Most parents don’t deal with head lice until they have to—when a child comes home with lice. This typically launches a frantic search for a way to end the problem as quickly as possible. Until recently, that search has essentially led to three options—using drug store pesticide products, trying home remedies, or manual “nitpicking.” The
Best Defense Against Head Lice? Be Prepared. If you are a parent of a school-aged child, the odds that your child will contract head lice at some point are very high. Some 12 million children between the ages of 3 and 11 get head lice annually, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and
Parents get anxious when their children have head lice—the bugs are creepy. For centuries, head lice have been associated with (incorrectly, we might add) poor hygiene, embarrassing parents and heightening the anxiety. It’s been pointed out many times that head lice pose no real health threat to humans. Yes, the scalp itches, and yes, treating
It can take a long time to get rid of head lice. People have reported dealing with outbreaks for months and even years. This is because most treatments don’t provide the one-and-done solution parents are looking for. Over-the-counter (OTC) lice medications, for example, call for an initial application of a lice shampoo followed by several
Most parents panic when their children come home with head lice. They don’t know what to do. They are embarrassed because lice are icky. They feel like they did something wrong. They race to the drug store and discreetly buy over-the-counter lice products and apply them as best they can. When the products don’t work,
Home Remedies for Lice are Not Effective, and Can Be Dangerous An article in the Daily Mail found that 8 percent of UK parents had tried to use Vodka to cure their children of head lice. Surprised? You shouldn’t be. People have tried all kinds of kooky, sometimes dangerous home remedies for lice removal. Why?
Head lice are everywhere. Some 6-12 million children get head lice each year in the United States alone. If you’re travelling within the U.S. or abroad, you can take precautions to make sure that you and/or your children don’t bring home any unwelcome guests in the form of head lice. Keep in mind that many
When marketing professional and 15-year youth soccer coach Wade Huntsman was looking for a new business, he was immediately drawn to Lice Clinics of America. “’I’ve always loved kids and getting to help them is by far the coolest part of my new clinic,” he said. Even so, he was in for some surprises when