How to Talk to Other Parents About Head Lice

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The topic of head lice is usually not the most popular one amongst parents, though it is a necessary one. Head lice spread most easily between friends, family, schoolmates, and team members. Here are a few tips on how to talk to other parents about head lice:

  1. Decide to just do it. No, we’re not Nike, but we know that talking to other parents about head lice is not on the top of anyone’s list of conversation starters. Now, talking about head lice doesn’t have to just be when there is an outbreak. In fact, we recommend talking about head lice with other parents in your community before any outbreaks occur, if possible. That way, everyone is more knowledgeable and hopefully comforted that they are not alone or an anomaly when someone in their family comes home with head lice.
  2. Learn the facts. When bringing up the topic of head lice to other parents, have some facts to bring to the table. Many people are scared of head lice without knowing anything about how the creatures actually behave. Head lice are harmless and infestations very treatable, and every parent should know this! Check out some of our recent blogs for more information you can bring to the discussion.
  3. Discuss a plan. Don’t just talk about how head lice are spread or ways to prevent head lice, but discuss a plan for what can be done in the case of a head lice infestation. In addition to knowing about effective head lice treatment, it is a good idea to discuss a plan for telling each other when head lice have been discovered. That way, no one is completely caught off-guard. Also, take into consideration your school’s lice policy, making sure everyone is on board. Additionally, we are your local head lice experts at Pediatric Hair Solutions, so don’t hesitate to contact us with questions or to set up a consultation appointment.
  4. Send a letter. At Pediatric Hair Solutions, we offer to send anonymous notifications to those who may be affected but would not take well to a phone call or face-to-face conversation about head lice. Our Lice Alerts are free and anonymous, making it easy for you to alert anyone in your community about the potential risk of a head lice infestation.

Talking to other parents about head lice is something best done as a preventative measure instead of after the discovery of an infestation. If you find yourself needing to warn other parents of a potential for head lice, be sure to double-check the situation. There is no need to spread false news, especially with the fears and myths about head lice that many people believe! Stay informed and mindful, noting that head lice are an unfortunate reality for many families. Learn more about how Pediatric Hair Solutions can help you treat head lice effectively and naturally.

How Does Non-Toxic Head Lice Treatment Work?

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Non-toxic head lice treatment doesn’t have to be a mystery. At Pediatric Hair Solutions, we specialize in safe and effective non-toxic treatment that gets the job done. Here is a breakdown of how our non-toxic treatment works:

 

How does it work?

At Pediatric Hair Solutions we have a line of non-toxic, clinically-tested head lice treatment and preventative products. Together, with our heated air medical device treatment and our natural lice products make a full treatment process that is 100% effective. It doesn’t get any better than that!

 

Why does it work?

Head lice and nits are composed of high levels of water and are also accustomed to protected, humid environments. The device uses a combination of quick, dry heat and air that dehydrates the lice, causing them to die. What makes this method especially effective as a head lice treatment is how it affects the louse at every life stage. Most over-the-counter or DIY head lice treatments only target adult head lice, leaving any nits behind to hatch and cause an infestation all over again.

 

Does it take long?

One of the best things about non-toxic head lice treatment is how much shorter it takes than other treatments. Combing and picking by hand is fairly effective but takes hours and days of dedicated, slow, and focused work. Additionally, one missed nit can lead to a reinfestation, so thoroughness is key but can take a while. Who has time for that? Not many people that we know. The short treatment time is a big reason that our non-toxic treatment is so popular. The treatment time is approximately 30 minutes, with some extra time set aside for the pre and post treatment package.

 

Pediatric Hair Solutions

Filtering through all the static to find a non-toxic head lice treatment can be a challenge. Don’t let the search overwhelm you, but instead contact a Pediatric Hair Solutions near your for more information or to set up a consultation. Our experienced healthcare professionals are standing by to help you get rid of head lice quickly and painlessly so you can move on with your life!

 

Life Stages of Lice

One of the best ways to protect against a lice infestation is to understand their different life stages. There is a lot of confusion around head lice and how long they live and how resilient they are to daily activities. Here are the different life stages of head lice:

5 Common Myths Associated with Head Lice

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Although head lice are a common problem among all school children, with approximately 1 in 10 kids getting head lice every year, there are rumors and myths being spread about them constantly. As professionals, we want to clear up some of the most popular myths so you can rest assured:

You’ve Got Lice

Head LouseWe just had the loveliest client in our facility this weekend. The woman was 58 years of age and had a severe case of head lice. She had gone to see her primary care physician, a dermatologist and an allergist for an itchy head. She had been on steroids, antibiotics and various scalp treatments to no avail.

The itchiness persisted until one day, the lady was cleaning out her hair brush and was appalled to find live bugs crawling around.  She put a couple of the bugs in a zip-lock baggie and ran over to her neighbors home and asked “what are these?” Her neighbor, a young mother said “You’ve got Lice.”

I am sure she quickly shooed the woman from her home. The woman then began various over the counter treatments and still could not get rid of the lice. She finally found us and we were able to help this woman get her life back and stop all the itching!