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Myths and Curios facts about Lice

The louse usually lodges itself at the back of the neck and behind the ears to avoid light and seek warmth from the human body. Lice love clean, curly, straight, blond and dark hair ... and they don't understand social classes. Lice are concerned with feeding and reproducing in record time.

Myths about lice

  • Lice do not fly as it has no wings

  • Lice do not jump - he has six clawed legs that he uses exclusively to run around the head and grab hair. It is not a grasshopper!

  • Hygiene does not influence having lice. In fact, the cleaner the hair, the more lice like it.

  • Human beings do not create lice. Lice have been around since primitive man started walking.

  • Lice can withstand long periods in water because it has its own protective mechanism. It is like a submarine that closes all its doors and resists up to 8 hours submerged.

  • Hair dyes do not kill lice and nits, because as they become ever more natural, they do not have so much ammonia.

  • Pets do not transmit lice. It is a human parasite , animals have their own lice.

  • Lice do not transmit diseases.

Curiosities about lice

Why is the lice bite so uncomfortable?

Itching is an allergic reaction to the saliva that lice introduces into the blood through the scalp. This saliva contains an anticoagulant toxin that allows lice to feed continuously. This irritating itch can last up to a week after the lice are removed.

Do lice transmit disease?

No, but a bacterial infection can arise from scratching with dirty nails.

Why does one child have lice and another not?

The answer is in the pH of each individual. Lice have an acute sense of smell, so lice are guided by the smell we emit.

Why do there seem to be more lice today?

There are several factors:

  • Lice resistance to products on the market.

  • Changing social habits; We travel more, we put our heads together frequently to take selfies, sleepovers, the arrival of electronic games and computers ...

  • Less time available for families to treat lice.

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