Head lice are a large problem that can be hard to detect early on. Most cases for first-time infestations can take several weeks to spot if you are unaware of what to look for. The sooner you can detect lice the sooner you can treat it. Treating lice early on will help stop the spread on your head and people around you as well.
What is Lice?
Lice are defined as small insects that feed off of a human host. Most live close to the scalp and then travel through the hair on different strands. Head-to-Head contact is the only way to contract lice. They need human blood so they die if they somehow find their way onto inanimate objects (which is uncommon). The only way to treat lice is to kill them, whether you dehydrate them or poison them.
How Soon Do Symptoms Appear After Lice Exposure?
Head lice infestations are spread through head-to-head contact. If you catch it for the first time it could take several weeks to notice that you have lice. When they are light infestations, it may take up to a month to discover. As the lice continue to reproduce after a month it would be very clear. Lice can live for around 30 days as long as they have a human scalp.
Why is it important to get checked by a professional?
There are several different symptoms that are associated with a lice infestation. It can be confusing in the first stages on whether it is actually lice or not. Some people suffer from an itchy scalp. When your head has lice there is an untreatable itch, no matter how hard you scratch there is no relief. Another symptom is just a tickling sensation. As the lice move around on your scalp you can feel them and it is like crawling on your scalp. Getting your head checked by a professional can help you catch lice before worse symptoms occur.
Although uncommon, some people experience bumps or rashes when they contract lice. When there is too much scratching you can cause open sores that are prone to infections. This shows the infestation may be getting worse. It also can cause nits to fall out of the head when you scratch, this looks like dandruff to some people.
Get Your Head Checked for Lice in Orlando, FL
There is no harm in getting your head checked by a professional if you start experiencing symptoms. The safest and most effective way to get checked is to visit Fresh Heads Lice Removal in Orlando, FL, Jacksonville, FL, and Savannah, GA. At Fresh Heads Lice Removal, we have several different options for preventative measures and treatments if you do have lice.
We have traditional comb out methods and our patented AirAlle Treatment for head lice removal. This AirAlle device uses a safe level of heated air to kill lice in a quick and efficient manner. It focuses on dehydrating lice without using any harsh chemicals. All of these professional treatments can be found at your local Fresh Heads Lice Removal in Orlando, Jacksonville and Savannah.
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!