Can Head Lice Cause Disease?

Can Head Lice Cause Disease?

As a parent, we all know the dreaded feeling when we see our children scratch at their heads. We have high hopes and think to ourselves, “maybe they’re just hot and sweaty,” then logic comes into play and as we check our children’s heads, our stomachs drop. However, being a parent, it’s our job to worry and our minds tend to wonder. We wonder if head lice have the potential to cause disease. Thankfully, only body lice can cause disease and the most common thing that head lice bring is stress and agitation. Our Fresh Heads Lice Removal and Treatment Clinics in Savannah, Orlando, and Jacksonville are here to not only get rid of pesky lice but remove any concerns. 

How to Know If Your Child has Head Lice

When determining if your child has head lice, there are a couple of key signs to look out for. Itching is the most seen sign, and it’s because of an allergic reaction to the louse bites. The best way to confirm your child has head lice is by visibly seeing the lice or even the lice eggs. Use a flashlight and direct the light towards the hair shaft and see if there are any small white eggs. Don’t be discouraged if you find nothing that doesn’t mean your child doesn’t have lice. It just might mean it’s not visible to the naked eye.

Transmission of Head Lice

Transmission is primarily through direct head-to-head contact and is commonly seen in schools and other extracurricular activities. It’s important to tell your children not to put their head close to another’s. Although, we understand how impossible it can be to get your children to listen, which is why here at Fresh Heads we are the best in the industry at quickly and safely removing head lice.

Head Lice are Not a Health Hazard to Your Child

As caretakers, we already have to worry about a vast number of illnesses that our children might have to experience, such as the flu, pinkeye, and ear infections. Which is why we want to put your worries at ease because there is no evidence of head lice causing any type of disease. The worst your child might experience is sores, caused by non-stop scratching, and these sores have the potential to become infected with bacteria. Here at Fresh Heads Lice Removal, our aim is not only lice prevention but also to prevent your child from reaching the point of sores.

Why Choose Fresh Heads Lice Removal in Savannah, GA

Instead of waiting and trying to deal with head lice on your own, bring your children in so the professionals can treat them. Save time, headache, and worries by letting us treat your child for head lice. You can feel relieved knowing our AirAlle Head Lice Removal Machine is FDA approved and guaranteed to remove head lice in one treatment. Contact us today and let’s schedule an appointment. You can find Fresh Heads Clinics at our three locations: Savannah GA, Orlando, and Jacksonville FL. 

Schools Without Lice.

Schools Without Lice

At Fresh Heads Lice Removal, our mission is to get rid of lice in schools across the United States. We’ve partnered with the Lice Clinics of America to create the Schools Without Lice program. Through this program, we provide school nurses and teachers with free screenings, resources, and treatments. Together, we can have schools without lice!

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