The Health Risk That “Selfies” Pose

Some call it “selfies” and others call them “usies”, either way this new trend is beginning to pose a health risk! Yes, that’s right your obsessive and vain need to take pictures, is now a potential problem to your health. According to Kathy Gibson the Director of Worthington’s branch of Pediatric Hair Solutions since the trendy selfies came along there has been a dramatic spike in lice sufferers, especially young teens and adults. She states, “Every teen I’ve treated, I ask about selfies, and they admit that they are taking them every day,”.

The problem is that in order to do the selfie, people are having to put their heads together. That head to head and hair contact is giving the lice the ability to literally leap from one head to the next. It’s actually pretty gross when you think about it!

Next time you pull your phone out to do a selfie maybe think twice about it!