Can wigs or hair pieces spread lice?
I was always interested in what causes lice. Anti-sanitary or fresh blood? My daughter goes to a good school and all her friends seem nice and well-groomed persons. Nevertheless, she could catch lice. Fortunately, it’s not a big deal to get rid of them nowadays, We bought some special medicines and an electric comb.
Head lice and their eggs (nits) soon perish if separated from their human host. Adult head lice can live only a day or so off the human head without blood for feeding. Nymphs (young head lice) can live only for several hours without feeding on a human. Nits (head lice eggs) generally die within a week away from their human host and cannot hatch at a temperature lower than that close to the human scalp. For these reasons, the risk of transmission of head lice from a wig or other hairpiece is extremely small, particularly if the wig or hairpiece has not been worn within the preceding 48 hours by someone who is actively infested with live head lice.