Scratching your head trying to find the flawless Halloween costume?
Doctors usually see a jump in head lice this time of year.
WTOL News 11 is here to confirm what you, in your heart of hearts, already knew: That all those gummy masks and tangled wigs retailing for $150 at Halloween megastores stand a pretty good chance of being infected with lice. Although many people associate it with the start of the school year, the real cause may be even scarier: Halloween costumes. But think about how many people tried them on before you?
And although lice are just a nuisance and not diseased, why give yourself extra trouble when you can easily avoid it all.
Once a costume is purchased, place it in a sealed bag for 48 hours. If it's dryer-friendly, throw it in on high for 45-minutes before wearing.
Although head lice are annoying, they don't actually make people sick. Experts also suggest wearing a swim cap or wig cap, when trying masks and other items on.