After a lice treatment, people are eager to get back to their normal activities. One of the most popular activities in the summer is to go swimming- unfortunately, this is the same time that lice are most active. After endless itching and irritation, it can be very tempting to dip your hair in the pool for relief. Many people make the assumption that chlorinated water is the perfect thing to kill those persistent little bugs. However, it is important to consider the risks associated with swimming after a lice treatment before doing so.
Wouldn’t the Chlorine help?
The assumption is often made that because chlorine is a chemical, it could aid in killing lice and provide relief to your scalp. Unfortunately, chlorine will not kill any of the lice on your scalp. It is vital to remember that chemicals on their own are very different from chemicals that are combined.
Not only will the chlorine likely result in your OTC treatment being even less effective, but the chemicals in OTC lice treatments can result in negative side effects when mixed with chlorine such as pain and redness or burns and blisters on the skin. It is best not to risk it, and wait anywhere from 24 to 48 hours after a treatment to go swimming after an OTC treatment.
What about the AirAllé treatment?
The good news is Lice Clinics of America in Omaha offers a safe, effective solution that can have you diving into the pool in no time at all! Known as the AirAllé treatment, it kills both adult lice and lice eggs using only heated air, so no dangerous or potentially unstable chemicals are required. Many OTC lice treatments are not guaranteed to kill lice eggs, which is why they typically require multiple applications over periods of time.
The effectiveness of the AirAllé treatment means you don’t need to wait around for hours or even days afterward to have your healthy scalp back. 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.
Don’t let lice spoil your fun in the sun! Save yourself the headache of trying those harsh and outdated over-the-counter treatments by yourself. Contact our Lice Clinic in Omaha to schedule an appointment with us. Our team of experts will work with you to ensure that you are provided the best possible treatment plan for your situation. Our AirAllé treatment can provide you with lasting results the first time, so you can leave the clinic and go straight to the pool.