It’s both unfortunate and true that today’s most common lice removal methods aren’t effective. Between lice that have become resistant to the ingredients in over-the-counter products and the difficulty of removing critters smaller than the head of a pin, it’s no wonder that many people struggle for weeks and months before seeking professional lice removal.

In today’s entry, we’re going to explain how you can treat lice and keep them from coming back. If you think that you or someone in your household has lice, then come to Lice Treatment Solutions in Houston for an appointment. We offer fast service, affordable prices, and follow-up inspections for up to 30 days. Use this page to schedule your appointment!

Preventing Lice From Coming Back

Minimize Head-to-Head Contact A group of children playing while being supervised by an adult.

Head-to-head contact is how lice are most commonly spread, so avoid direct contact with anyone who has recently been treated for lice. Lice are more common in children than adults, so remind your child about the importance of personal space at school, at slumber parties, and anywhere else they go.

Don’t Use OTC Treatments

Many people turn to over-the-counter lice removal products after seeking out professional lice treatment. Whether they’re returning to school, work, or home, it’s completely understandable that they don’t want to contract any lice that are still lingering in the area.

If you find yourself in this camp, don’t worry! Lice cannot live for more than 48 hours (at most) without a host, so two days is all you’ll need to wait before any lingering lice are dead. Instead of using OTC lice removal products that contain harsh and harmful chemicals that tend to do more harm than good, set aside combs, hats, clothing, and anything else that came into contact with your head. Note that washing these items won’t necessarily kill any remaining lice, as they can hold their breath for up to two hours.

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Watch Your Symptoms

If you’ve recently been treated for lice, then keep an eye on your symptoms in the coming days and weeks. Residual itchiness is to be expected if you’ve caused sores and scabs to form by itching, but you shouldn’t feel any crawling sensations or see any lice. If you came to Lice Treatment Solutions for your removal, just give us a call within 30 days of your appointment and we will provide you with follow-up inspections free of charge.

Use Natural Lice Prevention Products

As we mentioned in the second section, most of the lice removal products on today’s market contain harsh and harmful chemicals that aren’t able to keep lice at bay. At Lice Treatment Solutions, we’re proud to carry natural, non-toxic lice prevention products that keep lice from coming back without putting your health at risk. They’re safe to use after you’ve been treated for head lice, and they’re also perfect to pack in your child’s bag if you’re sending them off to camp.

Do you need fast, affordable, and effective lice treatment in Houston? Call Lice Treatment Solutions or fill out the form below to schedule an appointment.

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