Posts Tagged ‘head lice’

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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Mother charged after daughter nearly died from LICE

May 8, 2021: An Indiana woman faces child neglect charges after investigators said her 4-year-old daughter nearly died from a lice infestation so severe doctors had to give her multiple blood transfusions. Shyanne Singh, 26, of Scottsburg, was arrested Tuesday on three felony counts of neglect of a dependent. She remained in custody Friday at…

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How Do Head Lice Eat?

Head lice need to live on a human scalp in order to be able to feed on the human blood that they need to survive for their 30 or so days of life. When the head louse needs food, it moves around very close to the skin and checks it out until it finds a…

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Do that many people get head lice?

Reliable data on how many people get head lice each year in the United States are not available; however, an estimated 6 million to 12 million infestations occur each year in the United States among children 3 to 11 years of age. Some studies suggest that girls get head lice more often than boys, probably…

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As the weather warms and children go back into school from remote learning, parents start to worry about their child coming home with head lice. There are as many as 12 million head lice infestations each year among American kids, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But the bugs – while…

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I am a 45 year old mom and so embarrassed I have head lice!

No need to be embarrassed at all! Head lice do not hop, jump, or fly. They have six legs and only crawl. You get head lice from another person.  Lice do not know age, income, ethnicity, gender, what you do for a living, if you have had lice before or not. All they care about…

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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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Does your child have to miss school?

The short answer is NO! Our process takes about 90 minutes, we have a 99%+ success rate and we also provide you with a certificate of treatment to bring back to school. So there is no reason for you to miss hours and days from school or work. Most parents do not know we exist…

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