Naturally, people want to return to their normal activities after a lice treatment, and one of the most commonly asked inquiries is about going swimming. Swimming is a popular pastime in summer, and it can be quite tempting to dip your hair under the water, especially after endless itching and exposing your scalp to harsh chemicals in over-the-counter lice treatments. Besides, chlorinated water sounds like the perfect thing to kill those persistent little bugs. However, it is important to consider the risks associated with swimming after a lice treatment before putting on that swimsuit and sunblock.
Does Chlorine help?
Many assume that swimming in a pool after an over-the-counter lice treatment would only further assist in eliminating lice. Chlorine is a chemical after all, right? Yes, it is a chemical, but chlorine isn’t going to kill any of the lice on your scalp. The lice themselves are the least of your concerns though, as another risk is far more harmful. It is crucial to remember that chemicals on their own are very different from chemicals that are mixed together.
You never know how the chemicals in your OTC lice treatment will react to the chlorine in the pool. At best, the chlorine could cause your treatment to simply be rendered ineffective, but at worst it could cause significant damage to your scalp! It is best not to risk it, and wait anywhere from 24 to 48 hours after a treatment to go swimming after an OTC treatment.
Have no fear- the AirAllé is here!
Lice Clinics of America in Racine has the perfect solution that can have you back in the pool in no time at all. Our AirAllé treatment is FDA approved and recommended over any store-bought treatment options available on the market today. The AirAllé treatment eliminates all lice and eggs using only heated air, so no dangerous or potentially reactive chemicals are required.
The best part of all is an AirAllé treatment can get you results in as little as a half-hour, and the chances of needing a follow-up treatment are less than one percent! OTC lice treatments are not guaranteed to kill lice eggs, and require multiple applications over long periods of time. The safety and effectiveness of the AirAllé treatment means you don’t need to wait around for hours or even days to get back into the pool with no risk of chemical reactions or any other adverse side effects.
Don’t let lice get in the way of your summer plans! Save yourself the headache of trying those harsh and outdated over-the-counter treatments by yourself. Contact our Lice Clinic in Racine to schedule an appointment with us. Our team of experts will work with you to ensure that you are provided the best possible treatment and care for your situation. Our AirAllé treatment can provide you with reliable results the first time, so you can leave the clinic and go straight to your local swimming pool.