What Can I Do If I was Exposed to Head Lice?
When it comes to the spread of head lice, one of the biggest misconceptions is that it is hard to control after exposure. This comes behind the other big misconception that the only people who get head lice are grade school children. It turns out that both adults and children can get head lice, and that getting exposed to head lice is not a terrible ordeal, because there are plenty of effective post-exposure methods of control. Read on to learn what to do in the event of getting head lice, or being in contact with someone who has it.
Check with a Professional
Someone you were recently in close contact with may have notified you that they have lice, and therefore there is a high probability that you do too. Maybe your scalp has been very itchy as of late, or you are feeling a sort of rustling across your head, like there are creepy crawlies in your hair. However, if you see a certified lice technician for diagnosis, you can know for sure whether you have lice or not. You can also run through a detailed list of treatment options to find the product that is best for you.
You can even be prudent in taking preventative measures, such as getting a virtual testing done by a professional so that you do not rub elbows, or hair, with anyone, like you perhaps would on your way to see a lice technician or doctor in-person.
Get a Lice-Removal Product
Speaking of treatment products, there is a high chance that you will be buying one if you do indeed have lice. Most treatments for lice involve a lice-removal product, and a lice-eliminating shampoo is one of the more frequently prescribed treatments by doctors. Ordering these products online can be a great preventative measure as well, as it can eliminate the spread of lice from you to someone else.
For example, a Do-It-Yourself kit can be a great lice-elimination package, especially if you are living in a house with other people, be they roommates or family members.
The kit we linked to above is our own kit, which comes with our mousse that uses enzymes to dissolve the glue that holds the eggs, AKA the nits, to your hair shafts. Along with the mousse is the Nit Wits Oil Treatment, which, like the Nit Wits Mousse, is also pesticide-free. The mousse takes care of the lice eggs, while the oil takes care of the active lice by suffocating them, freezing them in their tracks to stop any further spread or egg-laying.
Finally, the kit includes the Nit Wits Terminator Comb, which protect your scalp while providing a thorough combing that is guaranteed to get all of the nits and lice out of your hair.
Take Care of Your Hair
Having lice is never fun, but it does not need to be more difficult than it already is. Get in touch with Nit Wits for lice testing, treatment, and products so that you can get back to living your best life!