People are eager to return to their favorite hobbies and activities after a lice infestation. A frequently asked question is: “Can I go swimming after a lice treatment?”. It is completely understandable that you may want to jump in a pool and get your hair wet after all the endless itching! Besides, chlorinated water sounds like the perfect thing to kill those pesky lice, right? Actually- it is crucial to consider the risks associated with swimming after certain lice treatments. Luckily, we have all the answers you need!
Wouldn’t the Chlorine help?
The assumption is often made that chlorine would help eliminate lice and provide relief to your scalp. However, chlorine will not kill any of the lice. In fact- mixing the chemicals in an OTC lice treatment with the chlorine can result in many dangerous side effects. It is important to remember that chemicals on their own are very different from chemicals that are mixed together.
First, the chlorine will likely cause your OTC treatment to be even less effective than before. Although, this is the best case scenario. Mixing these harsh chemicals can cause serious damage to your scalp and result in burns and blisters to the skin. If you have completed an OTC lice treatment, it is best to wait at least 24 to 48 hours before you go swimming.
Here at our Lice Clinics of America Milwaukee – we have an FDA approved AirAllé treatment. With 0 chemicals required, the AirAllé treatment kills adult lice and lice eggs using only heated air! Most OTC lice treatments are not guaranteed to kill lice eggs, which is why they typically require multiple applications over long periods of time.
The effectiveness of the AirAllé treatment means you don’t need to wait around for hours or even days afterward to have your healthy scalp back. An AirAllé treatment can get you results in as little as 30 minutes, and the chances of needing a follow-up treatment are less than one percent! The best news of all is that you are perfectly safe to go swimming right after an AirAllé treatment, with no risk of chemical reactions or any other adverse side effects.
Tired of sitting by the sidelines while others enjoy the pool? Don’t let lice get in the way of your life. Save yourself the headache of trying those harsh and outdated over-the-counter treatments by yourself. Contact our Lice Clinic in Milwaukee to schedule an appointment with us. Our team of experts will work with you to ensure that you are provided the best possible treatment plan for your situation. Our AirAllé treatment can provide you with reliable results the first time, so you can leave the clinic and go straight to your local swimming pool.