teenager with head lice

Help! My Teenager Has Head Lice.

Head lice are a common problem, especially for little kids. Young children are more likely to share personal space, allowing head lice to crawl onto new hosts. But, they aren’t the only ones. Teens can get head lice, too. Between selfies, sports and video games, there are plenty of opportunities for teens to spread lice. 

Unlike little kids who are usually more tolerant of head lice, teens don’t handle them as well. They are aware of the stigma and may refuse to go to school or let their friends know what’s going on

If you have a teenager with head lice, this guide is here to help you. You got this! 

Get a Professional Diagnosis 

If your teen was combing through their hair and found a louse, it’s possible that it’s just one at this time. However, it’s also possible that your teen already has an infestation, especially if they are having symptoms like itching or trouble sleeping. 

Head lice can be incredibly difficult to see, so we recommend getting a head lice check. You can do this through a professional head lice expert like My Hair Helpers or with your family doctor. This way, you’ll know for sure what you’re dealing with and if treatment is necessary. Plus, you can get everyone in the family checked at this time. 

Use a Good Treatment 

Not all head lice treatments are considered equal. Over-the-counter treatments are growing increasingly ineffective, and they can expose your teen to more chemicals than need be. Instead, choose a safe, effective head lice treatment that contains dimethicone. Dimethicone won’t irritate your teen’s skin and has a low risk for adverse effects. 

For the best results, your teen will probably need two treatments. The first treatment targets the active infestation and improves symptoms within a couple of days. The second treatment kills nits that may have hatched, stopping the infestation in its tracks. You can opt for treatment in the home, which is great for teens since it’s private. There’s no chance of bumping into a classmate. 

Review Smart Prevention Practices 

Teenagers tend to share their personal space, just as kids do. Once your teen realizes that getting head lice is a real possibility, it should be easier to talk to them about smart prevention practices. Remind them to avoid head-to-head contact and the sharing of personal items like hats, hair accessories and helmets. 

Of course, teens can’t avoid this entirely, so purchase a lice repellent that they can use if head lice cases are increasing. Remember, head lice have nothing to do with being clean, so washing the hair won’t make a difference. 

My Hair Helpers treats people of all ages with head lice. We understand that teens are especially careful about their privacy. This is why we offer private, confidential in-home appointments. Or, you can order a DIY kit if your teen prefers. Our products are guaranteed to work, so your teen will be back in school and with their friends in no time. 

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FAQ's

WHAT ARE HEAD LICE?

Head lice are tiny six-legged insects that are blood-sucking parasites. They live on the scalp of humans. Head lice are the little and wingless insects with a size of sesame seeds that make their home on the human head and spread diseases by sucking the blood from the scalp. Infections and diseases caused by head lice are generally faced by on-going school students and their family members as the head of students come in contact with the head of other students. Contact My Hair Helpers to guaranteed head lice removal services. We are professional head lice removal experts known for our best service and customer support.

WHERE DO HEAD LICE COME FROM?

The evidence for head lice goes back many centuries. Lice was named as the third plague in the Old Testament of the Bible. The shell casings for lice have been found on Egyptian mummies. Live Lice on the head and their eggs can be killed by opting for different lice treatments that are available in different forms such as lotions, shampoos, and creams and these can be used at home without any hassle. It is necessary for the women who are pregnant or breastfeed their babies to take suggestions from a renowned doctor about the risk-free products.

HOW DO WE GET LICE?

In the majority of cases, head lice is passed with head to head contact. A smaller number of cases are passed through brushes and combs and sharing hats. Lice don’t like to leave their food supply unless a warm head is waiting for them.

DOES GETTING HEAD LICE MEAN I’M DIRTY?

Head lice actually prefer clean hair! It’s more difficult for them to lay eggs on greasy or dirty hair.