Posts Tagged ‘head lice’

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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Challenges of a False Negative Head Lice Screening

Head lice is spread through head-to-head contact. When one family member has lice, it is highly likely others in the family have it as well. We are often told by people that we are head screening or treating that other family members do not have lice because (fill in the blank: they/mom/dad/mother-in-law/friend/doctor/cosmetologist) screened them and…

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Yes, Dads Get Lice Too!!!

Lice live on the human scalp to survive. They suck blood for their food every 2-3 hours and their eggs nest on the warm scalp before they hatch in about 5-7 days. A lice egg is the size of a grain of sand and an adult lice is the size of a sesame seed. Lice…

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Yes, Mom’s (and dad’s) Get Lice Too!

Head lice do not know age. They do not care if you are a man, a woman, a mom, a dad, a grandma, or grandpa, if you have never had lice before in your life, or you have had it multiple times. All head lice care about is that you have a strand of hair…

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If you have lice eggs, you have lice!

It is common for people to call us and say they are not sure if they have lice since they don’t see anything crawling around but they do see eggs in their hair. If a person has lice eggs in their hair then they have an active lice infestation! An adult louse lays 5-7 eggs…

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