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, a new wave of panic sets in.
Parents would find a great deal of relief and be much more successful at avoiding lice or treating them if they would simply communicate with one another. Because no one likes to talk about head lice, or to admit having dealt with it, many suffer in isolation.
Instead, create a game plan for treating head lice before it happens. Talk to the parents of you children’s friends in advance of any outbreak about how to respond. The reality is that lice spread among children through head-to-head contact. When a child has head lice, his or her family members and closest friends are the most likely to get it.
Also, research lice products and make sure you purchase only those that really work. Recent scientific research has found that 98 percent of lice in 42 states in the U.S. and in many other countries are now immune to the pesticides used in most over-the-counter lice products. They just don’t work. Unfortunately, many parents learn this the hard way after spending a good deal of time, money, and stress treating their children (with pesticides, no less) and finding that the lice are still there.
New options are available. Lice Clinics of America offers treatment using a revolutionary medical device that is cleared by the FDA and clinically proven to kill live lice and more than 99 percent of eggs—guaranteed! The device is called AirAllé, and it uses carefully controlled warm air to dehydrate lice and eggs in about an hour.
With 300 clinics in 34 countries, Lice Clinics of America has quickly grown to become the world’s largest network of professional lice treatment centers. More than 800,000 treatments have been delivered with a better than 99 percent success rate. The company also offers a home Lice Remover Kit that makes home lice removal simple, fast, and effective.
It can be good to have a step-by-step plan for how to deal with head lice—to have the products you need ahead of time—so that when lice strike, instead of panicking, you are able to calmly take the best possible steps to deal with the problem quickly.
Communication between families is one of the best ways to make sure lice infestations are quickly contained and eliminated. Parents can play offense. When everyone has good information and a solid plan in place, dealing with head lice can be about as disruptive as getting a haircut. A visit to a Lice Clinics of America treatment center, or home treatment with a product that actually works, can save parents and children alike a great deal of time, money, and stress.
For more information and to find a clinic or available products, visit www.liceclinicsofamerica.com.