What are lice?

Lice are parasites usually found in the scalp. Outside the scalp, they die between 24 to 48 hours. Their favorite food is the blood he feeds on, four times a day. What a vampire!

The lice lodges itself at the back of the neck and behind the ears because it runs away from  light and seeks the warmth of the human body. They love clean, curly, straight, blond, dark hair ... and they don't understand social status. All that matters is feeding and breeding in record time.

Who can catch lice?

Head lice infestation known as pediculosis is more common in children aged 3 to 11 who attend school but anyone is prone to catching them.

How do head lice spread?

Head lice walk, do not bounce or fly and only spread by direct contact with the hair.

What are the signs and symptoms of pediculosis?

  • A tingling feeling and a sensation that something is moving in the hair.

  • Itching caused by lice bites.

  • Irritability and difficulty sleeping as lice are most active at night.

  • Scalp lesions caused by scratching. These lesions can become infected.

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