Are Lice Infestations and Hygiene Related?

If you’ve gone through the experience of having head lice or are currently experiencing it with yourself or your child, you know how embarrassing and frustrating it can be! You’re always worried if someone is standing too close—can they see the lice crawling? You’re also worried for the person next to you; you don’t want them to contract it but you don’t know how to go about informing them. You may just feel disgusted about yourself because you feel downright dirty. We at Lice Troopers are here to debunk some myths about these parasitical creatures nestled in our hair.

It’s nothing to be embarrassed about

Head lice can happen to anyone. We feel ashamed to talk about it but it is absolutely normal. At some point in our life, we would have gone through this, either as a child or as an adult. The important this is that you get treated for it instead of wallowing in self loathing. Some of the best lice treatment centers can get relieve you of this problem within a day!

Hygiene related or unrelated?

The first thought that comes to mind when it comes to head lice is lack of hygiene. Have you ever wondered how lice spreads? Not with a dirty head of hair but via head to head contact with someone else going through the same condition. Lice tend to jump from head to head, they are not just born out of the dirt in your scalp, should you have any. They are a bunch of parasites, not some tenants looking for a room to rent out. Good personal hygiene doesn’t repel them nor does dirty hair attract them. It is however advisable to wash your hair out a couple of times a week out of good personal hygiene. Staying on top of your personal hygiene can eventually result in bringing this outbreak to a halt.

Your Home!

Other than personal hygiene, we also emphasize the importance of keeping your home clean. You may have a visitor with a lice infestation and not know about it. Washing of all bed linen regularly cannot be stressed upon enough. Washing the clothes and bedding at 130°F would ensure that all pests living in your sheets are done away with. Vacuuming your house regularly can get rid of such bug and make sure to give special attention to surfaces that retain more, for example, carpets! Now that you’re fully aware of the facts behind lice infestation, book an appointment with professionals at our lice clinic to help relieve your problem. Eliminate the shame you feel about this condition. You’re a call away from the perfect solution—just one head lice treatment is required!