Phobia of Head Lice

Updated: Mar 14, 2018

What is Pediculophobia?

Pediculophobia is the fear of head lice. Head ice are minute insect-like parasites that live on human scalps and hair and survive by feeding on human blood every two to three hours. The origin of the word pediculo is Latin (meaning lice) and phobia is Greek (meaning fear). Pediculophobia is considered to be a specific phobia.

What are the causes?

It is accepted by the medical community that phobias arise from a combination of external events for instance a traumatic event or perception of a traumatic event and internal predispositions (genes that we inherit from our ancestors). With guidance, a high phobia can be traced back to one traumatic event, usually an unpleasant experience in childhood. Social phobias and agoraphobia have more complex causes that are not entirely known at this time. It has been researched that heredity, genetics, and brain chemistry combined with life-experiences play a big role in the development of phobias. With head lice, it could easily have been getting bullied at school when you had head lice for example.

What are the symptoms?

Symptoms of head lice phobia change from person to person. However, just hearing the word can make people anxious, heart rate can increase, feelings of panic can rise through the body, becoming hot and sweaty or very cold, people can find themselves losing control of breathing, experiencing shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, feeling sick, dry mouth and shaking.

What can I do if my child gets head lice?

NitNot offer a same day appointment service for parents that suffer with Pediculophobia. We can deal with the infestation and kill all the head lice. You can relax in the knowledge that we offer a 100% guarantee that you can trust. We recommend that everyone in the family is checked at the same time and treated if needed. are a professional head lice removal service clinic that offer a 100% guarantee you can trust to remove all live head lice and eggs. are the light at the end of the tunnel, saving, time, money and stress. For more information on successfully removing head lice eggs go to services and prices page or call for an immediate appointment on our contact us page.


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