3 Symptoms of a Lice Infestation

Life infestations can be hard. However, it is not impossible to get rid of them. 

First of all, you need to identify lice and know how they look like. Lice are parasites that are small and suck blood off your scalp. They are commonly the size of a sesame seed and the nits or eggs are the sizes of a small flake of dandruff. 

Lice infestations can happen to anyone; therefore, you don’t need to worry if you are experiencing symptoms. But you do need to start to take action so you can eradicate it. 

Lice can spread fast, especially on kids. One of the easiest ways that lice can spread is by sharing items that are meant to be used on the head. For example, hats, hairbrushes, hair ties, and any other kind of hair accessory.

To properly identify the presence of lice, you can look for the following symptoms:

1. Itchiness

The main symptom is itchiness. Itchiness in the whole scalp can cause irritation. However, some don’t experience itchiness until nits have grown into lice. Lice symptoms start to resurface after six weeks or so. 

2. Tickling all-around your head

Another common symptom is feeling tickling or if something’s walking all around your head or body. This can be stressful for many because the tickling is very constant and it can cause an itch. 

3. Irritation in your scalp 

Lice cause irritation in your scalp due to all the scratching you do to yourself. This is normal because the first reaction we have after feeling a weird feeling on our scalp is to scratch it. However, since lice are constantly walking around your scalp, the intense scratching can cause irritation. 

Ease Your Scalp with Bug Adieu

Bug Adieu offers an emergency response for whenever the lice issue has gotten out of hand. If you need help as soon as possible, we will try our best to give you your appointment for the same day if possible. 

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