Lice Myths Revealed

March 15, 2018 6:48 am

There’s a big chance that you’ve experienced getting infected by lice when you were a kid, but it doesn’t mean that you already know everything about them. Educate your kids and the whole family about what to believe and what not to believe about lice now!


MYTH #1: Boys do not get hair lice because of their short hair.

It’s never about hair length. As long as there are hair strands they can hold on to and scalp they can suck blood from, anybody can get infected by lice.


MYTH #2: You can get lice from pets.

Animal lice and human head lice are different. You never need to worry about this ever again.


MYTH #3: Dirty hair means higher chances of getting infected by lice.

One thing you should realize is that head-to-head contact is the main cause of lice infection. You can also get infected when you use objects infested by lice, such as comb, hats, hoodies, and more. Good hair hygiene is important, but poor hair and/or scalp hygiene will not cause lice to grow on your head.


MYTH #4: Lice can jump from one head to another.

Fact: Lice do not have wings! The only way they can transfer from one head to another is by crawling. This is why head-to-head contact with anyone infected by lice is strictly not allowed.

P.S. Now, you only have flying cockroaches to think about! Yikes!


MYTH #5: Head lice is a dangerous disease.

Nobody likes to get head lice, but don’t worry, it’s not a serious hair and scalp infection. However, it must be treated immediately, because if you don’t cure them as soon as possible, this could cause formation of eczema in the scalp, infection, and fever. Aside from these, your kid will be forced to skip school days because of severe itchiness and high possibility of getting other kids infected, too.

Don’t worry, all you need is the right and fastest treatment to get rid of them immediately. That’s why you have Lindell Lotion for the ultimate one-time treatment safe to be used by the whole family!


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