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Screening for Head Lice

Head lice can be hard to see. You need to look closely and because lice and their eggs are so small and glued to the hair, takes patience, time, accuracy and a high quality lice comb. Use disposable gloves and look at the person’s head under a bright light. Full sun or the brightest lights…

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Why You Should Avoid Treating Head Lice with Chemicals

WA 2015 study led by Kyong Yoon, an assistant professor at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, reveals that lice are now resistant to common over-the-counter (OTC) treatments in more than half of the country. The 2015 study results show 100 percent resistance to pesticide treatments in at least 48 US states, including California. More specifically, the study…

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The Claim: Washing hair with Coca-Cola will get rid of head lice

TWhile head lice is typically treated with special combs or professional head lice removal clinics, one social media user claims there’s an easier do-it-yourself remedy.  A Feb. 25 Facebook post shared in a Homemaking Tips group claims Coca-Cola may “get rid of lice and nits FAST.” The meme includes a checklist of steps to complete, starting with washing the…

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Symptoms of Head Lice

Symptoms of Head Lice Since lice eggs are the size of a grain of sand, do not move, and do not cause itching and live lice are only the size of a sesame seed and may or may not cause itching, you may have head lice and might not even know it. In many cases…

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Housecleaning Advice and Tips

HOUSECLEANING ADVICE AND TIPS A common misconception about treating people and homes that have had contact with lice is that the only way to get them out of the house is to put everything in the home that is made of any type of fabric in plastic bags for two weeks and have the furniture…

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Lice Guide for Hair Stylists

Lice Guide for Hair Stylists In most states, cosmetology regulations make it against the law to cut or style the hair of someone with head lice. Yet stylists are reporting more and more cases of head lice in their salons, which can be due to the fact that most lice are now resistant to the…

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