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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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Aug

10

Head Lice Symptoms

Head lice. Just thinking about the icky bugs can cause your scalp to itch. If your school or daycare center has notified you that lice have been detected, you’ll want to check your child (and yourself) immediately. Here are some of the signs that your child might have head lice. If your child is scratching

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Aug

4

Why You Shouldn’t Listen to Advice When Dealing with Head Lice

Why You Shouldn’t Listen to Advice When Dealing with Head Lice When a child comes home with head lice, most parents are, sadly, unprepared and go into panic mode. They rush to the drug store or doctor’s office (or Internet) and do whatever they are told because they don’t know any better. For many, many

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Jul

31

What Do Lice Look Like

What Do Lice Look Like? Lice are hard to see, and sometimes seeing is in the eye of the beholder. This means parents that don’t want to see head lice on their child’s head often take a quick glance and assume everything is ok. On the other hand, parents that have dealt with head lice

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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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Feb

24

Head Lice: No Match for Science and Medicine

Head Lice: No Match for Science and Medicine It has become well known in the medical community that the most popular over-the-counter (OTC) head-lice treatment products are mostly ineffective. This is due to the fact that head lice in the United States and other countries have developed genetic resistance to the chemicals—pesticides—the products use. In

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Feb

16

Understanding Head Lice – How do lice survive?

When a family is afflicted with head lice, there is a tendency to panic. Dealing with head lice can be frightening and stressful, primarily because people don’t tend to talk about how to treat head lice until they are dealing with them, which is when they are frantic and frustrated. Understanding head lice can help

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