HEADS Up Parents,”Selfies” are Spreading Lice!
Next time you want to capture a moment with a friend in a selfie, you may be capturing more than you bargained for. Recent research suggests a rise in lice amongst teens and pre-teens. The reason? “Selfies!” Doctors are telling parents to discourage their kids from touching heads while taking pictures because lice are easily spread from one head to the next.
Sharing baseball helmets, pillows and brushes used to be the main way to transmit the little buggers but now simply touching heads in a photo is enough to cause a very itchy situation at home. Not to be nit picky (ahem) but SPREAD the word!