Most people shudder at the thought of having lice, and it’s easy to understand why. While we hope that you never have to deal with lice, it’s important to know what you should and shouldn’t do if you end up with them. In today’s post, we’ll cover five things you should never do if you have lead lice. Lice Treatment Solutions provides fast and affordable lice removal in Houston and the surrounding areas. Give us a call or stop by our lice treatment center for an appointment!

If You Have Lice…

Don’t Panic

While we completely understand that the thought of having lice making their way through your hair makes your skin crawl, lice are one of the most benign problems you can face. They’re certainly annoying and the itching may keep you up at night, but your long-term health is not at risk. The most important thing you can do is seek our professional lice removal as soon as you suspect that you have lice.

Don’t Use Over-The-Counter Treatments

As we noted in one of our previous posts, over-the-counter lice removal products are some of the most harmful and toxic products available on today’s market. Many of the chemicals have been linked to serious problems such as cancer, uncontrollable shaking, wheezing, seizures, and more. At Lice Treatment Solutions, we use safe and effective natural lice treatments that eliminate lice without putting your health and well-being at risk. We also offer natural lice prevention products, so be sure to pick some up if your child will be attending camp this summer!

Don’t Throw Away Hats and Clothing

Many of our clients tell us that they threw away everything they wore when they had lice, and while we understand the sentiment, it’s completely unnecessary to throw away your hats and clothing after a lice infestation. Lice cannot live for more than 48 hours without a human host, but their eggs can remain viable for up to seven days. Instead of throwing out your clothing, gather everything that could be contaminated and place it into a double-lined trash bag. Wait seven days before removing your clothing, and then immediately wash everything with hot water and soap.

Don’t Tear Your Home Apart 

As we noted above, it’s completely unnecessary to tear your home apart in the days following a lice infestation. You should vacuum carpeted areas and furniture thoroughly, mop hard surfaces with soap and water, and take your pets to the vet for a checkup. You should know that it’s unlikely that lice will make their way back into your hair if they have fallen into the carpet, so you don’t need to spend an inordinate amount of time scrubbing every inch of your home.

See our previous post about delousing your home for more in-depth information.

Don’t Wait

Seeking out professional lice treatment as soon as possible is the best way to get back to normalcy as soon as you suspect that you have lice. Do-it-yourself lice removal kits are difficult for the average person to use, and a prolonged battle with lice is the last thing you want to deal with. We’ll help you with a customized treatment plan that gets you back to lice-free living as soon as possible!

Fast and Affordable Lice Removal in Houston

Lice Treatment Solutions is proud to be Houston’s trusted lice treatment center. Our friendly team members will be able to provide you with an accurate diagnosis during your initial appointment, and we’ll then get to work removing your lice. We provide unlimited follow-up inspections for 30 days after your initial appointment, so don’t hesitate to give us a call or come by our location if you need additional help.

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