Head Lice: Why You Should Treat Them Instantly!

Lice are a very common problem, especially for kids. They’re contagious, bothersome and generally tough to get rid of. While it’s a frustrating endeavor when it comes to fully remove and treat head lice (try a professional head lice removal service), the experts at Lice Troopers reckon are in the business of making treatment completely safe, easy and pain-free. If you suspect lice, don’t wait to get screened. These parasites won’t go away on their own and every day they’re left untreated is a day they can pass to others.

Signs of Head Lice

Lice, although very small, can usually be seen by the naked eye. With the help of a bright light, you will be able to spot the little critters easily enough. This is what you’re looking for: Lice Eggs (also called nits): These are usually white or yellowish in color and can be fund attached to the hair shaft. Adult lice generally lay their eggs close to the scalp, due to the temperature being perfect for keeping the nits warm until they hatch. Nits are often mistaken for dandruff, only these can’t be removed by shaking or brushing them off. Adult lice and Nymphs (baby lice): An adult louse is about the size of a sesame seed and gray or brown in color. Nymphs or baby lice are smaller and become adult lice about one to two weeks after hatching.This process continues on about every 3 weeks if not treated. Scratching: Most head lice feed on blood by biting into the scalp. This can cause intenseitching and scratching. Many don’t know that the itchiness is mostly due to a reaction that people have to the saliva of lice, although sometimes this reaction might not be felt right away. Small Red Bumps or Sores (from scratching): As explained above, for some kids the irritation is mild but for others the scratching can result in a bothersome rash. In addition to this, there’s a chance of bacterial infection also developing, causing lymph glands to swell and turn red. If this is the case, consult a physician or dermatologist. Correctly identifying and recognizing these signs are only half the battle as their thorough removal and treatment is also important. Getting in touch with Lice Troopers is the safest and most effectiveway to remove these nasty critters. Click here to find out how.