09 Dec Can I Get Head Lice More than Once?
Lice are parasites that attach themselves to human hair and feed on human blood. They are not a disease or infection, which also means your body won’t develop antibodies to them. Therefore, you can get lice again and again.
So, the short answer to the question of, “Can I get head lice more than once?” is yes. That said, it’s helpful if you can determine where the lice came from. Is this a brand new infestation or was the first one never really cleared?
When Lice Come Back: How It Happens
When your child returns home with head lice, your first thought is where did they come from! You carefully combed out all the nits and used the head lice shampoo as directed, so how are you in this position? One of two reasons.
- It’s possible that the head lice treatment did not work like it was supposed to. This could be the product’s fault, as many over-the-counter ingredients are no longer effective at treating lice. Or, you may not have followed all the steps completely. For instance, some people forget to do a second application.
- It’s also possible that you came into contact with lice again. This is not as uncommon as you think because there are often lice outbreaks happening in communities. Even if you treat your child at home for lice, they can still come into contact with them again.
How to Treat a Second Head Lice Infestation
Treating another head lice case is not all that different from treating the first one, but there are some different choices you’ll want to make this time around. For instance, if it was the head lice shampoo that didn’t work, you’ll want to choose a different product.
We do not recommend using over-the-counter products because they often contain harsh ingredients that are not necessary for killing lice. All these ingredients do is expose your child to potentially harmful chemicals. Lice have developed a tolerance to these ingredients, which is why they don’t always work.
Instead, try an all-natural head lice removal product like those from My Hair Helpers. Our products are guaranteed to work and you can feel good knowing they are safe for your whole family. Do follow the instructions, as we recommend a follow-up treatment to remove any remaining lice or nits.
Also, do not forget to wet comb your child’s hair with a lice removal comb. These combs will remove nits so that they do not grow and create a new infestation. We recommend doing this every couple of days for a few weeks and then gradually decreasing when you find no nits. Even when your child is clear, we still suggest following the “Once a week, take a peak” rule.
Get a Hold of Lice for Good with My Hair Helpers
Head lice can be stubborn, but they’re still no match for My Hair Helpers’ head lice removal services and products. Whether this is your first experience with lice or your third, you can count on our products for the fast, effective lice removal you need.