Don’t Test My Patients: The Risks Of Being A Doctor With Lice

Being a doctor with a lot of patients requires a lot of patience! And while it can be a thankless job, often times frustrating; there’s nothing more frustrating than waking up in the morning, only to find a creepy, unsightly, ugly critter nesting in the strands of your hair. It’s already bad enough you’re losing your hair from the stress of practically living in the clinic (What is this “home” you speak of?) But being a doctor and contracting head lice? It’s an irony. You’ll be telling your grandkids about this (okay, maybe not.) But it still bugs you. But the real question here is: do lice pose a threat to patient’s health? Let’s find out:

They’re Just Creepy…And Crawly

So, here’s the good news: your patients won’t be contracting some kind of deadly disease. But the bad news is, you social life might already be dead. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, head lice love to prey on human blood. But they’re not known to cause any harm. This means they’re just gross and they’re likely to bug you. But they won’t spread any diseases.

But They Won’t Let You Sleep

As a doctor, you’re already sacrificing your sleep. You have to be on standby on all hours. And this means rushing to the hospital in the middle of the night, if you have to. But the sleep time you do get, the last thing you want is to spend it scratching your head. And while you’re scratching in confusion as to how to get rid of these critters, they’re having the time of their lives— nesting in your head.

A Constant Distraction

This isn’t a “need-a-5-minute-break-for-viral-YouTube-videos” kind of distraction we’re talking about.  We’re talking about awkward interactions during work, a constant urge to scratch your scalp, and the need to run out of your office so your patients don’t know what’s going on.

But Then There’s a Way…

You may be the doctor that helps your patients get better. But when it comes to head lice, we’re the specialists you need. You already know about the dangers of using chemical-based products to remove head lice. A natural treatment is the best way to get rid of the creepy, crawly critters, once and for all! We are a professional lice clinic in Key Biscayne/Miami Beach. If you or someone you know is struggling with a lice infestation, feel free to visit our clinic. We also offer in-home treatments for busy individuals.