Posts Tagged ‘lice infestation’

What Color Are Lice and their eggs?

Head lice and their eggs tend to vary in color. From yellow to white to tan and they can be even brown when they are adults as they feed on the human blood.  As an egg, they tend to mostly be yellow, clear, or tan in color. Many times they look like the color of…

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Can lice fly?

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.  Their claws are only made to hold onto human hair.…

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Hollywood Stars Caught with Head Lice

Our clinics have treated Olympic Gold Medalists, Principals, famous lawyers, and professional athletes. Hollywood stars seem to be in a class all their own. Glamorous makeup artists, personal stylists and hairdressers even make them appear much more beautiful and refined than everyday, normal people. Think of some of your most loved actors and actresses. What…

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Unexpected Ways You Can Get Head Lice

11 Unexpected Ways You Can Get Head Lice You know that lice can spread quickly—but do you know how and where? Here are the actual ways the tiny parasites travel from person to person. Attending a family reunion Family get-togethers are wonderful, but they are also a great excuse for relatives to squeeze together for…

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Press Enterprise: Why a Brush with lice may be getting more common

Why a brush with lice may be getting more common A male human head louse. By David Downey | ddowney@scng.com | The Press-Enterprise January 5, 2017 at 10:41 pm It was a baffling and – downright gross – discovery. Just before Thanksgiving, Dan and Sandi Cuellar found lice living in 4-year-old daughter Alegria’s thick, long,…

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Hollywood Leading Stars Caught With Head Lice

Hollywood’s Leading Stars Caught with Head Lice! Hollywood stars seem to be in a class all their own. Glamorous makeup artists, personal stylists and hairdressers even make them appear much more beautiful and refined than everyday, normal people. Think of some of your most loved actors and actresses. What would you think if you heard…

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What to Tell Your Kids

When your child is sent home from school because he or she has head lice, the first thing you should say is, “You didn’t do anything wrong.” (You should say this to yourself as well!) It’s true. If your child comes home from school and says that another kid in school has lice, you can…

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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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Understanding Head Lice and How Lice Survive

Understanding Head Lice When a family has a head lice infestation, there is a tendency to panic. Dealing with head lice can be frightening and stressful, primarily because people don’t tend to talk about how to treat head lice until they are dealing with them, which is when they are frantic and frustrated. Understanding head…

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Head Lice Screening: Don’t blame the schools or the school nurses!

Many school districts will have 3-4 school nurses to oversee 10,000+ kids.  The average school nurse is in charge of daily health management of children with chronic health issues such as diabetes, asthma, cerebral palsy, seizures, heart conditions, food allergies, and mental health conditions. Then throw in the feeding and toileting issues, giving medications, monitoring for disease outbreak, handing out…

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