The Pediatric Hair Solutions Blog

Is Spotting Lice Harder Based on Hair Color?

Is Spotting Lice Harder Based on Hair Color?

Lice infestations are a common nuisance, particularly among school-age children, but there's a prevailing belief that spotting lice might be easier or harder depending on one's hair color. Some argue that lice are more visible on lighter hair, while others claim the...

Delving Deeper into the Lifecycle of Head Lice

Delving Deeper into the Lifecycle of Head Lice

Dealing with head lice can be a frustrating experience, but understanding their lifecycle can empower us to tackle infestations more effectively. This guide offers an expanded look into the life stages of head lice, alongside more detailed prevention and treatment...

Unraveling the Mystery: Where Do Head Lice Originate?

Unraveling the Mystery: Where Do Head Lice Originate?

Head lice, those tiny, wingless insects that infest our scalps and cause itching and discomfort, have been a nuisance for humans throughout history. But have you ever wondered where these pesky critters come from? In this blog, we'll delve into the origins of head...

What are those bumps on my scalp? Top 5 Head Sore Causes

What are those bumps on my scalp? Top 5 Head Sore Causes

Experiencing itchy bumps on your scalp can be uncomfortable and bothersome. It's important to identify the underlying causes in order to treat them effectively.  Top 5 Head Sore Causes   Head Lice: A Likely Culprit for Itchy Bumps on the Scalp One possible cause...

Causes of an Itchy Scalp – Is It Head Lice?

Causes of an Itchy Scalp – Is It Head Lice?

Causes of scalp itching The fear and anxiety surrounding head lice infestations can sometimes lead us to assume that any itching or unusual findings in our hair or our children's hair are due to head lice. However, there are several other conditions that can cause...

Best Hairstyles to Prevent Head lice

Best Hairstyles to Prevent Head lice

If you're a parent whose child has had head lice in the past, or if you've heard about recent cases of head lice in your child's school, you may be wondering how to prevent an infestation. After checking in with us to get the all clear that your child is headlice free...

Do Different Seasons Affect Head lice Infestations?

Do Different Seasons Affect Head lice Infestations?

Many people speculate about the prevalence of head lice during winter and whether their ability to flourish is affected by hot or cold weather. However, these assumptions are not accurate. Head lice can thrive throughout the year, and the only discernible pattern is...

How to Control the Spread of Head Lice at Home

How to Control the Spread of Head Lice at Home

Head lice are parasites that feed on human blood. They can spread quickly, especially among children. Controlling the spread of head lice doesn't have to be difficult. Here are some good strategies you can use to limit the potential for a major infestation in your...

An Overview of Lice Removal Services

An Overview of Lice Removal Services

Head lice are tiny parasites that live on the human scalp and feed on blood. While lice aren't known to carry diseases, they can be very annoying and difficult to get rid of. This is especially true for families with children in school, as the lice can be caught from...

What to Know About Lice Treatment

What to Know About Lice Treatment

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, mice lay up to 10 eggs daily, which is how they multiply quickly. Lice are characterized by their greyish-white color. They feed on blood and attach themselves to hair shafts and the scalp. Compared to...

The Importance of Lice Removal Shampoos

The Importance of Lice Removal Shampoos

No one likes discovering head lice on their child. It seems dirty and unhealthy, although the truth is, head lice is just itchy and does not spread disease. You want to act quickly to remove the lice from your child's head so the lice do not spread to anyone else....

How to Stop the Spread of Head Lice Misinformation

How to Stop the Spread of Head Lice Misinformation

As healthcare professionals, it’s distressing to see so much medical misinformation spread online. Too many well-meaning parents turn to the internet to find helpful information concerning their child’s health, only to be led astray by individuals or groups that promote unproven remedies that are not based on science. Pediatric Hair Solutions has been battling medical misinformation for years, primarily relating to head lice. 

Hairstyles That Help to Prevent Head Lice

Hairstyles That Help to Prevent Head Lice

There are many steps you can take that will help prevent head lice, but keeping your hair away from someone with head lice is one of the best methods. Take a look at these lice-free hairstyles to help you prevent the spread of head lice. Ahhhh...long, lovely locks are...

Pediatric Hair Solutions “Heads” Back to Summer Camp!

Pediatric Hair Solutions “Heads” Back to Summer Camp!

As in-person camps resume in the Carolinas, the medical team at Pediatric Hair Solutions will partner with residential summer camps in North and South Carolina to ensure a lice-free summer camp environment. Summer Camp is BACK and we couldn’t be happier! The return of...

How Does FloSonix Eradicate Head Lice Once and For All? 

How Does FloSonix Eradicate Head Lice Once and For All? 

Pediatric Hair Solution’s Signature Head Lice Treatment Plan Using the FloSonix Device Succeeds Where Other Treatments Fail. We have written a great deal about the ineffectiveness of treating lice with over-the-counter, prescription treatments and at-home remedies....

Why Is it Necessary to Do a Pre-Treatment & Post-Treatment?

Why Is it Necessary to Do a Pre-Treatment & Post-Treatment?

There Actually IS a Good Reason Our Patients Do a Pre-Treatment and Post-Treatment... And It is NOT to ‘Sell More Products’ “Sorry, but your child has head lice” is a sentence that NO parent ever wants to hear, and yet so many of us do. Head lice are a very common and...

Got Head Lice? Here Are Some Signs to Look For

Got Head Lice? Here Are Some Signs to Look For

How to Tell if Your Child Has Head Lice and What to Do About It!  Got head lice? Not to worry. Head lice can happen to anyone at any time and are very common with children, especially around the holiday season when children tend to interact more with other family...

A Holiday Message from Pediatric Hair Solutions

A Holiday Message from Pediatric Hair Solutions

Let’s be honest.  2020 was not the easiest year to get through. We’re ready to move on and get a fresh start in the new year!  But despite everything bad that happened this year, we consider ourselves to be blessed, and we have much to be thankful for here at...

Five Important Tips for a Lice-Free Halloween 

Five Important Tips for a Lice-Free Halloween 

Don't Get Caught With Head Lice This Halloween! What feeds only on human blood and loves to appear on Halloween? Nope- not vampires! The correct answer is HEAD LICE. Yes, lice love all times of the year, even Halloween- but it has nothing to do with personal hygiene,...

Head Lice Unlikely Cause of Death in Heartbreaking News Story

Head Lice Unlikely Cause of Death in Heartbreaking News Story

Tragic Child Neglect Case in Georgia Demonstrates How Misinformation Leads to Confusion & Fear “It is extremely unlikely that the case of head lice specifically contributed to the child's death.” — Pediatric Hair Solutions President/Owner Sheila Fassler, RN.  At...

A Natural Solution for Head Lice Prevention

A Natural Solution for Head Lice Prevention

September is National Pediculosis Awareness & Prevention Month (a.k.a. Head Lice Prevention Month)  Want to know the easiest method to manage head lice? Keep it from spreading to your family in the first place! Even with the COVID-19 pandemic, parents still need...

The Facts About Swimming Pools and Head Lice

The Facts About Swimming Pools and Head Lice

The Facts of Lice Series: Swimming Pools and Head Lice We’ve been in the lice treatment industry for 10 years which means we’ve seen and heard it all. The overwhelming amount of misinformation out there regarding head lice and home remedies that don’t work has...

Need Head Lice Treatment? We’re Open!

Need Head Lice Treatment? We’re Open!

Pediatric Hair Solutions Has Reopened! What This Means for Families that Need Head Lice Treatment A lot has changed in the past 2 ½ months as businesses were told to close their doors temporarily and stay-at-home orders were set in place, however, head lice hasn’t...

Lions, Lambs, and Lice, Oh My!

Lions, Lambs, and Lice, Oh My!

Lions, Lambs, and Lice, Oh My! You know what they say about March: In like a lion, out like a lamb. Well, when it comes to head lice, you can take that saying and flip it on its head (no pun intended). The number of cases we see at our head lice treatment center...

Vote Pediatric Hair Solutions on Nextdoor 2020

Vote Pediatric Hair Solutions on Nextdoor 2020

Vote Pediatric Hair Solutions for Best Medical Professional in the 2020 Nextdoor Favorite Awards As your neighborhood lice treatment center, we are dedicated to improving the lives and health of all of our neighbors through the safe and effective removal of head lice....

What To Do When You Get Head Lice

What To Do When You Get Head Lice

Got lice? Here’s what to do next What you feared the most has come true: you saw a live bug in your child’s hair. Freaking out? Don’t. A case of head lice happens to the best of us, and while it is highly contagious, it’s totally treatable. Here’s what to do when you...

PHS Gives Back – Meet Foster Village Charlotte

PHS Gives Back – Meet Foster Village Charlotte

Pediatric Hair Solutions’ Community Outreach: Meet Foster Village Charlotte “Overall my foster experience was joyous, but also isolating an extremely difficult” - Molly Zalewski, Co-Founder, Foster Village On a hot summer day in June 2016, Molly Zalewski, a foster...

Do Home Remedies For Lice Removal Work?

Do Home Remedies For Lice Removal Work?

Do home remedies for lice removal work? We’ve been in the lice removal business for a while now, which means we’ve seen a lot - a lot of things that DON’T work, that is. Today we’re going to be talking about what doesn’t work – home remedies, grandma’s recipes, old...

Test Your Lice Knowledge

Test Your Lice Knowledge

With so many scary stories and misconceptions out there about lice, it’s easy to get the wrong information and completely panic when you think (or know) your child has head lice. But, much of the talk that’s swirling out there are just myths and have no scientific...

Our Favorite ‘Itchy’ Children’s Books

Our Favorite ‘Itchy’ Children’s Books

With thousands of children across the country reuniting in classrooms this month, it’s no wonder that the National Pediculosis Society (NPA) (https://www.headlice.org/comb/), declared September as National Head Lice Prevention Month. The NPA is a nonprofit that works...

Pediatric Hair Solutions to the Rescue at Summer Camp!

Pediatric Hair Solutions to the Rescue at Summer Camp!

Head lice can turn the fun and adventure of summer camp into a nightmare. The spread of head lice is more common at summer camps because of group activities and shared sleeping quarters. According to research, 60% of camp leaders say lice infestations were a...

The Truth About Treating Lice with Heated Air Medical Devices

The Truth About Treating Lice with Heated Air Medical Devices

Without a doubt, the most common call we receive at Pediatric Hair Solutions is from a parent who has been treating their child for head lice for several weeks, sometimes months. Not only are they not able to get rid of lice, but it has usually spread to other family...

Pediatric Hair Solutions Celebrates National Nurses Week

Pediatric Hair Solutions Celebrates National Nurses Week

At Pediatric Hair Solutions, we believe nursing is more than an occupation. National Nurses Week in May is a time to reflect and celebrate all that nurses contribute to healthcare. Nurses change, save, and improve lives with caring and compassion. They serve many...

Pediatric Hair Solutions Joins In Uber Safety Campaign Efforts

Pediatric Hair Solutions Joins In Uber Safety Campaign Efforts

The staff at Pediatric Hair Solutions is mourning the loss of a USC student who is a friend of one of our own team members. Samantha Josephson mistakenly got into a car that she thought was an Uber and was later found dead. A man she mistook for her Uber driver has...