1. Any Human Can Get Head Lice
Head lice can infect anybody but of course they are most common among young children. Lice are not a result of uncleanliness or poor hygiene. Lice go way back to ancient times and spread from direct contact with an infected person. Lice crawl from head to head or from object to head. They can spread through sharing combs or brushes with someone who has head lice but it has to be right after the infected person used it or else the lice will die within 24 hours on the comb. Lice cannot fly or hop. You cannot get lice from someone who is standing on the other side of the room from you.
2. If Your Child Has Lice, They May Have Had It For a While
The itchiness on the scalp, back of the neck or behind the ears is an allergic reaction to lice saliva or lice bites. It often takes three to four weeks for that reaction to start.
3. Regular Scalp Checks Are The Best Way To Catch Head Lice
The sooner you catch them, the sooner you get rid of them for good. Head checks are an easy way to catch head lice, so it’s recommended for parents of young children to give their children regular head checks, ESPECIALLY if there is a lice outbreak at school.
4. Your Best Bet For Treatment Is Our Signature AirAllé Treatment
Over-the-counter treatments are ineffective, so try them at your own risk. You will most-likely regret it. Lice have built a resistance to them. OurAirAllé treatment is a device that was invented at the University of Utah to combat super lice. It’s FDA-cleared and uses controlled, heated air in a pattern to dehydrate lice and eggs, even the ones you can’t see.
If you need a head check or treatment, give us a call! 855-500-5423.