If you have been treating your head for head lice, you might be wondering, “Why does my infestation keep coming back?” Sometimes head lice infestations are more severe than others, but they can also be milder infestations that continue to tick over. The reason for this is that head lice cannot survive on anything but human blood. This means that the best way to treat head lice is to get rid of the infestation as quickly as possible.
First of all, don’t share personal items with anyone. Lice don’t like head-to-head contact, so make sure you treat every household member who has been in contact with an infected person. Your child should also avoid sharing their hats, stuffed animals, or any other item that can be passed on. In addition, make sure to wash personal items in hot water and dry them on high heat in the dryer. You can also try soaking your child’s hairbrushes in hot water to kill the lice.
Once you’ve treated your child, you can go ahead and check the rest of the family for head lice. It is very easy for head lice to spread from person to person, so it’s important to treat everyone in the family. You can also consider using natural treatments for lice, which can be very effective in controlling infestations.