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Myth: Head Lice prefer dirty hair. Lice is non - discriminatory when it comes to hair cleanliness. They simply require any human hair, whether squeaky clean or completely greasy. Lice feed on tiny bits of human blood, and hair is just a place where they hang on. Also, washing your hair repeatedly as a way to get rid of lice will not work. They can withstand being submerge in water for hours and have a pretty firm hold on hair follicle.S Myth: You must clean everything to get rid of lice. This is a common myth that has everyone frantically running around, cleaning their home from top to bottom, washing and rewashing their linens. Lice do not live in the home, only in human head. Lice can only be removed from human head for 48 hours or less, so only items that have come into contact with persons heads will need to be clean. Items to clean include infected persons bedding, hairbrushes / combs, stuffed animals on bed, and any hats, scarves or helmets worn recently. Myth: Pets can carry lice. Have no fear, your pets do not carry Head Lice. Lice are human parasites and only survive in human blood. Dogs and cats can only get fleas. Myth: Over counter lice shampoos will get rid of lice. Lice have developed resistance to chemicals in most common over - counter treatments. A study published in 2016 shows 98% of lice are now resistant to over - counter shampoos and many prescription treatments as well. Myth: Lice prefer long hair. This is a very common myth associated with Head Lice. So many people have chop or shave hair off of their children's heads when confronted with Head Lice, but sneaky parasite can live on hair as short as 0. 1 inch! They like to hang out as close to the scalp as possible, so go ahead and keep your locks as long or as short as you like. Myth: Head Lice can jump from one person to another. Lice cannot jump, nor do they have wings! They can only crawl, which is why they are pass through direct contact. This is one of the reasons why avoiding direct contact with another's hair or head is the best way to protect yourself from getting Head Lice. If you are currently dealing with Head Lice, it is very important to be treated effectively, in order to get rid of it quickly and prevent it from spreading to others. Treatments at Pediatric Hair Solutions have greater than 99% effectiveness rate and we offer a 30 day 100% guarantee. You can view each of our treatment services here. To make an appointment or get more information, call 704 - 909 - 9414. If you do not live near one of our Treatment Centers, we recommend using our Home Treatment Kit. The kit contains two 8 oz. Bottles of non - toxic Treatment Solution, bottle of Enzymatic Mousse to help remove eggs / nits, and Terminator Nit Comb.

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It would be awesome if we could say that lice likes certain types of hair. This would help those with the right type of hair to always be on lookout. It would also help those that do not have the right hair type feel at ease. Unfortunately, it is not that simple. Lice love all hair, whether thick, thin, coarse, curly, or smooth. All lice need is a strand of hair to grasp onto; this allows them to crawl to scalp and thrive. Some people assume lice only like clean hair, while others presume if someone has lice infestation they must have dirty hair. Neither scenario is true, though. Scientists have been unable to prove that clean or dirty hair invites lice infestation. Many people do believe that hair with products on it do deter lice just because they cannot get grasp on strands of hair. For example, person who uses oils or sheens on their hair may have a lower chance of lice infestation because hair is slippery, making it difficult for lice to climb to scalp. People with very short hair may have a lower incidence of lice infestations. By short hair, we mean those with less than hair on their head. Lice need warm temperatures in order to survive. This is why they bury themselves in long strands of hair. People with very short, thinning, or balding hair may have a lower risk of contracting lice because of the cooler temperature on their scalp. However, this is not true prevention. There are still cases of people with short hair having lice. Preventing lice is possible with a few simple steps. Most importantly, if you have hair you can tie back, braid, or place in a bun, do it as often as possible. This decreases the risk of strands of hair brushing infected person. This can help to lower your risk of lice. In addition, everyone should avoid sharing any personal items. This includes hairbrushes, hats, helmets, scarves, pillows, or towels. Any personal items that meet people's heads should not be share. Lice can live on these items for up to 48 hours. Once they encounter another human head, they easily transfer via strands of hair. If you avoid sharing these items, you can decrease your risk of lice. If you do find lice, treating them right away will help avoid further infestation. Female Head Lice continues to lay eggs as long as they remain on your head. Oftentimes, people do not notice lice until nits, which are empty eggshells, grow out with persons hair. By this point, though, infestation could be rather severe. Regularly checking your children's head for lice with a fine - toothed comb can help you find lice right away. The quicker you treat them with natural, effective treatment, faster the dilemma is over.

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How Are Head Lice Treated?

You may want to wash your child's clothes, towels, hats, and bed linens in hot water and dry on high heat if they were used within 2 days before head lice were found and treat. You do not need to throw these items away. Items that cannot be washed may be dried - cleaned or sealed in a plastic bag for 2 weeks. Do not spray pesticides in your home. They can expose your family to dangerous chemicals and are not needed when you treat your child's scalp and hair properly. All household members and close contacts should also be checked and treated if necessary.

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Common Misconceptions About Head Lice

Lice do not have wings. They cannot fly and they cannot jump. Instead, they move by crawling. That is why direct Head - to - Head contact, such as kids putting their heads together while playing, is the most common way for Head Lice to spread from one person to another. You Are More Likely to Get Head Lice If You Have Bad Personal Hygiene Habits Getting Head Lice has absolutely nothing to do with personal hygiene or the cleanliness of your home. And washing your hair will not get rid of lice, which cling to hair follicles, nor nits, which are extremely sticky and cling to hair. Itchy Head means Your Child Most Likely Has Head Lice Itchy scalp is one of the common symptoms of Head Lice. But there can be other causes of itchy scalp, such as seborrheic dermatitis or dry skin. Moreover, some children who have Head Lice may not experience itching. Lice do not care whether hair is short, long, clean, or dirty. Lice thrive in hair, period, specifically on blood they get through scalp. You Can Get Head Lice From Pets Lice cannot be transmitted from pets, and pets cannot get them from people. The good news is that lice have not been shown to spread disease. That say, they can be extremely bothersome. Children Who Have Head Lice can experience intense itching and develop rash from bites, and skin can become infected from scratching. They can feel irritable and have trouble sleeping because they are itchy. And of course, lice can be emotionally upsetting for children and for their family. To Kill Lice, You Must Stuff All Your Childs Belongings in Plastic Bags, and Put Them in a Freezer. This use was recommended years ago, but it is understood today that lice do not survive very long away from their host. The best way to handle lice infestation in your environment is to simply vacuum any items and areas you think your child may have rested their head on, wash their linens and towels with hot water, and put them in a hot dryer to kill any lice or nits. However, items that ca be washed or vacuumed may be placed in a plastic bag for 2 weeks, which will kill lice. Kids Are Most Likely to Get Head Lice in School. This is a common misconception, probably stemming from the fact that school - age children are at increased risk of getting Head Lice. The fact is, kids tend to get Head Lice from places and activities where they are More Likely to Have direct Head - to - Head contact. Sharing personal items, such as combs, bedding, towels and hair accessories may also spread lice, but this mode of transmission is much less likely to cause Head Lice. The most common sources of Head Lice infestations are school, camp, daycare, slumber parties, and sports activities, among others.

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Summary

Head lice are found worldwide. In the United States, head lice infestations are seen most often among preschool children attending child care, elementary school children, and household members of infested children, including adults. It is estimated that in the US, 6 million to 12 million infestations occur each year among children 3 - 11 years of age. Head lice cannot hop or fly. They move by crawling and can move very quickly. Head lice are spread by direct contact with the hair of an infested person. Anyone who has head - to - head contact for any length of time with someone who already has head lice is at risk of infestation. It is uncommon for head lice to be spread by contact with clothing or other personal items used by an infested person. Personal hygiene or cleanliness of infested persons home or school has nothing to do with getting head lice. First, look at people's hair, close to the scalp, around ears and across the back of the neck. Then carefully check the rest of your head. Separate hair strands carefully while looking. Nits are small, white to chocolate brown, oval - shaped eggs that are glued to hair near scalp. Nits are more easily see than live lice. 2. Treat Treat only those household members who have head lice. Treat the heads of those you find infested with lice treatment product.S Lice treatment products are available over - counter at drugstores, grocery stores, and some medical clinics. There are some products that can only be prescribed by a medical provider.S These products will not kill all lice and nits, but they are the best way to get the process start. Carefully follow directions on the package or those that your healthcare provider give you. Using more treatment, reapplying it sooner than recommend, or keeping it on hair longer than directed will not make it work better or faster and can increase the risk of toxic side effects in person being treat. After treatment, comb infest persons hair with a lice - removal comb to remove lice and nits. Nit combs with long, round, metal teeth tend to be sturdier and more effective. Try to remove every nit and any lice you find. Its OK if you ca get them all on your first try. Just spend time every day until you do get them all. Combing hair in the opposite direction of normal brushing will help you find more eggs. Nit picking can also be done by hand, using your fingernails or tweezers. Get rid of nits in the sink, toilet, or garbage. Vacuum around the area where you were combing out nits. Both people should change their clothes afterwards comb, using nit comb daily for seven days, or until you no longer find any lice or eggs. This step takes the most time, energy, and patience. Combing is the most important step!


Identifying Lice

Even though they are tiny, you can see head lice. Here's what to look for: rice eggs. These look like tiny yellow, tan, or brown dots before they hatch. Lice lay nits on hair shafts close to the scalp, where the temperature is perfect for keeping warm until they hatch. Nits look a bit like dandruff, but aren't removed by brushing or shaking them off. Unless a child has many head lice, it's more common to see nits in hair than live lice crawling on scalp. Lice eggs hatch 1 - 2 weeks after they re laid. After hatching, remaining shell looks white or clear and stays attached to the hair shaft. This is when it's easiest to spot them, as hair is growing longer and egg shell is moving away from scalp. Adult lice and nymphs. Adult lice are no bigger than sesame seed and are grayish - white or tan. Nymphs are smaller and become adult lice about 1 - 2 weeks after they hatch. This life cycle repeats itself about every 3 weeks. Most lice feed on blood several times a day, and they can survive up to 2 days off scalp. Scratching. With lice bites come itching and scratching. This is due to reaction to saliva of lice. But itching doesn't always start right away. It depends on how sensitive the child's skin is to lice. It might take weeks for kids with lice to start scratching. They may complain, though, of things tickling or moving around their heads. Small red bumps or sores from scratching. Some kids have mild irritation from scratching, while others may get bothersome rash. Scratching a lot can lead to bacterial infection. Watch for swollen lymph nodes on the back or front of neck, and red, tender skin that might be crusting and oozing. Doctors can treat skin infections with antibiotic.Ssss

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