Causes and transmission of lice in hair

Head louse is a grayish or tan insect that is the size of a strawberry seed. It mostly feeds on the human blood from the scalp. The female louse is producing the sticky substance which is firmly attached to each egg at the base of the shaft of hair which is no more than 5 millimeters from the scalp.

The life cycle of Louse

The louse is going through three stages:

  1. Eggs, which is hatching after six to nine days
  2. Nymphs, this is an immature form of the louse
  3. Adults, this are living for 3 to 4 weeks

Transmission

Lice are crawling in the hair and they are not able to jump or fly. They can transmit through hair from one person to another person. When heads are coming in direct contact with another head like within the family, among children while playing, etc.

Indirect transmission is very uncommon. Lice can spread from one person to another one by the below items:

  • Combs and Brushes
  • Scarves and Hats
  • Headphones
  • Hair accessories
  • Towels, pillows, and upholstery

The indirect transfer will only occur when items like clothing are stored together. When scarves or hats are hung on the same hook or it has been stored in the same locker in the school or when you are traveling on the same vehicles.

Pets like cats and dogs will not be playing any role in spreading the lice.

Risks

Lice are spreading primarily by direct head to head contact. Among younger people, the transmission is very high because they are playing and going to school together. Major cases of lice will be seen in the children who study in preschool till elementary. To see the doctor when you begin seeing the lice infection in your child.

In the case of the above-mentioned causes consult lice treatment Indianapolis at https://www.licedoctors.com/locations/indianapolis.