Many people ask us every day “can adults get lice?”, “do adults get lice?” or just about orientation treatment for “lice in adults“.
We already know how easy it is for children to get lice; after all, direct contact with other children is an almost inevitable fact of life. And while it might be easy to think that adults are immune to head lice infestations, this is simply not truth. The risk of a head lice infestation is an imminent one and adults are just as vulnerable to lice as children. We need to remember that head lice do not care about age, gender, race or any other demographic factors; after all their only priority as pestering parasites is to find a host that they can use for nutrition and they will go above and beyond to find a suitable host before they simply die off.
Why don`t adults get lice so easy?
Direct contact is the most common head lice transmission method when talking about children, after all, children spend a lot of time hanging out with other children who might not even realize they have a head lice problem. Even in cases where the lice symptoms are fairly obvious, sometimes it can take days, or even weeks for parents and educators to realize that they have a head lice problem that could quickly become an epidemic. When it comes to adults, we know that direct contact is far less common, but adults do still engage in common gestures such as hugging and they do spend a lot of time in crowded places where direct contact will be inevitable, that is when adults can get head lice. The good news is that there are several things that we can do to minimize the risk of getting head lice and luckily there are lice prevention products now on the market.
ClearLice makes a lice prevention kit which has been designed with natural ingredients that have proven to be extremely efficient in preventing a head lice infestation. It is a shampoo and conditioner that smells like peppermint and can be used daily.
Lice in adults: the barber/hair salon
We realize that getting head lice at the barber’s or the hair salon is a remote possibility, however, we need to realize that in places like this is not uncommon for stylist to use combs, clippers and brushes on several clients without disinfecting them, increasing the changes of head lice in adults. And while hygiene laws require that stylists and barbers disinfect styling equipment before using them on a new client, unfortunately this is not always the case. Remember that lice and nits can attach themselves to individual strands of hair and when this happens, the comb or brush being used will work as a temporary residence for these parasites while they wait for their new hosts. If you regularly visit a barber or a hair stylist. It is very important to make sure that they sanitize all of their styling equipment to decrease the risk of getting head lice in adults from other people is minimized.
How easy is it to get lice and nits?
Adults do can get lice from a child. So, when there is an infected kid at home, adults should concern about their own health too. That is why we advice them to, at least, use a lice prevention shampoo.
But other signs can actually be tricky; what exactly are we talking about when we say “ignoring the obvious signs of a lice infestation”? When it comes to head lice infestations, there are several symptoms and signs that we could identify right away in order to determine if one of our kids has been infested by head lice. Symptoms like itchiness, red bumps and white particles in our child’s head are clear indicators of a head lice problem and by ignoring these symptoms and refusing to treat them, thinking that they will go away on their own is one of the worst things you can do.
Head Lice Treatment for Adults
If one of the members in your household has head lice , it is almost inevitable that the rest of the household will become infested. This is why we recommend our ClearLice lice treatment kit as an immediate solution to these problems. A head lice problem is one that needs to be treated right away in order to minimize the risks of an advanced head lice infestation. ClearLice treatment products will get rid of lice and nits in one day. Try ClearLice today and be lice-free tomorrow!