How Do Lice Infection in Our Clothes Occur?

Clothing are useful things worn on our bodies. In most cases, clothing is composed of textiles or cotton, but over the years it has also included clothing made of artificial skins and animal skins and other soft, natural substances found in the surroundings, simply put together. The clothing we wear can either be for practicality or for fashion. For practical clothing, such as clothes for everyday use, they are usually dry cleaned, ironed and so on, to make them last for several years. But in terms of fashion, the fashion industry dictates most of the design of the clothing.


Most common type of clothing today consists of shirts, dresses, skirts, pants, socks, gloves, boots and hats, sweaters, jackets, gloves, coats, pants, and any other clothing items. And the majority of these clothing items are either manufactured by the clothing industry or by hand. Among the most common and the most commonly used materials to manufacture clothing nowadays are synthetic fabrics such as polyester, nylon, Lycra, rayon, and others. Synthetic fabric materials are light weight, comfortable to our bodies, and quite inexpensive. However, synthetic fabric still need to be cleaned frequently because the fibers of the synthetic material are not very smooth, thus washing them regularly would ensure the durability of the clothing.

Lice, fleas, mites, and other insects may infest our clothing and they may even cause severe damage on our body. Clothing that is infested with lice often shows signs of mildew on them, so frequent cleaning is needed. If the lice infestation is too severe, then the clothing may need to be completely discarded, and not worn anymore. Even if there are no lice infestations, clothing may still need to be cleaned because dirty clothing clings more easily to human saliva than other materials, and the latter cannot be washed out easily without further damaging the clothing. Some chemicals can be used to kill the lice in our clothing, but these chemicals are not good for our health and may even make us ill. There are other ways to kill the lice in our clothing; however, these chemicals are not good at all and may harm us more.