How In The World Do These Things Get On Our Heads???

By Jennie Lasater, Founding Owner Lice Ladies Atlanta June 15, 2017

How can you get head lice on your head? From head-to-head contact with an infested person’s hair, but may be transferred with shared combs, hats and other hair accessories.

They may also remain on bedding or upholstered furniture for a brief period. A louse can live off of someone’s head for 48 hours.

Head lice are a very common problem, second only to the common cold among communicable diseases affecting school children.

******Getting head lice is NOT a sign of bad personal hygiene or an unclean living environment. Anyone can become infested, young, old, rich, poor, clean or dirty. As a matter of fact, lice even prefer a clean scalp!!!! ******

Head lice infestation is very common and is distributed worldwide. Preschool and elementary-age children, 3 to 11 years of age are infested most often. Females are infested more often than males, probably due to more frequent head to head contact. But anyone can get it! Even moms and dads sometimes!

Lice Ladies Atlanta can be reached by email or by phone 1-888-924-5423. Located at 1725 Mt. Vernon Rd, Suite 4, Dunwoody, GA 30338 and 4 other locations around Atlanta.

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