Bursting the Myth: Winter, the end of Lice problem?

January 18, 2018 Unknown 0 Comments

Winter is here! And so are holidays! It’s that time of year again when the temperature is nippy, crispy and the cold snap begins. It does seem as if most of the insects disappear during the winter season, the truth is they just behave differently to survive the cold. Some hibernate, some migrate to locations with suitable temperatures, and other vermins just take shelter somewhere which are warm and remain dormant around the winter season. But this is not the case with lice and nits as they tend to permeate on human body i.e. head, regardless of any climate change.

So yes, you can indeed still catch head lice in the winter season.

Although the temperature is constantly changing, our body temperature stays the same (especially head), which is a suitable temperature for head lice to form and is a comfortable environment to them. So they use the heat produced from body to snowball and create a quandary for that person.

Not only can you catch it, but there is a high probability of spreading of head lice during this season.
Winter is a season for sleepover parties and indoor playtime with friends and relatives. As everyone is in close quarters during the holidays, it makes up an easy task for lice to spread. Lice are mostly spread through head-to-head contact, so children normally have higher risk of catching up the head lice as they unknowingly can use each other items.

Lice can survive up to 36 hours off the human head, which means that there is a chance of becoming infested with head lice from a non-human source.

Things like clothes, linens or hair brushes tend to be the most popular places for lice to take up temporary residence because it will give them the chance to find a new head faster. Because of their ability to hide in certain non-human items, it is important that you do whatever you can to ensure that your home remains lice-free.

Adult Lice can survive for several days at a temperature as low as 5° C.
Nits are generally more resistant to both high and low temperatures. However, there are also critical conditions for nits as they tend to be lies dormant under the skin during the winter so you have a false idea that they are gone and as the climate transcends to be more suitable for them, the eggs start hatching.

Methods by which lice spread during winter season:
Hoods, hats , ear muffs, and even scarves are the easiest mode for lice to proliferate.
One doesn’t even have to wear someone else’s hat or scarf in order to spread - just the act of hanging up the coats or storing the hats and scarves near each other at school or office can spread lice.
Other common methods of head lice spreading include sharing items like hairbrushes and combs, pillows, towels, clothing, other hair accessories etc.

Now you know they do thrive during winter, so it's time to take some step toward its prevention. One of the best ways to treat lice is by using one of the renowned product Super Lice Killer - Lice-Nil. It is a louse eliminating oil which not only helps in resistance from lice but also helps in completely destroying lice.

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