There have long been myths and stigmas that follow head lice. The pesky parasites themselves are enough to make your skin crawl, but the hurtful words that can come along with them are even worse. Head lice have been around since ancient times and misinformation still follows them. This new year lets set the lice lies and stigmas aside and learn the truth behind head lice.
Head Lice Stigmas
Myth #1 – “Lice Like Dirt”
One of the biggest misconceptions surrounding lice is that they prefer to infest those with dirty hair. It has long been thought that head lice infest unclean or dirty individuals. That could not be further from the truth. In fact, head lice do not have a huge preference, but if they had to pick would choose clean hair. Lice often infest those with clean hair and are known to affect those from all walks of life. Head lice have no preference for cleanliness, gender, social status, race, etc.
Myth #2 – “Lice Bring Bullying”
As we mentioned above, head lice can infest anyone of any age or social group. Often times individuals are afraid to speak openly about their infestation or seek treatment. They fear what others may say or think of them. This often occurs in schools and youth settings. Being open about the cause of head lice and the ease of treatment can help reduce the stigma that follows them. Remind your children and peers head lice are nothing to be ashamed of and can easily be treated. Offer those around you your assistance and time for treatment, instead of harsh words or laughs.
Myth #3 – “Lice Cause Stress”
Traditionally a head lice infestation brought about a lot of stress. It meant weeks of treatments. Stripping your house down to clean and time off work or school. That’s a lot to take on for some tiny little parasites. Thankfully due to new research and technology you don’t have to waste all that time and effort anymore. At Lice Clinics 805, we use a three-step heated air process to dehydrate and kill all lice in one easy treatment. You no longer have to spend weeks treating and re-treating. We’ve also come up with an easy cleaning list to get your home back in order. There is no need to throw away all of your belongings or hire professionals. Stay calm and don’t overdo it. Lice Clinics 805 is here to make lice a breeze.
Don’t let lice stigmas keep you in the dark ages. Learn the truth and be prepared the next time you run into those pesky critters.
If you have any questions or need a head lice removal treatment, don’t hesitate to contact us. At Lice Clinics 805, which proudly serves Ventura, Santa Barbara, and surrounding areas in California, we are here to help! Our removal process guarantees toremove head lice in 1 quick, and safe treatment. Let us help your kids and family members get back to the things they enjoy. Call us today to schedule an appointment at 805-334-0951!