Everything you (never) wanted to know about lice treatmen

Even talking about them makes your head itch, but lice is a common problem among kids and big frustration for moms. The reality is that head lice has always been around but its just that nobody wants to talk about it!!! Did you know that Lice is the second most common communicable disease in children,…

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Treating Head Lice: Making an Informed Choice

Did you just discover someone in your family has lice? Maybe you know a family member has lice and you have been trying to treat it yourself for a while but the infestation continues? Products to treat lice range from over-the-counter (OTC) treatments, to prescription treatments, to a professional lice removal treatment offered at our…

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How Do You Get Head Lice

Head louse sitting on hair

Lice do not hop, jump, or fly. The only crawl. You get head lice almost exclusively it’s from head-to-head contact and not from sharing  athletic helmets, sitting on couches, sitting at the movies, or sharing brushes. Lice have evolved to with special claws and they  move very quickly and efficiently along two parallel hairs and…

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Lice and Herbal Remedies

When we talk about herbal remedies we are not referring to popular over the counter products that are full of chemicals and sold at stores such as RID and NIX. There are a number of herbal remedies available on the market for treating head lice. These product generally are non-chemical, non-pesticides that use natural ingredients…

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Lice and Clean Hair

It is very common for people when they hear that somebody that has head lice to think or infer from that that it is a result of poor hygiene. That is a myth. In fact, lice prefer clean hair over dirty hair. Clean hair is actually easier for lice to grab. So when someone has…

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Lice On Clothes

It is very rare to see lice crawling around on clothing because lice needs to live on a head among a hair where the temperature is a constant, the humidity is high, where they can lay their eggs that get glued to the hair shafts, and where there is a presence of blood for their…

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Doctors warn about dangers and spread of eyelash lice

If you love eyelash extensions, you’ll want to make sure you’re doing this one thing, so you don’t end up with lash lice!By Samica KnightUpdated 3 hours ago If you’re a fan of eyelash extensions or you wear them often, you may want to think about the last time you cleaned them. Some optometrists say…

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Head Lice Life Cycle

Head Lice Stages Head lice are human host parasites that live on the head of humans and only humans. They feed on the blood of the human scalp and they do not live on pets. They need to take a blood meal about every 2 to 3 hours. They crawl down off the hair shaft…

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How to Prevent Head Lice

The best way to prevent head lice is to stay away from people that have head lice.  But it is pretty difficult to know if someone had head lice.  So the next big thing is to just avoid head-to-head contact.   Lice cannot fly. They cannot jump. They cannot swim.  But they are very good crawlers.…

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Lice resistance to the chemicals in Over-The-Counter Shampoos: Journal of Medical Entomology Study

Expansion of the Knockdown Resistance Frequency Map for Human Head Lice (Phthiraptera: Pediculidae) in the United States Using Quantitative Sequencing Kyle J. Gellatly, Sarah Krim, Daniel J. Palenchar, Katie Shepherd, Kyong Sup Yoon, Christopher J. Rhodes, Si Hyeock Lee, J. Marshall Clark Journal of Medical Entomology, Volume 53, Issue 3, May 2016, Pages 653–659, https://doi.org/10.1093/jme/tjw023…

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