Will Freezing Your Head Lice Kill Them?
If you spend enough time on the Internet, you will come across a number of tips, tricks, and home remedies to kill head lice without professional help, or the use of strong chemicals. One of the most reoccurring “tips” we have to address is the method of freezing head lice as a quick means of killing them. Does freezing kill lice? The short answer is, yes, freezing just about any living organism will eventually kill it, but it isn’t easy, and it certainly isn’t quick. In this blog, we will explore this tactic in detail and decide whether or not we think it is an acceptable course of action.
Is Freezing Head Lice A Good Idea?
Head lice are living organisms that dwell and thrive on the scalps of human beings, as well as most animals with hair. Prolonged exposure to temperatures of 5 degrees Fahrenheit (or lower) will eventually kill them. However, this can take several days. Even during the cold months of winter, lice can survive for an average of 48 hours if they are not attached to a host. When lice are attached to a host, like a human with an internal body temperature of 98.6 degrees, they can endure exposure to the cold and survive even longer. Therefore, in order to pull this off, you would have to maintain continued exposure to freezing temperatures, for several days, and reduce your internal body temperature to rob the head lice of your body’s insulated warmth. Unfortunately, the human body would not survive this tactic, so we do not recommend it.
What Should I Do Instead?
Before we decide to get creative and devise an elaborate, convoluted way to make this freezing method work, it’s important to understand what kills lice. The best way to get rid of lice is by using Fresh Head’s patented AirAlle’ FDA cleared medical device, which physically kills all the lice and nits via dry, warm air. You should always seek the aid of a professional who specializes in lice removal. Using harsh poisons, freezing temperatures, or virtually any other advice found by surfing the web, could be ineffective and potentially dangerous to your health.
Lice Removal In Orlando, FL
Lice can reproduce and spread very quickly. If you suspect that head lice are causing your symptoms, visit our website to schedule an appointment for lice removal treatment as soon as possible. Our treatment is different from others you may have seen before, we do not use any toxins or chemicals to get rid of lice. At Fresh Heads, we have our patented, FDA-approved AirAlle treatment that uses heated air to kill head lice and the nits they leave behind. Fresh Heads lice removal Orlando, FL is now accepting appointments for first-time and repeat customers. We also have locations available in Jacksonville, FL, and Savannah, GA with certified professionals standing by ready to help.
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!