November 1, 2017
November 1, 2017
“Don’t go near Katelyn, she has lice!”
Do these words sound familiar to you? It’s easy to judge people for the problems we’ve never faced. Unfortunately, it’s understandable that people don’t want to go near lice victims because of the label attached to head lice.
Not only do they affect our social life, they’re also the bane of our existence, being hard to get rid of. But what’s even harder to deal with, is the problems that come with head lice. Even after you’ve long gotten rid of them, you still struggle with low self-esteem.
This is because of the trouble of being known as that kid who had lice. From name-calling to incessant bullying, there isn’t anything a lice victim hasn’t encountered.
Not only is life difficult dealing with lice, the added bullying can make it depressing and lonely. Here is a list of common phrases all head lice victims have heard before:
This is the most common thing lice victims hear. There is a perception that head lice nest in dirty hair. This is far from the truth.
The truth is, lice don’t have a specific preference. They don’t have a preference for clean or unclean hair, short or long hair, or thin and thick hair.
They feed on human blood and can infest anyone, anywhere, at any given time.
While it is true that lice are “contagious”, with the right measurements, you won’t contract lice. Whenever you approach a lice victim, make sure to tie your hair or cover it with a scarf. This will seal your hair and you won’t have to worry about lice jumping into it.
It’s also important to note that lice can only be contracted if the person is really close to the victim’s hair.
It’s true that lice are similar to fleas—inthe sense that they can jump high, but are not exactly the same thing. In fact, there’s a huge difference between fleas and humans, the most discernable difference being that fleas infest animals.
Head lice are a common problem, with 6 to 12 million people being affected in the U.S. every year.
Remember that it can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any given moment. It’s best to educate and not hate!
If you or someone you know is struggling with head lice, a lice removal service can help. By using natural treatments, they can get rid of lice and nits from each strand of hair, in a timely and effective manner.
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