How Long is Lice Contagious After Treatment?
Treating head lice can be done through a variety of options. The right treatment plan needs to be effective during and after the first sighting of lice. To know what treatment plan is the most effective, one needs to know how contagious lice are after treatment. The sources of treatments can be anywhere from a local pharmacy aisle to a professional clinic. There are even home remedies developed for head lice that may have been suggested by friends and family. Depending on the type of treatment used, you could still be contagious, or totally lice-free.
Below are some possibilities:
If you used a home remedy, you could still be contagious, as the treatment may have been done improperly. There is also a chance the home may not be properly sanitized, resulting in a fast re-infestation even if the treatment is performed perfectly.
If you used an over-the-counter lice shampoo, you could still be contagious, since those lice shampoos are mostly ineffective against the sturdy lice of today. These super lice have faced these treatments for generations, and have evolved resistances to them.
Lice Clinic of America’s (LCA) Air Alle is a “one and done” treatment. You can walk out of the clinic lice-free in just over an hour.
You do not have to do it all yourself. Come see us at Lice Clinics of America in our Racine location. We do head checks for the whole family, so you also have a second opinion. Our experts can spot the signs of any remaining lice and eliminate them once and for all. That means you don’t have to spend multiple days combing out nits and trying different treatments. Don’t let lice control your life. Book your appointment today.
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