finally the reason may be the treatment you’re using isn’t effective

If your problem didn’t solve yet, in spite of undergoing treatment for 2 weeks then you have to undergo other hard core treatments. If you find infection on the scalp like pus or sores then you immediately need to contact doctor for further treatment and proper guidance. So take good care of your head, scalp and hair. As far as possible stay away from head lice!

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