What are the Risk Factors for Head Lice?

By  , Expert Content
Dec 13, 2011

Subscribe for daily wellness inspiration

Like onlymyhealth on Facebook!

What are the Risk Factors for Head Lice

  • You are at risk of getting infected with head lice when you come in close contact with a person who already has head lice. The risk is greater when you have head-to-head contact while playing on a playground or while sleeping.
  • Head lice can be transmitted by contact with contaminated clothing (such as hats, scarves, coats etc) or other personal items (such as brushes or towels) of an infected person.
  • Head lice are more common in children (preschool and elementary-age children i.e. 3-11 year olds) and their families.
  • Head lice are more common in girls as compared with boys and women as compared with men.
  • Personal hygiene and cleanliness in the home or school cannot prevent infestation or transmission of head lice.


Read more articles on Head Lice

Write Comment Read ReviewDisclaimer
Is it Helpful Article?YES11179 Views 0 Comment