Lice. Just the mention of the term will make your head start itching. This common parasite affects people of all ages, races and socio-economic backgrounds. It does not seem to matter how clean or dirty you are, how much money you make, or where you live. You can and probably will encounter lice at some point.
Head lice are transferred from one head to another. You can also get them from sharing hats or even sharing a comb or other hair accessory. It is rare to get them from the back of a chair or a sofa, but not impossible. Because kids are so happy to share items with one another, especially swapping a hat or hair bow, it is common for them to share the pests back and forth if just one child in a classroom has an infestation.
If you or your child has head lice, they can quickly bread and overtake your scalp. Often, you will not know that you have any lice at the outset of your infection, because the itching usually does not develop for a few months after you first contract the bugs. That is what makes dealing with an infestation so difficult. Because the critters have had a few months to breed, reproduce and spread through your family, it is entirely possible for your one infected child to infect the entire family.
Once you discover that you have a head lice problem, you need to act quickly and decisively. There are many options available for you to treat this infection. Some people opt to treat it on their own, using over the counter products that kill the lice and their eggs. However, this is tedious and time consuming. It also often does not produce the desired effect, as it is easy to miss a nit or two when you are combing through the infected person’s head.
Disinfecting hair care items is another important step in getting rid of lice. Metal items can be boiled, while soft items can be sprayed with a repellant product. Use caution, as many of these products contain chemicals that are dangerous to your family, so use them in a well ventilated area.
Another option is to have an in-salon Seattle Lice Treatment done. These treatments are able to rid your head of lice in one treatment, and are quite effective at truly eliminating the problem. This saves you time and also gives you the confidence that the problem truly is gone. When it comes to dealing a swift, decisive blow to your head lice problem, this is one of the best Seattle lice treatments available.