Nits and lice are a common problem for kids, but adults are not exempt from them either. Thankfully, lice infestations are no longer a panic situation. In fact, these common pests can easily be treated at home. Here are all the things you need to know about nits and lice:
Lice are a lot like fleas. They are tiny wingless parasites. However, lice can not jump from one host to another, unlike fleas. Fleas also typically feed on non-human hosts, although they can infest humans too, whereas lice specifically live on human blood.
Fleas can also live without any host for up to 100 days, while lice can not survive without a host for more than a day or two. Flea bites may also appear like tiny scabs, have a red spot in the middle, and look a lot like bed bug bites. Lice will also be more visible if you do get an infestation, and if they are present for quite a while, the skin may thicken and darken in the affected area.
Lice lay eggs (called nits) on the scalp, which hatch and feed on the blood of the host. They are also transferred from one person to another through sharing combs, close contact with a person infected with lice, and through sharing other personal items. There are also different types of lice. Here are the most common types:
These are the most common signs and symptoms for lice infestation:
Lice removal is now easier because of the abundance of treatments available to treat lice. Here are quick and easy ways to treat lice infestation:
Since lice spread commonly through sharing combs, make sure to clean your lice combs thoroughly. Here’s how to properly clean your comb:
Although a case of lice is a common event, it’s never a pleasant one to experience. And while lice infestations are most common in children, anyone can get them, so whether it comes to protecting yourself or your loved ones, you want to make sure that you have the right tools to get the job done quickly and effectively.
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