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Is Head Lice Screening Worth It?

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Nancy
Written by Nancy

When it comes to taking care of our hair, we’re always willing to go the extra mile. From protein treatments to regular trims, who isn’t willing to make sure their luscious locks steal the spotlight?

But while we make sure to keep bad hair days at bay, how many of us are willing to do anything to keep head lice away?

The answer is simple: everyone.

But that’s exactly how the problem starts. Once you see a critter, you’re willing to do anything to make sure they’re gone. And without thinking twice, you’ve already poured a couple of OTC products full of harmful chemicals into your hair!

But the first thing you need to do is make sure if you actually have lice and how severe the problem is. Treatments always depend on the severity of the problem.

And one way you can find out is through regular head lice screening sessions.

But the million dollar question that arises when going for a screening is: “is it worth it?” Here’s why that’s a big fat YES:

Saves Time

You can panic all you want when you see a nasty critter dangling from the strands of your hair. Or you can go to a professional to see if the problem is bad. It takes lice a couple of weeks before a full-blown infestation takes place.

So, if you see one louse, it’s not necessarily a cause for panic. Remember that it takes lice a week to start breeding. So, getting your head screened can help find out if there are more nits and lice before it’s too late.

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It’s Free

The best thing about head lice screenings is that they are free. And because they don’t cost anything, you don’t have to worry about spending money and finding out you don’t have a problem.

How Often Should You Go For Head Lice Screening?

This is a good question. It depends on how badly you were previously affected. But summertime is the best time to get screened.

A study published by Springer Link shows that head lice prefer warm, humid temperatures because they help them breed easily. The humidity provides sufficient heat for the nits to hatch and survive.    

But we meet all kinds of people on an everyday basis. You never know who has lice and who doesn’t. That’s why, even during winters, you should get screened for lice.

Lice Troopers Miami recommends that individuals get screened every 3 months. Catching nits and lice in time can help you get an early treatment to ensure a re-infestation doesn’t happen!

Lice Troopers offers free head lice screenings to lice victims in Coral Gables. If you suspect you or someone you know has head lice, feel free to visit their website to learn more.

About the author

Nancy

Nancy

I’m Nancy and no, I didn’t always look like I do in that picture on the right. My foray into health and fitness began as a brace-faced, 16 year-old who was too afraid to wear a two-piece at the beach because I felt my body paled in comparison to my much more toned friends.

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