Posts Tagged ‘lice removal’

Who Feels Bullied Because of Head Lice? Parents!

October is National Bullying Prevention month, and while the focus is rightly on the treatment of children, parents can feel bullied, too, especially when it comes to having head lice in the family.A OnePoll survey of 2,000 U.S. parents—conducted in conjunction with Lice Clinics of America—found that 52 percent of parents feel judged by other…

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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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What To Tell Other Parents

Parents don’t like to talk about lice because of all the false stereotypes associated with lice. “only poor people get lice.”  “only dirty people get lice.”  Everyone likes to blame the school for being “dirty.” That’s a shame, because communication is one of the most effective ways to prevent lice outbreaks. Also, just about every…

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Sending Your Child Back to School After They Have Lice

This Is When You Can Send Your Child Back to School After They Have Lice August 9, 2018 by Angela Anagnost-Repke “Your child has lice.” These are words that every parent dreads. Just the thought of lice on anyone’s head makes me itch all over my body and want to take a match to my…

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25 Chemicals in Lice Products Linked to Health Problems in Children

25Chemicals in Lice Products Linked to Health Problems in Children Pyrethroids are a class of chemicals used in insecticides, including the most popular head lice medications. A new study in the Occupational and Environmental Medicine reports what many had feared for decades—that “exposure to certain pyrethroids, at environmental levels, may negatively affect neurobehavioral development by…

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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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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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Lice Guide for Hair Stylists

Lice Guide for Hair Stylists In most states, cosmetology regulations make it against the law to cut or style the hair of someone with head lice. Yet stylists are reporting more and more cases of head lice in their salons, which can be due to the fact that most lice are now resistant to the…

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What Do Lice Look Like?

Lice are hard to see, and sometimes seeing is in the eye of the beholder. This means parents that don’t want to see head lice on their child’s head often take a quick glance and assume everything is ok. On the other hand, parents that have dealt with head lice before and that are very…

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