As common as head lice and nits are, there is an abundance of persistent misunderstandings about them. In this article, Lice Lifters looks at the top myths about nits in DFW.
Myth: Nits are easy to spot.
Truth: Unless a child has a severe infestation, head lice can be extremely difficult to spot, especially on dry hair. The best way to check for head lice is to coat the scalp and hair with conditioner, then comb through small sections at a time with a fine-toothed lice comb, wiping the comb on a paper towel as you go. Under good light and with a magnifying glass, check the paper towel for small brown critters that may look like sesame seeds (the lice) and white specks (the eggs).
Myth: Nits (lice eggs) can fall off a person’s head, hatch and cause another person to get lice.
Truth: Nits are glued to the hair shaft by a cement-like substance and are very hard to remove. When a nymph (baby louse) is hatched, it must quickly have the warmth and food source of a head to survive.
Myth: “No-nit” policies reduce the risk of head lice in schools and child-care facilities.
True: Research shows “no-nit” policies do not decrease the number of cases of head lice. They do increase the risk of incorrect diagnosis of head lice, the number of days children are out of school, and negative social stigma associated with head lice. They also may hinder academic performance.
Where to Go to Learn More
If you live in the DFW area and someone in your home is dealing with head lice, give our experienced Lice Lifticians at our Frisco location at 972-294- 3539 to answer any questions. We’ll be happy to answer whatever questions you may have.
Is there anything more annoying than continuing to find nits after an over the counter treatment didn’t work? Yes, you could be facing another head lice outbreak. Nits can be difficult to remove. Lice Lifters makes it a priority to educate our DFW clients on what to do when those nagging nits won’t go away. Read on to learn more.
Remind Me, What’s a Nit?
The nit is the egg form of head lice. The nit is usually tightly attached to the hair near the scalp. They are attached by a glue-like substance that makes them hard to remove. Nits are not addressed by many common lice removal treatments. So, it’s important to know the best way to remove them to prevent the possibility of a second outbreak.
How Do I Get Rid of Them?
Let us help! Our nit comb is specially designed to aid in lifting the nits from the hair strand and off the scalp. Nits are held onto the strand with a kind of “glue” that can make them difficult to fully remove without the comb. Our trained Lice Lifticians are experienced and proficient in coming through the entire scalp and removing each and every nit from your child’s hair.
If you’ve heard of head lice issues in DFW, be on the lookout. Nits are easier to see in natural lights. So when you child comes home from camp, their friend’s house, or some other place where it’s possible they came in contact with head lice, take a look. Be especially sure to focus your attention near the scalp, because that’s where nits are more likely to be.
Lice Lifters is Here to Help
If you and your family live in the DFW area and need head lice treatment or a comb out, give our professionals a call at our Frisco location at 972-294- 3539 to answer any questions. We’ll be happy to talk you through the process and answer whatever questions you may.
If you or someone in your household is dealing with head lice, we know it’s important to you to have those pests taken care of ASAP. That’s why our DFW area location has put together this list of fast tricks for getting that head lice to head out.
Schedule a Head Check
Come in for one of our head checks. During the check we go through section by section, to check for nits, nymphs, and adult lice. If we don’t find any evidence, then you have nothing to worry about. But if we do find that there is a head lice infestation, we can help you get rid of them.
Follow Through With a Comb-Out
Using our specially designed micro-grooved comb made just for Lice Lifters, we meticulously remove stubborn nits from the hair shaft until no more can be found. For people with long hair, comb-outs generally take between an hour and an hour and a half. The process will go more quickly for clients with short hair. This is an important step to ensuring that your treatment is successful.
Use a Method That Works
At Life Lifters, we apply the The Lice Lifters® Lice Solution Treatment, cover your head with a shower cap, and send you back to the comfort of your DFW area home to rinse out the solution. By the time you leave Lice Lifters, any remaining lice should already be dead — but we don’t mind erring on the side of overkill by allowing the solution to work until you get home.
Call Lice Lifters Today
If you live in the Dallas area and someone in your home is dealing with head lice, give our experienced Lice Lifticians at our Frisco location at 972-294- 3539 to answer any questions. We’ll be happy to answer whatever questions you may have.