Posts Tagged ‘treating head lice’

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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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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Simple Pricing for a Complex Problem

We charge a flat rate of $195 per treat, $185 per person for a teacher or military member, and $175 per person for 3 treatments or more.  We find a flat rate is simple for both sides and it also makes sure you know exactly what you will be paying.   Our treatment time can take…

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Everything you (never) wanted to know about head lice

Even talking about them makes your head itch, but lice is a common problem among kids and big frustration for moms. The reality is that head lice has always been around but its just that nobody wants to talk about it!!! Did you know that Lice is the second most common communicable disease in children,…

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Treating Head Lice: Making an Informed Choice

Did you just discover someone in your family has lice? Maybe you know a family member has lice and you have been trying to treat it yourself for a while but the infestation continues? Products to treat lice range from over-the-counter (OTC) treatments, to prescription treatments, to a professional lice removal treatment offered at our…

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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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How Long Can Lice Live

Human head lice don’t live very long at all. Their entire life cycle is only about 30-35 days. The adult lice needs human blood to survive. They suck blood and feed about every two to three hours off the scalp of the head. If they come off the scalp, should that happen, they die within…

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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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