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Lice 101: What to Know About Lice

Lice 101: What to Know About Lice

Lice 101: What to Know About Lice

There are many myths and misconceptions about lice, including how they spread and how to remove them. Educating yourself on lice can help prevent a lice outbreak and get rid of lice for good. Here are some things to know about lice:

What exactly are lice?

Lice are a type of parasite that attaches to a human host, mainly to scalps and human hair. Female lice can lay as many as six eggs every day taking about a week to hatch. Lice can live as long as 30 days with a host and are spread by human-to-human contact or contact with an object that has been exposed to lice such as clothing, combs, brushes, towels, hats and other apparel.

Lice outbreaks are very common

If you or your child has ever gotten lice, you are not alone. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that up to 12 million people in the U.S. get lice each year, most of which are children ages 3 to 11 years old, making it extremely common.

Over-the-counter treatments are not always effective

In order to get rid of lice, most people who are infested rely on over-the-counter treatment methods such as using essential oils, wet combing or lice removal shampoo, but these don’t combat the long-term issue, which is getting rid of lice for good. With a 99.5 percent success rate of getting rid of lice permanently, the best way to prevent lice from returning is getting professionally treated for lice at a salon like, Licenders.

Getting treated by a professional lice clinician

If you or your family member suspect that you have lice or are already confirmed to have lice, don’t wait to get screened or treated professionally. We offer scheduled and walk-in appointments seven days per week at our six convenient treatment salons located in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Connecticut and Long Island.

Get back to your lice-free life by contacting us or calling 888-984-3042 to schedule a lice screening or treatment appointment or by booking online now! To learn more about Licenders or to share what you know about lice, be sure to check us out on FacebookTwitterPinterestInstagram or LinkedIn!