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The Life of a Louse – How Long Does it Take to Know You Have Lice?

December 30, 2017

The Life of a Louse – How Long Does it Take to Know You Have Lice?

The Life of a Louse – How Long Does it Take to Know You Have Lice?

The Life of a Louse – How Long Does it Take to Know You Have Lice?

December 30, 2017

If a louse transfers from someone’s head to yours, it will only take a short while for them to lay eggs. These eggs or nits hatch within 2 weeks and that’s when the real trouble starts. However, if you’re worried after being exposed to someone with lice, here are some ways you can tell if you have lice as well.

Early Signs of Lice

1.     Irritated Scalp and Persistent Itchiness

Don’t mistake these symptoms for a dry scalp and dandruff. Head lice cause itchiness because your body reacts to the saliva they inject on your scalp to feed on—same way as a mosquito feeds on you.

If your scalp is incessantly itchy and flaky, it may be a sign that you have lice. Check the particular spot nits.

2.     Nits or Eggs

Nits are known as the eggs of the head lice and are the most common sign of a lice infestation. The louse lays the egg which attaches itself to the base of your hair follicle.

Typically brown in color, the head lice is minute and easily camouflaged, so you may have difficulty seeing it. Check for nits in hotspots, i.e. behind the ears, at the base of your neck, etc. If you see any nits, there’s a good chance you may have more lice.

Wet your hair and run a fine-toothed comb. This will help you see well.

What Do I do if I Have Lice?

If you do have lice, it’s best if you get treated for lice as soon as possible.

Do not use any home remedies or over the counter medicines. Instead, go to a lice removal clinic and make sure they use safe, all-natural products. Lice clinics like Lice Master are your best choice if you’re seeking quick treatment for lice removal.

Before going for your treatment, make sure to wash your clothes (not all, just the ones you wore recently), and your pillow case and pillow, bed sheets, jackets, hats and gloves. This way, there won’t be any chance of a re-infestation.

Conclusion

Lice Master is one of the best treatment services for effective lice removal, from your hair and from your home.

We provide home inspection and cleaning services in addition to at-home treatments. This way, you’ll have no trouble being lice-free for longer.

Contact Lice Master at 800-403-5423 today to book an appointment!

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