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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

1

Soccer Coach Finds Success Fighting Head Lice

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

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Dec

8

Texas Law Requires Schools to Notify Parents of Head Lice Cases

A new law took effect in Texas on September 1, 2017, requiring elementary schools to notify parents of every child in a class where a student has been found to have head lice. The law, Senate Bill 1566, requires schools to notify parents of the affected child within 48 hours once a nurse or administrator determines

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Nov

24

What You Need to Know About Lice Insecticides

The most common over-the-counter lice treatment products use pyrethrin, an industrial insecticide used to kill lice. Natural pyrethrin is a derivative of the Chrysanthemum flower. Its synthetic equivalent is permethrin. Together the chemicals are referred to as pyrethroids. There are some 3,500 products that use pyrethroids in varying concentrations, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Nov

1

What Parents Say When Their Children Get Lice

If you want to know how parents feel about lice in their households, take a look at this collection of Twitter posts collected by Huffington Post parenting editor Caroline Bologna. Called “47 Tweets From Parents That Sum Up The Nightmare Of Lice Outbreaks,” the article features copies of tweets that range from the horrifying to

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Aug

18

Clinic Turns Lice Nightmares into Dreams Come True

Some people find a new business through personal experience while others have a “eureka” moment. For Matt Riley of Encino, California, it was an indirect combination of the two. “We had so many neighbors and friends tell us horror stories about head lice,” he said. “When I heard there was a real cure, I knew

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Aug

18

OTC head lice treatments: How they work and how they don’t

When a child comes home from school (or camp or day care) with head lice, most parents rush to the pharmacy and buy one of many available over-the-counter (OTC) head-lice treatments. There are a couple of reasons to slow down before taking this step. First, there is no need to panic. Easier said than done,

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Jul

23

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 98 percent of head lice in 42 states are resistant to

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Jul

15

Where Do Head Lice Come From?

Where do Head Lice Come from? If you’ve ever encountered head lice in your family, you may know that lice afflict some 6-12 million people—mostly children—each year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Lice are a serious problem and they never seem to go away. So you may wonder, where did

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