We all have that feeling after going a couple of days without washing our hair, it starts to look oily and feel itchy. Nothing but a good shampoo will make your locks look shiny and healthy again. And for those that are just too busy in their day to get a full lather on, there are dry shampoos where you just slather the powder on the scalp to absorb and remove the dirt and bacteria away. Even still, some folks still choose to forgo washing their hair.It is taken by a commuter on a bus that is shocked by what she sees. It’s another woman sitting down, minding her own business.
It is the fact that this woman’s hair seems to be its own ecosystem. It is filled with creepy crawlers moving in and out of her hair.
The strangers moves her mobile closer to the other passenger so these tiny creatures can be seen roaming around. How this woman cannot feel anything on her head is a surprise.
Head lice are about the size of a sesame seed. They have six legs and love to live on human’s scalp and neck to feed off the host’s blood.
The nits or lice eggs grow near the scalp and are tiny. According to the CDC, lice do cannot hop or fly, so they are transmitted by crawling by person-to-person contact.
Nits can be yellow, white, or even take the colour of the person’s hair. It only takes nine days for a nit to hatch. What hatches is a nymph that must feed on blood to survice. It takes another nine to 12 days for the nymphs to mature into adults.
This doesn’t mean the parasites will all fall off and the individual is lice free. The female lays about six eggs per day, now multiply those eggs by the number of females on the head.
Despite the long held myth it is important to note that dogs and cats do not carry or pass head lice to humans. It’s person-to person contact, sharing of hats, brushes, towels, or even sleeping on the same bed as the infected person.
Nonetheless, symptoms include feeling like something is moving on the scalp, itching, irritability, and sores on the scalp from scratching.
This is because head lice are most active at night. The sores from scratching the scalp can become infected with bacteria.
This doesn’t take off the nips or lice that is close to the scalp. Furthermore, olive oil, margarine, butter, and mayonnaise has been used in the past to treat it. Although, the CDC says it “does not have clear scientific evidence to determine” if this is “an effective form of treatment.”
This method will certainly remove the lice but not all of it. Anti-lice shampoos are sold at pharmacies for treatment.
It’s important to follow the treatment to ensure the lice is killed. Even if you treat it, lice infection from another person can happen, particularly in schools.
It estimates that 6 to 12 million infestations happen in the U.S.A every year. Head lice is least common among African Americans than any other race.
The CDC emphasizes that “Personal hygiene or cleanliness in the home or school has nothing to do with getting head lice.”
Nonetheless, treatment is something that this woman on the bus should be taking seriously. Although, head lice are not known to carry disease.
You may even be tempted to go check your scalp for nits. If you do happen to have lice, make sure you everyone at home gets checked too.
->**This is the video of the woman’s infestation of what appear to be very big and hungry lice.**<-