Most of us can’t imagine having lice any longer than it takes to treat, but we’ve all heard horror stories
about untreated head lice. Leaving head lice untreated can have some serious consequences.
Untreated Head Lice
Not treating head lice promptly can have many side effects beyond the itching. Lice survive by feeding
off blood through their hosts; scalps. This is what causes the itching but can also cause many other
issues. Open bites from lice and marks from scratching can become infected and cause all kinds of
health problems. If it goes on long enough the feeding lice can deplete the bloods hemoglobin and
cause serious implications.
Extended head lice infestations can affect your hair. Not only can the buildup of nits, lice, and debris
cause bacteria, but they can also damage hair. Lice eggs, nits, feed on keratin. This draws nourishment
from your hair and can eventually cause severe damage. This and continued scratching can make hair
brittle and prone to falling out. The consistent use of most over the counter head lice products can also
cause hair damage and block hair follicles.
Head lice have long been associated with a feeling of embarrassment. In reality head lice can affect
anyone from any race, economic background, or age. While we know this, it doesn’t always keep those
affected from feeling bad about their infestation. Depending on work and school policies it can also
mean needing to take time off. Missing work or school for a short time can be frustrating but continued
absence can jeopardize your job and education. That’s why we offer our exclusive one and done
treatment to get you lice free on the first try.
Our friendly local clinic is here to help you get rid of your lice infestation on the first try. So, you can beat
head lice right away and not have to worry about the implications of an extended infestation.