Let’s talk lice! These tiny, wingless insects can infest the human scalp and feed on blood from the scalp (gross). They are a common nuisance, especially among school-age children because they are primarily spread through direct head-to-head contact and kids don’t always understand the concept of personal space. They cannot jump or fly, but they are quick crawlers and can move quickly from one person’s hair to another’s.
Getting head lice is not a sign of poor hygiene or dirty living conditions. They can infest anyone, regardless of cleanliness. They are surprisingly resilient, so it does not matter how often you wash your hair, sooner or later they will make their presence known. The most common symptom is itching, caused by a reaction to the bites.