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Apr

20

Why Head Lice Are So Hard To Beat (and How To Beat Them)

No one wants to talk about head lice. Until your child has head lice. Then you find you can’t talk or think about anything else. While head lice cause stress and embarrassment to parents, most of the stress comes from the fact they are so darned hard to get rid of. Here’s why. Lice are

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Apr

13

Head Scratching Solution to Lice

When Chris and Kristi Winkler were looking for a business opportunity, they didn’t initially think of head lice. “Lice, ugh,” Kristi remembers thinking. “Just the thought of the little critters made my head itch.” But as the mother of two in Prince William County, Virginia learned more about the problems parents have dealing with head

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Apr

6

Head Lice: It’s Not If but When

According to government statistics, there are some 75 million children in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that 6-12 million of these contract head lice each year. That means roughly 1 in 10 ten kids will get head lice annually, making the odds pretty good that most families will

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Feb

21

How Did My Child Get Head Lice

How Did My Child Get Head Lice Head lice are a growing problem in the United States. Many parents confronted with an infestation have never dealt with head lice because they never had lice as children. But as many as 12 million children between the ages of 3 and 11 get head lice each year

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Jan

19

Why It Takes So Long to Get Rid of Head Lice

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

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Jan

12

Vodka to Treat Head Lice? There’s a Better Way.

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 methods for lice removal. Why? Because they are desperate. “The mothers are at their NITS end!” The

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Jan

10

Travelling Lice (Lice-Free, That Is)

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

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Nov

7

Why It Used to Take So Long to Treat Head Lice

Traditional head lice treatment is a marathon, not a sprint. That’s because lice grow in three stages—egg (nit), nymph, and adult louse. Female adult lice lay eggs, which hatch in 7-10 days. The nymph phase takes another 10 days or so. This is a period where the lice are actively feeding (biting the scalp) but

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Oct

18

New Lice Remover Kit Cures Lice Without the Mess or Toxins

New Lice Remover Kit Cures Lice Without the Mess or Toxins It’s no secret that the vast majority of head lice afflicting children in the United States are now resistant to the chemicals used in the most popular over-the-counter (OTC) lice treatments. A study in the Journal of Medical Entomology published in 2016 found that

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