Entries by FreshHeads

What Exactly Is Lice Dehydration?

In the United States, it’s believed that about 6 to 12 million children between 3 and 12 years of age get head lice each year. Head lice infestations are especially common in schools because of head-to-head contact between young students who may not know that they’re spreading them. For many years, the only way to […]

Why “Natural” Lice Treatment Products Present Risk

Head lice are one of the most common issues school-aged children face. Because it’s a widespread issue, many parents have tried to use old remedies to eliminate these pesky creatures from their children’s head and their homes. Unfortunately, some people still attempt to use dangerous head lice removal remedies and aren’t aware of the negative […]

Itchy Scalp but No Lice? Here’s What It Might Be

You have the classic signs of lice, like an itchy scalp, but when you got checked there was no indication of an infestation. Now that’s definitely something to celebrate, but what else could be causing your irritation and itching? There are other skin conditions that mimic the symptoms of lice. Keep reading to find out […]

How to Lower Your Odds of Getting Infested With Head Lice

Head lice is an inconvenient problem that can affect everyone specifically school-aged children. Because these young children interact so closely with one another, one child with head lice that comes in close head-to-head contact with others could leave their friends with the same issue, bringing rise to a lice infestation! What to Do If You […]

Where Else Can Lice Live Aside from the Head?

Body lice are tiny insects that live in your clothes and bedding. They are commonly found in unhygienic living conditions, such as in homeless shelters and refugee camps. Bites from these parasites can spread disease—which is why it’s crucial to get rid of them as soon as you notice them around. Body lice are similar […]

What to Know About Drug-Resistant Super Lice

Head lice are parasitic insects that feed on human blood from the scalp. They spread from person to person by direct contact with the hair of someone with an infestation. They can cause intense itching, bite marks, and sores on the shoulders, neck, and scalp. Lice are common among school-aged children, which means as a […]

Can Head Lice Make You Sick?

This is one of the main concerns that people have when they find out they have head lice. Head lice do not carry disease, so you can rest assured that you or your child will not catch any illness from them. However, it is possible to contract minor scalp infections because of scratching due to […]

What Happens When You Have Nits but No Lice?

People who start experiencing chronic scalp itchiness might immediately suspect they are at the beginnings of a lice infestation. However, when conducting head checks, they are surprised to find nits but no adult lice. Today, we’re discussing why you might see this unique situation. Keep in mind though, that if you find traces of either, […]