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Monthly Archives: April 2016

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Apr

29

April 29 , 2016 | Posted by Jessica Eddowes |

OTC Lice Treatments Are Outdated

  If you’re like most parents, when your child comes home with head lice you’ll run to the drugstore to get lice-treatment medication. There on the shelf you’ll see mostly the same products that have been around for decades. A 1999 study found that head lice were developing resistance to the active ingredients in over-the-counter

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Apr

27

April 27 , 2016 | Posted by Jessica Eddowes |

History of Lice Treatment Technology

Head lice in their current form have been afflicting humans for some 100,000 years, according to most experts. Historians are divided a bit on how and why the technology to combat head lice has evolved. Some have argued that humans accepted head lice for millennia as a fact of life—especially in cultures where bathing was

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Apr

26

Lice Again?!

When I found lice for the sixth time I wanted to scream into a pillow, but first I had to wash it! I asked my pediatrician for his best prevention advice? “Remain Childless,” he said with a straight face. Thanks a lot Dr. Dry Humor! In 2014 B.L. (Before Lice) during a more innocent era

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Apr

25

Bath Time

Who knew? Lice can swim—or at least they can survive under water. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), studies “show that head lice can survive under water for several hours but are unlikely to be spread by the water in a swimming pool.” Head lice hold tightly onto the child’s (or

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Apr

25

Laundry

When you’ve had head lice in your home, it is important to properly clean the clothing, bedding and other materials the person with lice has been in contact with. Here is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended laundry procedure: “Machine wash and dry clothing, bed linens, and other items that the infested

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Apr

25

Cleaning

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 and carpets cleaned. Not

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Apr

14

April 14 , 2016 | Posted by Jessica Eddowes |

No More Nitpicking!

When a child has head lice, most parents want it gone. Now. Unfortunately, the “now” part has seemed nearly impossible. There just hasn’t been a quick fix for head lice. It typically takes weeks of painstaking combing to make sure the lice and their eggs are gone for good. The real problem is the eggs.

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Apr

13

7 Stages Of Lice Infestation You’ll Relate To!

Welcome! It’s lice to meet you. As a mother of six parasite-prone children, I have tons of lice experience. In fact, I’m just itching to show off my “lousy” resume and if necessary, I can supply three nitwit personal references too. Letter of recommendation? Yep! I’ve got a truly hair-raising one written by a nymph, [...]