Experiencing Scratching, Itching, Or Hair Loss? Maybe You Have The New Mutated Genetically Superior Super Head Lice? U.S. Outbreak
Are you losing more hair than normal or do you find that you have much less hair now, than you did just a few weeks ago? Are you experiencing shedding or hair thinning? Then you might have come in contact with a new gene of lice called 'super lice'. Super lice have spread all across the U.S. and they are a huge problem because they can bald you fast and expose you to deadly diseases. In some cases, you may lose half of your hair in as little as a few weeks after having contact with them. So, it is important to know as much about them as possible; so let's begin with what they are.
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Super lice are like normal lice (also called a louse), in the sense that they live in the hair on your head or in your eyebrows, eyelashes, underarm hair, or even pubic hair. They are a parasitic bug/insect that lives by feeding on your blood and dead skin cells. Humans and animals are their host (their food source).
"Lice are parasites that live on the skin of an affected dog. They are actually a small insect that feeds by chewing on the skin of the dog or by sucking the blood..." Soure: https://www.petmd.com/dog/conditions/skin-hair/c_dg_lice_canine_pediculosis
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The adult lice mate with each other. They lay their eggs, which are called nits, near the hair shaft. They reproduce fast because adult lice try to mate with every other lice that is available that is of a decent size. The females then lay several eggs a day.
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"Head lice incubation period lasts about a week (from 6 to 9 days exactly), which means that head lice eggs or nits hatch occurs about a week after eggs have been laid. Head lice eggs hatch to release a nymph. The latter resembles the adult lice, but of course it is smaller...The adult stage is reached after approximately 7 days... from the laying of the egg to the emergence of adults are 17 days, and the adult will live for about 30-40 days...The lifespan of head lice when adults is about 30 days. This means that head lice, once they have reached the adult stage, will live for about one month." Source: https://headlicecenter.com/head-lice-life-cycle/
Lice can be found all around the world, but super lice are currently an epidemic in the U.S. In 2015, the lice were found in about 25 states, but in 2016, they were found in 48 U.S. states. So now, in 2018, they are very likely in every state all across the U.S.
Super lice are different from traditional lice because they have evolved and their DNA has mutated to become resistant to many current medicinal lice treatments.
"Due to a genetic mutation, super lice are resistant to pyrethroids, the family of insecticides contained in common over-the-counter treatments used to kill lice." Source: https://people.com/celebrity/super-lice-outbreak-hits-25-states-what-you-need-to-know/
Since these genetically superior super lice are now resistant to some of our current over-the-counter lice treatments like Nix, it is time to consider updating our current de-licing regiment, and look into new lice treatments, along with natural homeopathic remedies.
- Scalp sensitivity
- Feeling movement on your scalp
- No symptoms. No itching. No scratching.
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- Hair loss
- Hair thinning
- Malnourishment and Anemia caused by blood loss
- Dangerous diseases like Typhus
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- People who travel a lot or who are around frequent travelers; staying in hotels is a fast way to spread lice.
- People with young children.
- Students because of outbreaks in schools and classrooms.
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- People who work around sick animals and pets.
- Anyone who has hair on their body.
- People who go to a lot of group functions or large events.
- Anyone who has intimate contact with someone who has lice, or who gets in their bed, or shares products, like hair brushes or towels, with them.
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4. Wipe Down All Counter Tops and Surfaces that were touched while infected with lice with a strong astringent or cleaning agent like bleach, or you can use a natural alternative to bleach.
5. Spray All Furniture With A Lice Killer like the Herbal Lotion.