Can I go Swimming after Lice Treatment?
After a lice infestation, many people want to relieve their scalp with a nice dip in the pool- especially in the heat of summer. Unfortunately, this is the same time of the year that lice are most active and there are health risks associated with mixing the chlorine from the pool and the harsh chemicals in over-the-counter lice treatments. Luckily, we have the perfect solution to get you splashing in the pool in no time at all!
Wouldn’t Chlorine help kill lice?
Many people assume that swimming in a pool after an OTC lice treatment would only further assist in eliminating lice. Chlorine is a chemical after all, right? Yes, it is a chemical, but chlorine isn’t going to kill any of the lice on your scalp. The lice themselves are the least of your concerns at this point- it is crucial to remember that chemicals on their own are very different from chemicals that are mixed together.
You never know how the chemicals in your OTC lice treatment will react to the chlorine in the pool. At best, the chlorine could cause your treatment to simply be rendered ineffective, but at worst it could cause significant damage to your scalp! It is best not to risk it, and you should wait anywhere from 24 to 48 hours after an OTC treatment to go swimming.
What is the solution?
Lice Clinics of America in Green Bay offers an AirAllé treatment- an FDA approved and recommended treatment that uses heated air in order to eliminate all lice with no dangerous chemicals required. An AirAllé treatment can get you results in as little as 30 minutes, and the chances of needing a follow-up treatment are less than one percent! This means you are perfectly safe to go swimming right after an AirAllé treatment, with no risk of chemical reactions or any other adverse side effects.
Tired of sitting by the sidelines while others enjoy the pool? Don’t let lice get in the way of your life. Save yourself the headache of trying those harsh and outdated over-the-counter treatments by yourself. Contact our Lice Clinic in Green Bay to schedule an appointment with us. Our team of experts will work with you to ensure that you are provided the best possible treatment for your situation. Our AirAllé treatment can provide you with results the first time, so you can leave the clinic and dive right into the swimming pool.
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