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Will Head Lice Eventually Leave? How Long can an Infestation Last?

Will Head Lice Eventually Leave? How Long can an Infestation Last?

Will Head Lice Eventually Leave? How Long can an Infestation Last?

 

As time passes an infestation will only worsen.
As time passes an infestation will only grow and become more difficult to treat.

The typical head lice case we see at Head Hunters is a 3-6-week infestation, but we often treat shorter cases as well. Because most people treat lice immediately upon discovering it, this often leaves clients wondering what would have happened if...

Head Lice Policy in Schools

Head Lice Policy in Schools

 

Nurse checking for head lice on young patient
Every school has a different lice policy. Some schools will not permit students to return until they pass a visual inspection and no nits are found.

Every school has their own head lice policy, some schools will not let students attend class with even one nit, while others do not see it as a threat. The American Academy of Pediatrics released an article with the...

Is there a Season for Head Lice?

Is There a Season for Head Lice?

The outside temperature does not affect head lice or their ability to spread to others.
The temperature outside does not affect head lice or their ability to spread to others.

 

No, lice is NOT seasonal. Head lice is spread all year round but we tend to see a spike of cases during the summer months because children play with different than normal social groups. This leads to the exposure to head lice by a variety of sources.

In addition to the summer...

Dispelling Myths: Head Lice VS Other Pests

Head Lice VS Other Pests

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Other bugs are often mistaken for head lice or the characteristics of other pests are often attributed to head lice. Head lice only inhabit the human head and only have the ability to crawl.

There is much misinformation and confusion surrounding head lice and other similar pests. Much of this misinformation comes from confusing the characteristics of common parasites with...

Why does Head Lice have a Social Stigma?

Why does Head Lice have a Social Stigma?

 


The social stigma of head lice dates back to the Victorian age.  Having lice was seen as unhygienic and was greatly feared by the upper class.

 

Lice: the Dreaded Four Letter Word

Lice: the Dreaded Four Letter Word

The dreaded "your child has lice call' 
There is no reason to panic when you discover your child has lice. It is very common and easily treatable with the right tools and diligence.

No parent wants to hear that their child or children have lice. When you hear the word lice what is the first thing that you think of? Many parents think that when you get lice it is either by being too clean or too dirty....