Need-to-Know Information About Head Lice

Arm yourself with knowledge about this parasitic enemy.

No matter how clean your children are, if they are in school then there is a pretty big chance they might catch lice from other infested kids. As a parent you might ask a doctor tons of questions about how to keep your child healthy. Likewise, we the lice doctors believe that there are certain things that you should know about head lice.

What exactly are head lice?

Head lice are parasites with an average life span of about thirty days. They take their nourishment from blood which they get by residing on a head full of hair. In a day, a single female louse can lay up to four eggs. This means 120 eggs in a month. Isn’t that alarming?

Signs of lice infestation

Some people are extremely allergic to lice. Therefore, we strongly advise you monitor your child and observe whether he/she has lice. Some of the most common and notable signs of lice infestation are:
  • Extremely itchy scalp
  • Itchiness all over the body
  • Feeling that something is always crawling on you
  • Visible lice eggs
  • Irritable eyes
  • Scratches on the back of the neck
  • Redness behind ears

How do children get lice?

There is no specific age group or gender for being infested with lice. Practically everyone and anyone is susceptible to them. Though it has been noted that girls tend to get lice more easily because of their longer hair, as more hair mean more place to hide. Kids can catch lice from other kids. These transfers can take place at/by:
  • Sleeping on the same bed
  • Sleeping in close proximity
  • Participating in sports
  • Picnics
  • Classrooms
  • Swapping clothes
  • Swapping hats
As long as your child remains in close proximity to a person who is already infested with lice, they remain exposed to the infestation too.

Will they go away on their own?

Absolutely not! Why would they when they have a dark place to reside and all the blood they can have! You need to seek a lice removing service, like ours, immediately. We are the best head lice removal center in Miami. You can call us immediately at 1-800-403-5423 to avail our amazing same-day services. In addition to Miami, we also provide our services in New York. To know more, don’t forget to contact us today!