5 Head Lice Facts

Head lice has many myths, stereotypes, and causes shock and disbelief for many. No one wants head lice, never thinks it will happen to them, and never happens at a good time. Here are 5 Head Lice Facts You Need to know. 1) Head lice is the second reason children miss school, behind the common cold. 2) Head lice are equal opportunity parasites that feed on the human scalp regardless of hygiene, income, ethnicity, or day of the week. 3) Lice don’t hop, jump, or fly. They only crawl. Head-to-head contact is the predominant way that lice is spread. 4) Lice have mutated over the years and have developed a resistance to the chemicals in over-the-counter shampoos. 5) Lice is a family affair. Just half of the head lice infestations happen to school age children. The other half happens to parents, usually moms and older siblings