Head lice are very small insects that can cause very big problems. Talk about lice is often filled with statements that are far from the truth. Knowing the common myths and why they are not true can lead to better treatment if you find lice in your home. For professional lice treatment in Milwaukee, Lice Clinics of America can put a stop to all of these common myths:
Myth #1: You have lice if your scalp itches
False. Your scalp can itch for several other reasons than lice. Dry skin is an occurring problem that causes your scalp to itch. Having an itchy scalp is a symptom of lice but not a deciding factor. It is for your benefit to do an at-home lice check and if you are still worried visit a local clinic to receive a professional head check.
Myth #2: You must use chemicals to kill lice
Mostly false. Chemical treatments and different prescription treatments are available to kill lice, but these options are not the best options due to the ingredients. Our patented AirAlle device is a safer alternative to the chemical treatment options. It uses a safe amount of heat and special combs to remove them from your scalp.
Myth #3: Lice can fly
False. Lice are very small, similar to the size of a sesame seed. They do not have wings and very small legs; crawling is their main source of movement. Head-to-head transmission is the only way to contract lice. Although they can only crawl, once they are on your scalp, they spread fast.
Myth #4: Your pets can give you lice
False. Human lice cannot survive on dogs or cats. Dogs and cats can catch lice, but lice that are specific to their blood. With this you cannot get lice from your pets and they cannot get lice from you. Lice requires blood from the human scalp in order to survive.
Myth #5: You can only get lice with long hair
Not completely true. Lice will infest a scalp with any length of hair. It does not matter if your hair is short, long, curly, straight, clean, or dirty. Human blood is the only thing lice are after so any head works.
Professional Head Lice Clinic in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
After reading this information you should be able to spot the truth better when it comes to lice. If your family or yourself ever need to have your heads checked or require treatment for lice be sure to visit Lice Clinics of America – Milwaukee. Our professional team will ensure a safe and quick experience. Say goodbye to these myths and those annoying little lice!