The Top Signs and Symptoms of a Lice Infestation You Need to Watch For

At Lice Clinics of Arizona, with clinics located in Gilbert, Phoenix, and Mesa, we understand the importance of early detection when it comes to lice infestations. Being aware of the signs and symptoms can help you catch lice early and take proactive measures to address the issue. Here are the top indicators to watch for:


Persistent Itching

Keep an eye out for persistent itching, particularly around the scalp, neck, and ears. This itching is often caused by an allergic reaction to lice saliva and may intensify over time.


Visible Lice or Nits

While lice are small and can be challenging to spot, you may be able to see them crawling on the scalp or hair, especially around the hairline and behind the ears. Additionally, be on the lookout for nits, which are tiny eggs attached to the hair shaft near the scalp and may appear as small white or yellow specks.


Irritability and Difficulty Sleeping

Lice infestations can lead to discomfort and irritability, particularly in children, resulting in difficulty sleeping. If you notice increased irritability or sleep disturbances, consider checking for lice.


Redness and Irritation

Lice bites can cause redness and irritation on the scalp, resembling other common scalp conditions. If redness and irritation persist despite treatment, it could be indicative of a lice infestation.


Presence of Lice Eggs

Check hairbrushes, combs, or clothing for small white or yellow specks, which may indicate the presence of lice eggs. These nits may have been dislodged from the hair during grooming or may be found on clothing.

Early detection is key to effectively managing lice infestations, and at Lice Clinics of Arizona, we're here to help. If you notice any of these signs or symptoms in yourself or your family members, don't hesitate to reach out to us. Our team is dedicated to providing prompt and effective professional lice treatment services to help you eliminate lice infestations and regain peace of mind. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and take the first step towards lice-free living.

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