A Hard Fellow to Shake: Lice Won’t Go Away On Their Own
This entry was posted on March 11, 2016 by admin
When we get sick, usually if it is something minor, we don’t even bother going to the doctor or taking medication. After all, it is easy to think that whatever condition we have is only temporary and will go away on its own. Think for example about the last time you had a cold or the flu. It is true that there are no known cures for these illnesses, there are certain things that we can do to get rid of the symptoms associated with them. And while it is also true that a cold or the flu will go away on its own eventually, there is really no need to feel miserable while it goes away.
When it comes to pediculosis (the scientific name given to a head lice infestation in humans) it might be natural to assume that it will go away on its own, that the lice and eggs will eventually die off. Will lice go away on its own?
Will Lice Go Away?
The answer is no. Head lice will not go away on their own. In order to understand why this is the case, we first need to understand what lice are and why they behave the way they do. Head Lice (scientific name Pediculus humanus capitis) are parasites, and what this means is that they depend entirely on a host for shelter, protection and nutrition. Head lice feed on our blood and as long as they have a steady supply of food and reliable shelter, they have absolutely no reason to go elsewhere. If you think that head lice will eventually die on their own you are in for a very unpleasant surprise.
Corrective action is always necessary when dealing with head lice, because if we leave them untreated, they will reproduce exponentially and lead to an advanced infestation that will spread to others. The rate at which head lice reproduce is astonishing and a child can have up to 4000 adult lice and over 100,000 nits in just five weeks if left untreated. This is why it is very important to take action as soon as the first symptoms of pediculosis show up. And while preventive treatment is a very valid option here, we need to rely on an effective lice treatment kit when it comes to getting rid of lice and nits.
Head Lice Reproduction
Another thing to consider when it comes to head lice is the fact that a single female louse can live for up to thirty days on its host. Given this information and knowing that a louse can lay around 50-60 eggs per week, it is clear that if left untreated head lice can quickly get out of hand. And while the reproductive cycle of a louse does depend on other things other than just food availability. Since lice tend to reproduce rather quickly, you will want to get an effective treatment that will get rid of lice and nits. The ClearLice treatment kit includes natural products that will get rid of lice and nits from your head and home.
Remember that even if you only see a few lice bugs initially, eggs only take between 7-10 days to hatch. Once they do, the cycle will continue on and on, until the lice and nits are killed.
As you can see, while some other conditions will usually go away on their own, pediculosis is not one of them, and even though head lice are not known to carry any diseases, they can cause a lot of problems like skin infections, rashes, problems sleeping and a general sense of discomfort . If your child has contracted lice recently, it is always a good idea to start lice treatment as soon as possible in order to avoid any of the unpleasant conditions associated with a head lice infestation.
ClearLice natural lice treatment products will safely and effectively eliminate both lice and nits in just one day. Try ClearLice today and be lice-free tomorrow!