Beach and the Beasts: How Head Lice Infests Your Family While You’re at the Beach

You may have your fondest childhood recollections from the times when you hit the beach with your family during summer vacations. There’s something about the sand, sea and the waves that attract massive crowds! From building sand castles with your siblings to soaking the summer sun for the perfect tan, beaching is a cathartic experience altogether! You don’t want anything to spoil these special times but something can if you’re not careful enough. If someone in your crew is suffering from a head lice infestation, chances are you’ll get lice too if you’re not careful. Don’t be misled by misinformation about the “beach and the beasts” because these creatures have survived the test of time and will surely survive the summer heat.

Facts about Head Lice at the Beach

As responsible parents, we try tirelessly to kill head lice that have infected our child’s head as best as we can. From home remedies to all kinds of DIY treatments, we have done them all but to no avail. We may hope that once summer hits we may get some reprieve, but that’s not the case. Nits can’t hatch from their eggs at room temperatures, requiring higher temperatures to mature into fully grown head lice. As such, lice populations flourish on the beach for the high temperatures and plenty of options to feed off exposed skin. Neither does swimming in the ocean wash away lice. Lice don’t swim and physical contact is the only way for them to travel. If you’re sending your child on a day trip or summer camp to the beach, talk with their educators about making sure every kid in the group goes through a head-lice check.

What to Do After a Beach Trip

A beach picnic is all the more fun with a large group of friends and family because the more, the merrier. But more people also mean more heads and that means higher chances of getting in contact with a head that’s rid with nits and nymphs. You want to look back at your beach day with happiness, so make sure you do a head-lice check once you’re back. Head lice infestation in early stages may not show visible signs such as itching, but you need to thoroughly examine your scalp for signs of new life if you’ve been in close contact with several heads. But not everyone is as adept at the job of looking for lice. If you’ve never seen head lice or nits before, you won’t know what to look for. That’s why we exist. We are certified lice specialists who offer lice removal treatments at our professional lice treatment center.  If you have any doubts about head lice or want a professional service, come to us ASAP. Don’t let your doubts become real due to negligence; we’re here to cater to your needs!