Where Does Lice Come From?

indexQ: Okay, so I am very curious to know where lice (nits) are derived. I know that they go from head to toe, but the person who has them, and then go to each other, how they get that person, hair in the first place, it is because the cleaning, dirty, just where on earth did they come from and what environment they live in, to the peoples of hair, I google it and there is no answer to this question.

A: Head lice come from other humans – this is it. The lice are human parasites and do not come from the air or the ground or in the water. They need a host animal to live (in a way that does not come from dirt). They come from other people who have lice. Lice raises other lice, like any other species. You can also catch body lice if you come in direct contact with someone who has head lice. Pubic and body lice are more common in adults, but the same principles apply when he asks where they come from.

Only a small percentage of transfers lice come with a direct head to head contact. However, lice may come back if you do not get rid of them at the source:

1.) Lice From Children and school activities

They may come from anyone with whom the child has close contact with friends and classmates of your child. Increased activities with other children (sports, music, dance, gymnastics), where children together. Lice spread in schools and other educational groups (like the camp, and even pages sleep), because these are places where people are in close contact. They come to child to child by crawling into another childs hair when their heads are close.

images (12)Prevention: Help Older children understand how Lice Spread – Small children may become terrified at the thought of small bugs living on their head, and you may not be able to understand just where they come from and how children distribute them to each other.

Tell your children to avoid contact at the school head-to-head (in gym, on the playground or during sports) and while playing at home with other children.
Watch out for any scratching that she can do. If she or someone in your home has head lice, you should come clean and help them get rid of it. Therefore, schools see lice among students, they must treat these that bring the invasion to school to keep other students from getting attacked.

2.) Lice From Shared Objects

The spread of lice per person can be made using the same comb, scarf or hat, or sleeping in the same bed, because lice do not come from these facilities. This is because they are so common among elementary school students.

Sharing a hairbrush, wearing hats or headphones when someone did .. Leaning back in his chair, walls, etc., where someone who has lice slept well. If the louse came out of the infected individual and hide in the bag or hat, it may be possible that lice infest another person who uses a pillow or hat.

Transmission occurs from direct contact, head-to-head in 95% + of cases, and perhaps about 5% of cases are transmitted through common elements that come in close contact with our hair and scalp.

images (12)Prevention: What is most important – and best for the entire community – all parents should regularly and screen their children before sending them in a group setting where they will be made available helmets or headphones. If your home is infested with lice, make sure that not only in children, but also to follow to make sure that it does not spread or return by washing and drying all linens and clothing that may come into contact with lice.

3.) The furniture in your home

At home, lice could find their way on the couch or pillow and dominate the next head will come into contact with. Typically, lice hide during the day and only come out to feed at night. Therefore, it is likely you will find lice on furniture, clothes hides or surfaces other than the head.

images (12)Prevention: Although head lice do not survive for long a source of human power, it is always a good idea to disinfect objects that have been in close contact with a person, such as pillows, blankets and clothes.

Clear all bed linen and towels that have been in contact with those affected. Vacuum the floor and furniture, particularly where teeming sat or lay person. Vacuum car seats, carpets, floors, furniture and mattresses, where there was contactwithin the past 48 hours. Use the lice treatment at the same time, like washing all bedding, clothes they wear before starting treatment if they were sitting on the sofas, spray back, where the contact heads Raid and allow to dry.

Since lice can easily spread throughout the building, its important to check and clean all the rooms and apartments, which are next to, above and below the room where lice are found.

4.) Lice From Clothing

Sharing clothes with someone or even trying on clothes in a store, previously used by an infected person can cause electric lice. The itching is usually worse at the waist, armpits and in places where clothing is tighter and closer to the body (such as near the bra straps).

If infested clothing is lying, body lice can migrate and thus, spread to other clothes and people. Lice live in the seams of clothes, so this means that our clothes are on all the time, even after washing. That is why it is so important to always carry out preventive measures.

images (12)Prevention: Body lice can often be controlled by frequent changes and washings of clothes. Clothes that can not be washed should be dry cleaned.

Lice can not jump, but they can crawl to you from one person to another person, they can be passed on if it clothes, so it’s best not to wear each other’s clothes.

5.) Lice From Brushes

A smaller number of lice come from combs and brushes and sharing hats. In addition to sharing hairbrushes, hats, and pins and hair bows lice can jump to the environment. During hats and the brushes are small risk of lice, they are not typical way that the spread of lice from head to head.

images (12)Prevention: Be very careful if you share personal things with someone, but it is better not to lend to such things as combs, hairbrushes, hats and anything else that may come into contact with the hair.

It is also recommended for washing machines clothes and linens, soaking combs and brushes in hot water and vacuuming carpets and rugs after diagnosis of infection with lice. Brushes, combs and hair doodads can be boiled in water for 1 minute to kill lice and eggs.

6.) Animals – Nope!

It is a common misconception that head lice comes from animals. Blood-sucking parasites come from animals and do not live anywhere on the human body other than the head. As gross as it may sound, the human lice can only come from other people, and your dog is not to blame.

images (12)Prevention: Ok, so people can not get lice from a dog. But the worst part is that dogs can get human lice. Dog lice infestation occurs primarily in locations that are extremely dirty, and where there are many dogs living in close quarters.

The most important things you can do for your dog is to keep bedding and accessories grooming your dog clean and disinfected vacuum, mop and wash areas in your home where your dog spends the most time, including rugs, carpets and furniture has frequent contact with.

So, Where Is Lice really come?

Some experts say that it must be given hair hair from person to person, some say it may come from using someone else’s toothbrush or a hat, some say it may come with a mattress on a summer camp or a seat in a movie theater.

It’s like what came first the chicken or the egg one really knows how and where they are simply from here and certainly pain in the back, if you have long hair .. au!

In North America, most lice seem to come from a strain of Caucasian and develop in children with circular strands of hair, which is mainly Caucasian and Hispanic children.

It is possible that only one person in the house to get it. I saw a family where everyone in the house repeatly gets lice maemeber with the exception of one family – there are people who seem to have a natural defense against lice and do not get it, even if everyone else is doing.

How Lice lay their eggs

Female head lice lay eggs by cementing their hair (often near the root), where they are kept warm by the scalp. Lice lay their eggs less than 1/4 inch away from the scalp (unless you live in a hot tropical country, where the temperature and humidity allow them to venture further hair).

Treatment of Lice

If you do not feel itching or crawling on the scalp (this is where lice tend to live in, but in rare severe cases can live on eyebrows and eyelashes), the CDC also recommends using a fine toothed comb or a magnifying glass to look for any living nits.

If you want to be lice disappeared for good (at least this batch of them), make sure that you do regular Combings every few days until you get two weeks combing, in which no lice. Move each comb on some kitchen paper, and you will soon see the lice and eggs coming down on him.

Apply RID® killing lice shampoo for dry hair only, until the surface is completely wet, being careful not to allow the product to direct contact or penetrate the mucous membranes. When the hair has been thoroughly searched, rinse off and dry your hair.

Moreover, you should carefully check the hair and scalp with family members who may have come from contact with someone with lice and – of course – start treatment right away if you find lice or nits live.

But even if you take all appropriate steps to get rid of them and all appropriate precautions to prevent them from coming back, sometimes they do. Come back to. And these steps and precautions must be repeated to get rid of them permanently.

Which Nit comb Should I Use?

Combs like Licemeister or Nit Free Terminator are correct, and plastic combs that come in lice kits are not. You can see or hear about combs electronic, but according to Richard Pollack, an expert lice at the Harvard School of Public Health, the electronic version will probably not give an advantage over a traditional, well-designed lice comb and it turns out that combs electronic tend to define something in hair, lint, dirt, or any type of particle is not necessarily lice.