Treatment

Lice Shampoos

When people talk about head lice shampoos, generally what they are talking about is a product that is a shampoo or a cream rinse or a gel or a moose or some other oil type formulation that you mix in with your hair that is used to kill head lice. These products are usually available…

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Can Head Lice Jump?

Can lice jump? Head lice are a wingless human parasites that are uniquely adapted for feeding and breathing on human heads. They have six claws designed to hold on very tightly to strands of human hair and they don’t like to hold onto things like furniture or pets. It is just for human hair. They…

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Lice Eggs

The total number of days of life for a lice is about 30-35 days. Head lice start life as an egg that is laid by an adult louse on the bottom of a hair shaft.  A female adult lice when fertile will lay about 5-7 eggs every day for about 14-17 days before she dies.…

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How Long Can Lice Live

Human head lice don’t live very long at all. Their entire life cycle is only about 30-35 days. The adult lice needs human blood to survive. They suck blood and feed about every two to three hours off the scalp of the head. If they come off the scalp, should that happen, they die within…

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Over-The-Counter Treatments: How They Work and How They Don’t

When a child comes home from school (or camp or day care) with head lice, most parents rush to the pharmacy and buy one of many available over-the-counter (OTC) head-lice treatments. There are a couple of reasons to slow down before taking this step.First, there is no need to panic. Easier said than done, of…

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Halloween Costumes Could Give You Head Lice

Healthcare professionals are warning that people could get an unexpected scare when shopping for their Halloween costumes this year. Doctors have reported an increase in head lice at this time of year and surprisingly, it’s not just because it’s back to school season. Instead, experts say that the biggest cause is in fact Halloween costume…

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What do lice and nits look like in the hair?

A trained lice-removal technician determining extent of lice infestation

  Ever wondered what live lice and nits (lice eggs) look like in the hair? This video answers our most popular question… How can I tell if it’s lice? You’ll see many nits and even see live lice crawling through the hair! Watch for our tip to tell the difference between dandruff and nits.

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What You Need To Know About Super Lice in Southern California

What You Need To Know About Super Lice in Southern California We get it, parenting is no breeze. From shuttling kids, to cooking dinners, there’s hardly enough time to squeeze it all in. The last thing you need to deal with is your kid getting lice. And worse, parents in California and all other states are dealing…

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