Entries by FreshHeads

Can Head Lice Really Spread in Swimming Pools?

Given the concerns that many people have about how and where lice can be transmitted, during the summer season it’s natural to wonder if head lice can be passed on in a swimming pool environment. As head lice can be incredibly transmissible, it’s important to be aware of the circumstances that facilitate its spread. Although […]

How to Talk to Other Parents About Head Lice

Having another parent take you aside to talk about your child can be somewhat tricky. As the parent, you feel you know best when it comes to your child.  It can be all the more upsetting if the matter is related to head lice. Parents are often at a loss when informing other parents that […]

Understanding Why Lice Can’t Be Killed with Normal Washing

Lice are resilient insects that survive most processes humans perform on scalps and hair. A head lice infestation can withstand washing, blow-drying, hair curling, or straightening. One of the reasons is that lice stay close to the scalp, where hot styling tools can’t reach them. Furthermore, plain water and ordinary soap or shampoo will not wash them […]

Super Lice: What Are They and Do They Really Exist?

Lice are small, soft-bodied insects that are generally harmless, but the pesky critters can take hold of one’s head and warrant plenty of fear among children to adults alike. Some parents try to take matters into their own hands—starting out picking lice off one by one, and then resorting to strong over-the-counter insecticides to try […]

Post-Lice Treatment Itching: Is It Normal?

Thinking about creepy crawlies can immediately make people’s skin crawl, so it’s not surprising that the image of head lice can produce the same reaction, firing up the need to scratch what seems like an incurable itch. Speaking of which, many people who try to self-treat their head lice still find their heads are as […]

How to Tell If You Have Lice: 3 Signs to Watch Out For

As a parent, you need to protect your growing child from the many dangers in their environment. This includes preparing them for social activities, such as going to school or playing sports, to more practical safety measures, such as knowing about their allergies. Dangers that can happen to your child include injuries during sports, allergic […]

How Do Adults Get Head Lice?

While getting head lice is not as common a problem for adults, it still happens. Affected individuals sometimes opt for over the counter treatments to have the lice issue addressed quickly, while others try home remedies that only end in disappointment. With that said, you might be wondering how adults get head lice in the […]

The Most Effective Ways to Eliminate Head Lice Completely

When your child starts attending school, there are so many things you have to worry about. You’ll be concerned about whether they’ll make friends, enjoy their activities, or earn good grades. There’s one issue in schools, however, that we never seem to be prepared enough for yet is mercilessly common: a dreaded head lice infestation. […]