• Head lice are a sign of poor personal hygiene. Lice prefer dirty hair.
    False

    It is not a sign of poor hygiene. Head lice don’t really discriminate and don’t care if hair was washed this morning or last week.

  • Head lice can be caught through sharing hats
    True

    This is true and 71% of mums got ‘full marks’ believing that head lice can be spread this way.1 Schools are advised not to store children’s hats in a communal box between breaks.

  • Head lice can jump from head to head
    False

    More than half (53%) of mums surveyed1 thought lice can be caught jumping from head to head when in fact they are unable to hop, jump, or fly at all – they are transmitted by close personal contact or by sharing caps and hats, brushes and combs with an infested person.

  • Head lice only infest children, adults don’t get head lice.
    False

    This is indeed a myth. Anyone of any age can get head lice but it’s generally more prevalent in school age children. Interestingly, nearly 60% of mums surveyed1 reported that they or their partner had had head lice at some stage so it’s a good idea to do a check of the entire family if an outbreak occurs.

  • Head lice can be contracted from swimming pools
    False

    Healthy lice are not detached easily from the hair shaft. Any louse found in a swimming pool will be dead or dying and not an infestation risk.

  • Head lice can be contracted from carpets
    False

    Lice need regular blood meals to survive and are very good at staying attached to the hair. If a louse is found on the floor it will be dead or dying and is not likely to be an infestation risk.

    Speare R, Thomas G, Cahill C. Head lice are not found on floors in primary school classrooms. Aust N Z J Public Health. 2002; 26 (3): 208 - 211.

  • Head lice can be caught from animals i.e. a pet
    False

    Human head lice are very specialised and will only live on human hair.

  • Head lice are harmful and spread disease
    False

    Head lice have not been found to carry any diseases and are not harmful; however it is possible to have an irritant / sensitization reaction to the saliva of the lice. This will make the skin itchy and rash.

    Global Health - Division of Parastitic Disease. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention[Internet]. 1/7/2015. Available from: https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head/gen_info/faqs.html

  • Head lice have become resistant to all forms of treatment so there is no point in buying de-lousing products.
    False

    While we are seeing resistance to some of the older pesticides* there are many head lice treatment products that are effective when used correctly.

    *Greive KA, Altman P, Rowe JS, Staton JA, Oppenheim VMJ. A randomised, double-blind, comparative efficacy trial of three head lice treatment options: malathion, pyrethrins with piperonyl butoxide and MOOV Head Lice Solution. Aust Pharmacist. 2007; 26(9): 738 - 743. Research sponsored by Ego Pharmaceuticals.

  • The only way I can make sure the head lice have been exterminated is if I wash and disinfect all the bedding.
    False

    You do not need to wash bedding to eradicate head lice.* A lot of parents feel more comfortable washing the sheets, and this is not a problem – we all love clean sheets! MOOV Head Lice products are effective in destroying, detaching and defending against head lice.

    *Greive KA, Altman P, Rowe JS, Staton JA, Oppenheim VMJ. A randomised, double-blind, comparative efficacy trial of three head lice treatment options: malathion, pyrethrins with piperonyl butoxide and MOOV Head Lice Solution. Aust Pharmacist. 2007; 26(9): 738 - 743. Research sponsored by Ego Pharmaceuticals.

1. Head Lice Survey, September 2012, Galaxy Research, QB15.

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