Updated: Mar 14, 2018
You, can not catch head lice by being near someone as head lice do not, jump, fly or swim.
Most of the time head lice will be transferred by head to head contact - this is why children tend to get them so often as they are very close up when playing, as we get older we tend to recognise personal space more - however, since the trend for Selfies where everyone puts their heads together for several seconds to all fit into the photo - head lice cases are increasing rapidly among teenagers and adults alike.
Head Lice are truly lovers of all they do not discriminate and will happily suck the blood of a host with clean or dirty hair, they no boundaries and are classless.
It is that time of the year where shops are selling Halloween costumes and masks and these can be a breeding ground for head lice to sit and wait to transfer from one head to another. As head lice can live for up to forty eight hours it may be possible if your little treasures or even yourself start trying on masks and wigs in the shops and someone with head lice has just tried the same mask or wig on - you could get more than "trick or treat" sweets at Halloween.
My advice is to purchase wigs or masks that are in sealed packaging or keep them in a plastic bag for a couple of days before you need them. There is really no need to start washing and drying items at high temperatures as firstly this could easily damage your lovely Halloween outfit and it will take up to to much time.
Enjoy the Halloween holiday with your family and remember one mask or wig for each head!
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