Lice themselves do not cause disease, but their bites can cause itchiness and irritation on the scalp. Excessive scratching can damage the skin and increase the risk of bacterial infection.
In some cases, head lice infestations can also lead to social stigma and psychological distress, particularly in children.
It is important to note that head lice are not a sign of poor hygiene and anyone can get them, regardless of their hygiene or socioeconomic status. Head lice are highly contagious and can be easily spread from person to person through direct contact or by sharing personal items such as combs, brushes and hats.
When lice appear, it is very important to treat them as soon as possible to avoid spreading lice to other people. Treatment should eliminate lice and nits (lice eggs), as well as thorough cleaning of personal items and the environment to prevent reinfestation.
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