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Feb

19

How to Check for Head Lice

How to Check for Head Lice Head lice can be difficult to diagnose because they are difficult to see. Just because a child scratches his or her head doesn’t mean that head lice are present. An itchy scalp can also be caused by unusually dry skin, or conditions such as dandruff, eczema, or by an

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Feb

7

Lice Guide for Hair Stylists

Lice Guide for Hair Stylists In most states, cosmetology regulations make it against the law to cut or style the hair of someone with head lice. Yet stylists are reporting more and more cases of head lice in their salons, which can be due to the fact that most lice are now resistant to the

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Jan

26

Best Defense Against Head Lice? Be Prepared.

Best Defense Against Head Lice? Be Prepared. If you are a parent of a school-aged child, the odds that your child will contract head lice at some point are very high. Some 12 million children between the ages of 3 and 11 get head lice annually, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and

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Jan

24

The Real Health Risk of Head Lice

Parents get anxious when their children have head lice—the bugs are creepy. For centuries, head lice have been associated with (incorrectly, we might add) poor hygiene, embarrassing parents and heightening the anxiety. It’s been pointed out many times that head lice pose no real health threat to humans. Yes, the scalp itches, and yes, treating

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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

18

How Parents Can Take the Offensive Against Head Lice

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,

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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

21

American Academy of Pediatrics Updates Head Lice Guidance

American Academy of Pediatricians Updates Head Lice Guidance   In 2015 the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) updated its guidance on head lice treatment as new products were introduced after the academy’s 2010 report.  The new report was published in the journal Pediatrics, and it highlights some exciting new developments in the battle against head

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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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