When children scratch their heads from time to time, parents usually don’t think much of it. It could be a touch of heat rash, dryness and dandruff or simply a mild irritation. But if your child has itchy head and the itching and scratching won’t subside even after a thorough cleaning, it’s time to investigate.
Most people tend to associate head lice with an itchy scalp, and itchiness is indeed a symptom of the condition, but an itchy scalp can have many causes. It is also important to note that children may have an infestation without experiencing itchiness, so this is not always a reliable indicator.
The itchiness is the result of the head louse parasite making contact with the scalp and biting into it. The parasite must have a host in order to survive, thus it makes its way up the shaft of the hair to the scalp where it can suck the blood of the host as a source of sustenance. When the louse bites into the scalp, its saliva is released and this causes an allergic reaction that produces the unbearable itchiness. If the condition is not treated, the welts can become open and infected sores.
For this reason it is important to keep an eye on your child’s scalp. Bath time is a good opportunity to not only wash the hair and scalp well, but to check for signs of bugs and nits. But remember, once your child has an infestation, you can’t wash it out. The bugs and nits must be removed or the condition will only continue and worsen.
If you believe your child has been exposed, immediate treatment is required. Each day an infestation goes untreated only multiplies your child’s distress while increasing the chances of spreading the infestation to others. Lice Troopers is prepared to handle all cases the very same day. Simply call our offices to schedule a treatment in our child-friendly clinic salon or set up a house call and let our technicians come to you.
Our treatment is all natural, safe and physician recommended. No hassle, no harmful chemicals, no prolonged nightmare. In just an hour, the bugs and nits are gone. Only one appointment is needed and treatment is guaranteed effective.
For more information, or to schedule an appointment, house call or school consultation, please visit our website at: www.LiceTroopers.com or call 1-800-403-LICE.
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Lice Troopers is the all-natural, guaranteed Head Lice Removal Service™ that manually removes the head louse parasite safely and discreetly in our child-friendly salon setting or other chosen location. Providing safe solutions for frantic families, our team has successfully treated thousands of families nationwide. Our services are widely recommended by pediatricians and are reimbursed by many major health insurance carriers, flexible spending accounts and health savings accounts. We also provides a 100% treatment guarantee. Get lice free today with Lice Troopers.
Jennie Harel, President