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Lice is on the Rise – Learn How to Keep Your Family Lice Free

Published on July 17, 2020
Last modified on July 30th, 2020

Lice is on the Rise – Learn How to Keep Your Family Lice Free

Many News Outlets report that Lice is on the rise due to the pandemic lockdown, , do you know what it takes to keep your family free from head lice? After months of self-isolation to avoid contracting Covid-19, many families are also dealing with new lice infestations.

It’s happening because children who didn’t know they had lice brought it home to their families. During the lockdown, lice evidently spread from children to the entire family. So instead of parents bringing one or two children to head lice removal clinics for treatment, the whole family needs require lice removal treatments.

The levels of infestation appear worse because they went so long without treatment. The outcomes for lice removal are better when parents seek early treatment.

As Covid-19 Concerns Calmed, Head Lice Spread

When June rolled around this year, many areas across that U.S. started to ease their lockdown restrictions. As people returned to work and family and friends reunited, cases of head lice began to increase. Why? It’s because people embraced after not seeing each other for months, allowing the tiny parasites to quickly move from scalp to scalp.

As life started to feel ‘normal,’ so did going back to old habits—including children sharing helmets, hats, ponytail holders, and headbands. The chances of head lice spreading between children are exceptionally high when they share these items, as lice can hide in these.

That’s why it’s essential to educate your child not to share personal items with other children. It’s also critical that they shower with warm water after participating in games and thoroughly rinse their scalps to get rid of any lice that may be trying to set up shop.

If the tiny parasites are present, watch for visible signs that lice are there.

An Itchy Scalp Is A Common Symptom of Head Lice

There are visible signs and symptoms of head lice, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. It typically takes 4 to 6 weeks for signs and symptoms to show up. Here are the top symptoms to look for:

  • Scratching.
  • Itchiness.
  • Tiny bugs on the scalp.
  • Crawling sensation.
  • Nits.
  • Pink eye.
  • Swollen lymph nodes.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, up to 12 million American children between 3-and-11 years old experience lice infestations every year. The tiny insects are spread by direct contact with a person who is infested. The main ways children spread it is at:

  • School
  • Sports Activities
  • Sleepovers

Call Lice Troopers Today If Your Child Has Lice 1 (800) 403-5423 (LICE).

Are you experiencing head lice? Watch this video for tips on what to do.

Removing head lice can be exhausting and unproductive if you don’t know what you’re doing. Some over-the-counter head lice treatments contain dangerous chemicals. In contrast, seeking expert help can be an easy, pain-free option. Lice Troopers provides professional head lice removal services.

The expert lice removal specialists at Lice Troopers use all-natural, non-toxic hair products. They are specially trained to comb out all lice and nits, which you cannot achieve with OTC treatments or home remedies. Lice Troopers offers lice removal services at both their lice centers throughout Florida, New Jersey, and New York.

If you have concerns about discretion or confidentiality,

our specialists also make house calls so that you can have a lice removal appointment in the privacy and comfort of your own home. We also offer home inspection and cleaning services. Call us today for an appointment at 1 (800) 403-5423 (LICE).

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