Posts Tagged ‘lice removal’

How Do You Get Head Lice

Lice do not hop, jump, or fly. The only crawl. You get head lice almost exclusively it’s from head-to-head contact and not from sharing  athletic helmets, sitting on couches, sitting at the movies, or sharing brushes. Lice have evolved to with special claws and they  move very quickly and efficiently along two parallel hairs and…

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Lice and Clean Hair

It is very common for people when they hear that somebody that has head lice to think or infer from that that it is a result of poor hygiene. That is a myth. In fact, lice prefer clean hair over dirty hair. Clean hair is actually easier for lice to grab. So when someone has…

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Lice On Clothes

It is very rare to see lice crawling around on clothing because lice needs to live on a head among a hair where the temperature is a constant, the humidity is high, where they can lay their eggs that get glued to the hair shafts, and where there is a presence of blood for their…

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Lice Combs

Lice combs have been around for tens of thousands of years. For example, they have been found in ancient Egyptian tombs.  Lice combs don’t kill lice but they remove them and they can be very effective in removing head lice. There are basically two different types of lice combs. Plastic combs have short, closely spaced…

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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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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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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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Siblings and Head Lice

The closer in age siblings are, the more likely it is for them to spread lice to one another.  Our statistics show that siblings get lice about 70% of the time when there is a lice infestation in the family.   That’s because siblings close in age are likely to spend more time together and…

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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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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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