Our kids are in school and constantly around classmates, friends and other kids. It’s prime time for head lice outbreaks and we are crossing our fingers that your little one doesn’t come home itching their head. Head lice spread through direct contact and in this day and age, direct contact often happens through a favorite pastime of many children: taking selfies.
Study of Selfies
For a recent study, scientists studied over 200 kids and found that those owning smartphones or tablets were more than twice as likely to have head lice than those without devices. Digging deeper led them to discover that children were spreading lice when taking selfies. Kids get close together, touching heads, giving lice the perfect opportunity to crawl from head to head.
The uprise in selfie-taking has also led older children to get lice because it is spreading more rapidly from person to person. This may be a result of younger children taking selfies with older children, causing it to spread from elementary school to middle school, to even high school. It takes one person to have head lice and bump heads with someone and then a domino effect occurs.
Lice continue to spread rapidly and most infestations comprise of super lice, meaning they are resistant to over-the-counter treatments and difficult to kill. Lice treatments you find at the store are ineffective at best and harmful at worst because of their harmful pesticides.
Our high quality, non-toxic AirAllé treatment is the optimal solution to head lice treatment. It’s revolutionary, medically proven and doesn’t use harmful chemicals or pesticides. We have other treatments as well, all save and environmentally-friendly.
If your child gets lice after taking a selfie with friends, be sure to pick a lice treatment that is not only effective but safe to expose them to.