Much like a cold or flu, it is important to treat head lice. Leaving them untreated can cause problems for the carrier and other people they come into contact with. It is important to know what lice are, how you can treat them, and the consequences of not treating them.
What can happen to your scalp?
Head lice are very small insects that feed off of blood from the human scalp. Lice need human blood to survive and use their feet to grip onto the strands of hair. This means that lice will congregate on your scalp and bite over and over. Not only will this make your head itchy but also leave scabs all over your head.
What are the consequences of not treating lice?
Untreated head lice can affect your hair and your health in so many ways. When hair follicles become blocked it may cause your hair to fall out. As the infestation of lice grows your hair can be harder to brush out. Brushing your hair releases natural oils that help protect your hair and scalp. When follicles are blocked and you are not brushing it can cause hair to break and fall out.
Also, you can have other symptoms from not treating a lice infestation. It can disrupt your sleep cycle due to excess movement on your scalp at night. Another common problem with untreated head lice is bacteria build-up. As the lice live on your head, they are also releasing excretions on your scalp. This can cause lots of flu-like symptoms if the bacteria enter your bloodstream. On a more extreme level, you can also contract toxic shock syndrome which is a very serious problem.
Do head lice die eventually?
Head lice die but infestations of lice do not. Each parasite only lives up to thirty days but the number of eggs that each louse lays each day is around 8-10 nits. The head lice cycle happens around once a month but each month the number of eggs and nits go up in significant amounts.
Get Rid of Head Lice Today with Fresh Heads in Orlando, Florida.
When you decide to remove the untreated head lice it is important to pick treatments that are effective. The most effective way to treat a lice infestation is to visit Fresh Heads Lice Removal in Orlando, FL, Jacksonville, FL and Savannah, GA. Book your appointment online at https://freshheadsliceremoval.com/book-now/ or by phone today. Here you can try the non-toxic AirAlle device and leave the clinic lice-free in less than an hour. Stop putting yourself and others at risk and prevent head 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!