Winter Head Lice Checks. Yes folks even in the dead of winter you can find head lice on your child’s head. Many parents are surprised to discover their child has head lice in the cold weather. Because most people think head lice only happens in the warm weather. This leads parents to believe you can only have lice during spring, summer or fall. In fact your child probably contracted head lice during the summer or fall and still has it. In addition parents express confusion about head lice treatment options. Furthermore most parents are unaware of the latest data indicating that head lice are resistant to OTC lice treatments.
Winter Head Lice Checks. Parents wonder how their child’s head lice case could go unnoticed for so long. Undetected cases of head lice are common among school aged children in the U.S. In fact most people with an active lice infestation don’t exhibit any lice symptoms during the first 3 months of the infestation. Itching from lice occasionally results after 3-4 months. The itching is due to a cumulative allergic reaction to the lice bites.
Winter Head Lice Checks are a good idea to prevent more advanced cases of lice. Doing a preventative monthly OMG lice check, can provide both information and peace of mind. Catching a case of lice early is much easier to treat than letting the infestation continue for several months.
Winter Head Lice Checks. A widely held urban myth about head lice is that ski helmets spread lice. In fact this is very unlikely to happen. Because head lice do not easily, or willingly, detach from the hair shaft and travel to inanimate objects. In order for head lice to survive they need a blood meal at least every 4 hours. Furthermore the blood meal can only come from the human scalp. Hence head lice grab tightly to the hair as kids put helmets on and off. Head lice transmission happens through direct head to head contact. Therefore transmission of head lice via helmets or hats is exceedingly rare.