Lice, the insects that feed on human blood by burrowing into the scalp, are always unwelcome pests. Although they are not known to spread disease, lice cause discomfort and extreme itching. Lice are typically found on the scalps of young children, but they are easily spread from person to person through contact or through sharing items such as hats and hairbrushes.
Since they are so contagious, and because excessive scratching can lead to infection, patients with a lice infestation must undergo proper treatment. Those who live in the same household or who have come in close contact with the patient should also come in for an evaluation.
Anyone can get lice, and a lice infestation is not linked to cleanliness. EZCare Clinic practitioners can evaluate and recommend the proper treatment to anyone with lice.