Where do lice come from About ? 95% of the time lice is spread from head to head and hair to hair contact and about 5% of the time it is spread from the environment by sharing combs, brushes, bedding, bath towels and other accessories that are used on the head. You will not get lice just by being in the same room as someone with lice. They do not jump, fly, or swim! Head lice can only live on the head. They feed off of scalp blood every couple of hours and if they come off the head for some reason they will die within 24 to 48 hours! Nits are the eggs that are laid from a female louse.
Eggs are laid very close to the scalp and cannot hatch off of the head. They need warmth and moisture from the head to help incubate the (nit) egg. Once an egg is removed form the head it is no longer viable and will not hatch. If the nit hatches you could develop symptoms of lice,
People always ask, where do lice come from? To lower your risk of contracting lice, you should avoid head to head contact. Wearing your hair up in a braid or bun and using hair product like gel or hair spray will help to contain the hair and lesson the chances of hair to hair contact. Do not share brushes or other articles that are used on the head. Lice are holding on to the hair and when you share items like hats and brush loose hair is left behind and could have lice on them. It is very important to tell your close circle of friend and family if you have lice so they can get checked to insure that you don’t get it back. There is a high chance that someone in that circle has lice and will show no symptoms of lice.
Symptoms of lice, About 50% of people are allergic to Lice. This allergic reaction can cause your head to itch ( scratching could cause sores on your head). You could develop a rash on the back of your neck and you could also start seeing live lice and eggs on head or hair. It is important to remember that not everybody is allergic to lice. You could have a case of Lice with out itching! The best way to check for lice is to use a professional grade lice comb. If you do not have one, you can do a visual inspection looking close to the scalp on the hair for eggs or lice. Tools that will help with a visual inspection are a bright light and magnifying glasses.
1. Can my pets get lice?
No, lice are “species specific”. Dogs and cats cannot get lice from contact with humans.
2. I’m still itchy, why?
The itchiness is ( one symptoms of lice) an allergic reaction to the saliva of the bugs feeding. It could take up to a week to subside, depending on the sensitivity. Continued itchiness could be caused by over-combing of the scalp with a nit comb, reaction to a new hair product, or “just thinking about it.”
3. My daughter wears her hair in a braid or a bun every day. We use prevention spray, and I clean and vacuum every day. How could she get lice again?
Chances are your daughter is in close contact with someone who may have a severe case of lice, and might not be aware of it. Use LC/AZ the best Lice Treatment Spray , 1 to 2 times per week for 2 to 3 weeks (gestation period for lice in hair).
4. Why is a natural, enzyme based shampoo better than Rid or Nix?
Recent studies show the chemicals in Rid and Nix have extremely low success rates on how to get rid of lice . LC/AZ Lice Treatment is a natural enzyme-based treatment that dissolves the exoskeleton of a louse and kills them. Lice produce an enzyme in their bodies to get rid of their outer shell, as they grow. They cannot build up a resistance to our enzyme like they can using a chemical treatment like RID or NIX.
5. If my son gets head lice, can’t I just Buzz Cut his hair?
NO! If you buzz cut his head (cutting the hair with scissors to a length of less than ½ inch), the hair is TOO SHORT for us to effectively comb off the eggs. The louse eggs are laid VERY close to the scalp. The Nitnabber Comb needs at least about half an inch of hair to pull nits off. Please don’t ‘buzz cut’ for lice!
6. My son/daughter plays sports and they sometimes share hats or helmets, is that how my child got lice?
where do lice come from? Head to head and hair to hair contact is the most likely way to spread lice. Not sharing any hair or head accessories is a good habit to help prevent any possibility of spreading lice.
7. My child has lice; I’m embarrassed to tell my family and friends. Who should I tell?
It’s important to notify everyone in your close circle to prevent a re-infestation. Most people are grateful that they were notified and can get their child checked for lice.
8. I think I found something suspicious on my child’s head, what should I do?
Continue to use our LC/AZ Lice Treatment Spray twice a week for two weeks (lice gestation period). We are not able to do complementary rechecks. We do have an after hour’s option for rechecks by appointment (min fee still applies)
9. My daughter was treated recently; no one else in my family is ‘itchy’. Should I have them checked anyway?
We highly recommend checking everyone in the family so that lice don’t continue to spread among family members. Itchiness from lice only affects about 50% of the people, so it’s very possible to have a lice infestation without being itchy.
10. I can’t afford to have my whole family professionally treated. What should I do?
Comb at home with the Nitnabber comb and use the LC/AZ Lice Treatment Spray Twice a week
till your no longer seeing any lice. For more advice and lice facts, call Lice Combers AZ in Peoria, Phoenix, Scottsdale (951)768-2034
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