Posts Tagged ‘lice infestation’

Do that many people get head lice?

Reliable data on how many people get head lice each year in the United States are not available; however, an estimated 6 million to 12 million infestations occur each year in the United States among children 3 to 11 years of age. Some studies suggest that girls get head lice more often than boys, probably…

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Why You Should Avoid Treating Head Lice with Chemicals

WA 2015 study led by Kyong Yoon, an assistant professor at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, reveals that lice are now resistant to common over-the-counter (OTC) treatments in more than half of the country. The 2015 study results show 100 percent resistance to pesticide treatments in at least 48 US states, including California. More specifically, the study…

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The Claim: Washing hair with Coca-Cola will get rid of head lice

TWhile head lice is typically treated with special combs or professional head lice removal clinics, one social media user claims there’s an easier do-it-yourself remedy.  A Feb. 25 Facebook post shared in a Homemaking Tips group claims Coca-Cola may “get rid of lice and nits FAST.” The meme includes a checklist of steps to complete, starting with washing the…

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If you have lice eggs, you have lice!

It is common for people to call us and say they are not sure if they have lice since they don’t see anything crawling around but they do see eggs in their hair. If a person has lice eggs in their hair then they have an active lice infestation! An adult louse lays 5-7 eggs…

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Haven’t Gone Anywhere? Yes, You Can Still Get Lice!

Even if you have not gone out less often or even not at all, you can still get head lice. All head lice need is a strand of hair and warm scalp to live on.  So you just have to ask yourself have you or your child been around ANYONE in the past few weeks…

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Where Can Lice Live

Head lice live on the scalp. They have evolved over thousands of years and have adapted to an environment that is very, very specific to a certain level of humidity, temperature, and the presence of human blood that can all be found on the human head.  That means they don’t venture from that. They live…

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Who Can Get Lice

Anyone can get head lice. Lice do not know age, income, ethnicity, if you are a boy or a girl, what you do for a living, if you have had lice before or if you have never had lice.  All they care is that you have a hair strand for them to live on. If…

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How Can I Kill Lice?

There are lots of ways to kill head lice. You can suffocate them, you can poison them, you can dry them out, you can plain get rid of them.  You can use herbal remedies. If you choose a suffocant, know that lice breathe air through things called spiricals on the side of their body and…

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Lice and Furniture

Head lice live on human hair.   Lice crawl down to the scalp and must feed every 2-3 hours or so on human blood and their eggs must nest on the scalp in order to survive.  They don’t live anywhere else. They like warm, humid environments like they find underneath layers of hair. They are not inclined…

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