Lice is something that nearly every child experiences. Although it isn’t the most attractive thing to suffer from, it’s naturally a part of life growing up as a child. But the problem with lice is that it can travel fast, causing you to have it without even realizing the person next to you has it. So, how can you tell if you have a been infected with lice?
Recognize that you itch!
It’s important to realize that you’re itchy. Being itchy is the most common symptom of lice. When you get bit by lice, you are highly likely to have an allergic reaction that causes the itch. Something that many people are unaware of is that it can take up to six weeks to notice the signs of lice. These tiny insects that we call lice, are parasites that are spread through person to person contact, and can be spread by sharing personal belongings such as hair brushes. Most commonly children are the ones who suffer the most from lice, but adults can get it too, especially if their child has it.
Types of Lice
Head lice, which is found on the neck, ears and scalp. Body lice, which attach themselves to clothing, bed linens and move from these locations onto one’s skin. Pubic lice, which is commonly known as “crabs”, is found on pubic hair and skin in the genital region.
Don’t go anywhere just yet, stay tuned for our next blog to learn lice symptoms that you may be unaware of. If you think you have lice, give our expert lice removal treatment a try! Request an appointment today!