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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

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

11

Texas Head Lice Law Sparks Lice Checks

Texas is serious about head lice. The state passed a law in 2017 that requires schools to notify the parents of every child in a class in which a student is diagnosed with head lice. For Heather Smith, owner of Lice Clinics of America clinics in Lufkin and Tyler, this state legislation has resulted in

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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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Mar

9

New Super Gel Lice Treatment and Prevention Product

New Super Gel Lice Treatment and Prevention Product Lice Clinics of America, the leader in safe, fast, effective lice treatment, is introducing a new product in its clinics that is already beloved by customers and has been used in trials: Super Gel. It’s a light and easy-to-washout rinse that has gotten rave reviews. “The fact

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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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