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Sep

14

The Search is Over. End the Lice-Mare Today at Lice Clinics of America.

It’s no secret that ridding a family of head lice can be stressful and time consuming—a nightmare that some have called a “lice-mare.” Most home lice treatments require repeated applications, tedious comb-outs and nitpicking, with no guarantee of success. If one nit is missed, the lice will return. Lice Clinics of America® offers an immediate,

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Sep

7

Keep Your Family Lice-Free All Year Long with Lice Clinics of America

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

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May

23

Environmental Watchdog Sounds Alarm on Pesticides Used in Lice Products

Environmental Watchdog Sounds Alarm on Pesticides Used in Lice Products The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to suspend its study of pyrethroids until it can include six studies on links to the pesticide’s impact on childhood cognitive and psychological development. Claiming that a “crucial decision on pesticides and

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May

14

Pharmacy Times Warns of Risks of OTC Lice Products

Pharmacy Times Warns of Risks of OTC Lice Products According to an article in Today’s Pharmacist, “Pharmacists should be aware of the limitations of over-the-counter (OTC) treatments, to which lice are widely resistant.” The latest research, published in the Journal of Medical Entomology in 2016, found that 98 percent of lice in 42 states are

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May

11

Guide to Contagious Conditions at School

Guide to Contagious Conditions at School Schools can be petri dishes for certain health problems—an ideal place for contagious conditions to spread. Contagious conditions vary in their severity and in the manner they are spread. Here are the most common contagions and some tips to avoid them. The Cold The common cold is the most

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Apr

25

Because You Love Your Children, Don’t Use Lice Products with Pyrethroids

If you love your children, you won’t want to use lice products that use pyrethroids. Here’s why. Pyrethroids are the class of pesticide used by the most popular over-the-counter (OTC) lice products. That’s right. These products use pesticides. For decades, parents have been dousing their children’s heads with toxic chemicals to treat head lice. Pyrethroids

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Apr

18

Lice on the Rise as Traditional Treatments Falter

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 6-12 million children contract head lice in the United States each year. That figure has remained the same for years, and it’s a wide range as cases of head lice are difficult to count because they are not evenly recorded throughout the country. Cases of

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Apr

7

Doctor Warns Against “Natural” Head Lice Products

Many parents are enamored by the word “natural” when it is applied to products for themselves and their children. One area where this claim is often made is in the world of head lice treatment. There are bloggers that recommend using products like lavender and tea tree oil. The ingredients used by lice treatment products

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