Nobody wants to deal with a lice infestation, especially during the holiday season. Whether you’re staying here for the holidays or traveling somewhere else, it’s important to be on the lookout for lice as your children come home for winter break and you brave the holiday masses to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. In today’s post, we’ll explain some of the most common symptoms of head lice to help you ensure that this holiday season is a lice-free one.

Lice Treatment Solutions is proud to be Houston’s premier resource for lice removal. We offer fast and affordable service, discrete appointments, and follow-up inspections for up to 30 days after your initial appointment. Call 832-284-4727 or get in touch with us online to request an appointment, and continue reading below to learn more about the symptoms of head lice!

Common Head Lice Symptoms

Itching

An itchy scalp is the most common symptom of head lice. Lice gorge themselves on blood after making tiny bites on the scalp, which then become itchy as the wounds begin to heal. While an itchy scalp can be caused by seasonal dryness, health and beauty products, and other skin conditions, lice should always be on your radar if you or your child begin to experience this symptom.

Tickling

While an itchy scalp can have a number of different causes, sensations of crawling and tickling are much less ambiguous. Many people with thick hair have a difficult time spotting lice on the scalp, but are able to feel them moving around. If you or your child are experiencing sensations of crawling or tickling, then it’s time to come to our lice treatment center for an inspection.

Difficulty Sleeping

In addition to an itchy scalp and sensations of tingling, difficulty sleeping is another common symptom of head lice. While lice do stay active throughout the day, they become much more active after dark. They feed primarily during the night, and their tiny bites and movement on the scalp can make it difficult to get a full night of rest. As Houston’s lice removal experts, we know that this can be one of the most frustrating symptoms to experience, so come to our center immediately if lice are making it difficult for you to fall and stay asleep.

Swollen Lymph Nodes

Sensitive individuals often experience swollen lymph nodes in conjunction with lice. This is because lice have enzymes in their saliva that can cause the body to have an allergic reaction, resulting in swollen and painful lymph nodes. Regardless of whether you actually have head lice, you should always schedule an appointment with a health care provider if your lymph nodes are swollen.

Small Eggs

The presence of small, oval-shaped eggs is a common sign of lice that occurs several weeks into an infestation. Adult lice can lay up to eight eggs per day, and hundreds of lice laying several eggs per day can quickly become noticeable to the naked eye. Many people mistake lice eggs for dandruff, but in conjunction with the other symptoms listed here, small white flecks are more likely to be lice eggs than dead skin.

Treating and Removing Head Lice 

At Lice Treatment Solutions, we’re proud to provide each and every one of our customers with fast and affordable lice removal. Our thoroughly trained and experienced technicians know how to diagnose lice at any stage, and we use state-of-the-art treatments to ensure that the problem is resolved as quickly as possible. Many of the over-the-counter treatments available on today’s market contain harsh and harmful chemicals, and that’s why we’ve chosen to use strictly natural lice prevention and removal products. With safe products and exceptional service, it’s no wonder that we’re Houston’s go-to treatment center!

Contact Our Houston Lice Treatment Center

We hope that today’s post will help you keep an eye out for head lice as the end of the year approaches. We know that the holiday season is keeping you busy, so schedule an appointment with us if you suspect that you or anyone in your household has lice. You can get in touch with us at 832-284-4727, or you can fill out the form below to get in touch with us online.

Happy Holidays from the team at Lice Treatment Solutions!

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