New User ? Sign Up  |  Sign In  |  Help
Strange Questions
Get the Answers at Strange Questions!
Search for questions :
My Profile


Open Questions Bookmark and Share

Why do kids get head lice more often than adults?

5120 day(s) ago

    Comment(s) (0)
    Report Abuse
   Find Interesting  
   Email to Friends  
   Subscribe to Answer Alert  
No comments yet !!!     Be the first to comment !!!
Answers (1)

Head lice are spread by close contact with a person who has head lice or their belongings. There isn't anything that head lice find more appealing about children than adults, but children tend to have more of the close contact associated with the spread of head lice. Young children in particular come in contact when they play together and are more likely to share clothes, particularly hats. Head lice spread between girls more often than boys because they have long hair, increasing the likelihood of contact.

While head lice are sometimes associated with bad hygiene, the lice and their eggs, called "nits," are immune to common shampoos, soaps, and laundry detergent. Regular hair brushes are ineffective at removing lice because have too much space between bristles. This means that lice can easily spread among children regardless of cleanliness. If your child's school or daycare has an outbreak, you should examine him or her closely for signs of an infestation. Almost any school district or community with an infestation will send your child home with an announcement along the lines of this video:

To treat an infestation, use a lice killing shampoo called a "pediculicide" on your child's hair. Comb out any remaining lice and eggs using a nit comb; this type of comb is usually included with the shampoo. Any clothing the child has come in contact with should be washed using the hottest cycle on your washer. Fabric items that cannot be washed should be sealed in plastic bags for at least two weeks before use. Combs and brushes should be soaked in a disinfectant like rubbing alcohol for at least one hour.

Posted 5120 day ago

( 0 )
( 0 )
    Comment(s) (0)
   Report Abuse
No comments yet !!! Be the first to comment on this answer !!!

Edit your answer. Click save when done.
Question Title Why do kids get head lice more often than adults?
Your Answer
Character Count ( Max. - 5000 ) : 0
Email this question link to friends
Please enter e-mail address and name for each friend..
Friend #1 -
Friend #2 -
Friend #3 -
Friend #4 -
Friend #5 -
  Your comment on this question
Max Allowed : 5000 Characters Current Count : 0
  Your comment on this answer
Max Allowed : 5000 Characters Current Count : 0

Copyright © 2024 Terms & Conditions