Back-to-school time is peak season for head lice. Children returning to school huddle together to share stories, photos, and lots of hugs, and head-to-head contact is the primary way head lice spread from child to child.
Lice Clinics of America®, the world’s largest network of professional lice treatment centers, sees a surge in cases of head lice when kids return to school and recommends some proven practices that can prevent and treat cases of head lice. The clinics offer everything families need to stay lice-free during back-to-school season and all year round with products and services for every situation and every budget.
Screen Early and Often
The best way to prevent head lice is for all children to be screened regularly. Lice can be difficult to identify by the untrained eye. Most clinics recommend professional head checks, especially at peak lice times like back-to-school and summer camp.
An Ounce of Prevention
Once parents know their child is lice-free, Lice Clinics of America also offers products for home use that prevent head lice, including preventive shampoo, conditioner, and sprays that can be used daily or whenever children wash their hair. The products serve as a lice repellant. All are non-toxic, using essential oils that smell delightful to humans but not to head lice.
The Fastest Solution Available
If your child does have head lice, Lice Clinics of America offers the safest, fastest, and most effective treatment technology available. The signature treatment uses the AirAllé® medical device. AirAllé is an FDA-cleared Class I medical device clinically shown to kill live lice and more than 99 percent of eggs (nits) in a single treatment using carefully applied heated air to dehydrate lice and eggs. This “one and done” treatment takes about an hour and is guaranteed to be effective.
It has become common for families to struggle with head lice for weeks or months using traditional lice treatments. Lice Clinics of America can guarantee that people leave their clinics lice-free, and can provide tools to help them remain lice-free throughout the year.
400,000 Reasons to Try It
The AirAllé medical device was developed by researchers at the University of Utah and has successfully treated more than 400,000 cases of head lice throughout the world since its inception, with a success rate better than 99 percent.
For those that would rather tackle head lice on their own, Lice Clinics of America also offers home treatment kits with easy-to-use, non-toxic home products including the innovative Lice Remover Kit. The Lice Remover Kit includes a custom applicator, and a non-toxic, pesticide-free liquid gel that immobilizes lice, detangles hair, and facilitates the removal of lice and eggs—all with no mess. All Lice Clinics of America products are guaranteed to be effective when used as directed.
Regular head checks and use of preventive products can ensure children are lice-free all year round. If a child does get head lice, the clinics have what parents need to get rid of the problem quickly, so they can get back to their lives.
To learn more or to find a clinic or home-use products, visit www.liceclinicsofamerica.com.