We have all heard about the various functions of hair some of which are maintaining body temperature, protecting the delicate organs of the body, and also the second function being adding beauty to one’s physical appearance. Now because the hair is at the forefront of the body the hair is the one that is most prone to damage and most easily infected. Let us understand this using a very common example whenever there is an attack from the neighboring county nearby the soldiers at the border are the ones that are affected first similarly whenever there is a temperature change, exposure to harsh chemicals, or even in the presence of unhygienic conditions the hair is first affected.

The most common hair problems that dermatologists have been encountering are related to dandruff, split ends, and hair fall but one problem that has affected people across all ages and places is the problem of head lice on one end grandmothers may suggest curing head lice via a simple concoction made out of neem leaves and rice water, doctors may suggest chemically manufactured modern-day formulae to completely get rid of the same.

But one thing that remains and is continuing to be passed down the generations is the misinformation that people have been nursing about head lice.

A very popular well known dermatologist who has been assisting and guiding doctors about “Cosmetic surgery in Vizag explains “ Head lice is a simple problem with a complex solution, lice tend to stick to the patient’s scalp and then by mating with one another they tend to multiply gradually depriving the scalp of all the essential nutrients that a person applies onto his or her scalp. Head lice are a result of poor hygiene, mainly poor hygiene but it is not entirely the reason for the spread of the same.

Common head lice myths that have been circulating over the years 

  1. Head lice jump from one person to another: Head lice, unlike the other insects, cannot fly or take a huge leap or jump from one person’s head to another’s head they can crawl via shared combs, caps, and even pillow covers.
  2. Head lice travel from animals from basically pet dogs and cats: It is important to understand that head lice are not similar to the ticks that are found in the fur of animals though both insects are parasitic, the human scalp is more suitable for the condition of head lice rather than that of other animals.
  3. Head lice can be cured through pest control that is conducted at my place: Now another major confusion that lies here is the treatment that is used for hard pests or land rodents is not similar to the one that is used for personnel care it is just like saying can we apply the detergent on our bodies to get rid of the acne marks. The most and best treatment to avoid head lice is to soak combs and brushes in hot water and wash pillow covers and bed sheets regularly to avoid head lice. Hence the moot point is that no hair transplant cannot be conducted for head lice treatment, handling head lice involves being more aware of your surroundings and personnel hygiene “ explained a dermatologist who has been conducting hair transplants in Vizag for a long time