Watch Out For Possible Mutant ‘Super Lice’ Outbreak Here In New York
A recent outbreak of super lice has spread to 25 states across America. Is it heading to New York?
These new super lice are honestly not different from regular lice in any other way. Super lice aren't in New York yet, but the strain has reached states bordering us:
The full list: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin.
How do you treat it? Contact a pediatrician, or doctor, who will offer several methods and may need to prescribe a stronger medication.
How do you prevent it? Remember that lice get from person to person by crawling, so avoid direct contact with infested people or pets, and avoid sharing clothing or hair accessories.
Lice can be found on the scalp, eyebrows and eyelashes. People with long, straight hair are the most likely to get lice. Symptoms include a moving feeling in your hair, itchiness, irritability and difficulty sleeping. If a treatment resistant strain hasn't been confirmed in your community, you likely don't have super lice, just regular lice."
If you're concerned you may have a child with a case of lice, or you yourself, contact your doctor ASAP.