Pediatric Hair Solutions https://pediatrichairsolutions.com Non-Toxic Head Lice Removal Service Thu, 10 Oct 2019 17:19:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.3 Test your Lice Knowledge https://pediatrichairsolutions.com/test-your-lice-knowledge/ https://pediatrichairsolutions.com/test-your-lice-knowledge/#respond Tue, 01 Oct 2019 15:41:14 +0000 https://pediatrichairsolutions.com/?p=10147 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 backing. So, how much truth do you really […]

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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 backing. So, how much truth do you really know about head lice? We’ve put together a quick True or False quiz to test your knowledge and help ease your fears.

If you have any questions after taking the test, feel free to reach out to us for more information. Our head lice experts are always ready to educate and debunk urban legends!

 

#1-TRUE OR FALSE: Having lice means you have poor personal hygiene.

Answer: FALSE
Lice are non-discriminatory when it comes to hair cleanliness. They simply require any human hair, whether squeaky clean or completely greasy. Lice feed on tiny bits of human blood, and the hair is just a place where they hang on. Also, washing your hair repeatedly as a way to get rid of the lice will not work. They can withstand being submerged in water for hours and have a pretty firm hold on the hair shaft.

 

#2-TRUE OR FALSE: You need to throw everything away and start over if you get lice.

Answer: FALSE
This is a common myth that has everyone frantically running around, cleaning their home from top to bottom, washing and rewashing their linens. Lice do not live in the house, only on the human head. Lice can only live removed from the human head for 48 hours or less, so only the items that have come into contact with persons’ heads will need to be cleaned. Items to clean include the infected person’s bedding, hairbrushes/combs, and any hats, scarves or helmets worn recently.

 

#3-TRUE OR FALSE: Pets can’t carry lice.

Answer: TRUE
Have no fear. Your pets do NOT carry human head lice. Lice are a human parasite and only survive on human blood. Dogs and cats can only get fleas.

 

#4-TRUE OR FALSE: You can get lice by being in the same room as a person who has lice.

Answer: FALSE
Lice cannot jump, nor do they have wings! They can only crawl, which is why they are passed through direct contact. This is one of the reasons why avoiding direct contact with another’s hair or head is the best way to protect yourself from getting head lice.

 

#5-TRUE OR FALSE: Lice are resistant to over the counter shampoos.

Answer: TRUE
Lice have developed resistance to the chemicals in the most common over the counter treatments. A study published in 2016 shows 98% of lice now have mutated genes and developed resistant to over the counter shampoos and many prescription treatments as well.

 

#6- TRUE OR FALSE: Lice prefer blondes.

Answer: FALSE
Since lice hang out as close to the scalp as possible, hair color (natural or chemically dyed) is never a factor.

 

#7-TRUE OR FALSE: You can “outgrow” lice.

Answer: FALSE
While it’s uncommon for babies to get lice, toddlers, school-age children, teenagers, college kids, and adults are all susceptible.  Close living quarters where items are shared (like college dorm rooms) and taking selfies are some of the most common ways for lice to spread in older kids and adults.

 

#8-TRUE OR FALSE: If one of my kids gets lice, everyone in the family should be checked – even if they don’t share hairbrushes or beds.

Answer: TRUE
It’s recommended that all family members be checked by a professional if you suspect someone in your home has lice. About 80% of mothers whose children have lice are also positive.

 

#9-TRUE OR FALSE: Short hair is the answer to never getting lice.

Answer: FALSE
This is a very common myth associated with head lice, and it’s simply not true. So many people have chopped or shaved hair off of their children’s head when confronted with head lice, but the sneaky parasite can live on hair as short as 0.1 inch! They like to hang out as close to the scalp as possible, so go ahead and keep your locks as long or as short as you like.

 

#10- TRUE OR FALSE: You should keep the fact that you have lice a secret.

Answer: FALSE
Since lice can be contagious, it’s recommended that you make friends or family with whom you have come in close contact aware – this will only help in getting rid of the pest as fast as possible! Plus, you don’t want to get lice again, right?!

If you scored 7 out of 10 or better, congratulations! You know your stuff! If you didn’t, take a look at our Parent Resource section on our site where you can learn some interesting facts about lice and what to do about it if it happens to you or your child.

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Our Favorite ‘Itchy’ Children’s Books https://pediatrichairsolutions.com/our-favorite-itchy-childrens-books/ https://pediatrichairsolutions.com/our-favorite-itchy-childrens-books/#respond Thu, 12 Sep 2019 23:49:06 +0000 https://pediatrichairsolutions.com/?p=10127 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 to encourage the nation’s health and child care professionals to adopt standardized head lice management programs so children […]

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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 to encourage the nation’s health and child care professionals to adopt standardized head lice management programs so children remain lice and nit free.

Since it’s Back to School season AND National Head Lice Prevention Month, we thought we’d recommend a few of our favorite children’s books that get to the “nitty gritty” (no pun intended) of lice prevention and removal in a fun, kid-friendly way. So, as you’re doing your routine checks for lice and nits, try out some of these books to help settle a fidgety child. They might also help calm any fears a child has about lice.

For more tips on prevention, click here. For advice on what to do if there’s a lice outbreak at your child’s school, click here.

Happy reading (and lice checking)!

Pediatric Hair Solution Note: Links are to Amazon or Goodreads, but Pediatric Hair Solutions receives no compensation from either. All book excerpts are also from Amazon.com or Goodreads. Many of these titles can also be found at your local library.

Itch!: Everything You Didn’t Want to Know About What Makes You Scratch (https://tinyurl.com/everythingitch) by Anita Sanchez

Everybody gets itchy, and every kid will love this title that scratches the itch to know more and about the history, anatomy, botany, biology behind it. Perfect for fans of Grossology books looking for something more substantive and dynamic.

You can feel it coming on—that terrible, tortuous ITCH. As irritating as an itch is, it is also your body’s way of sending you a message you can’t miss, like you’ve brushed up against poison ivy or lice have taken up residence in your hair. None of which you’d know without that telltale itch!

And there are so many things that make us itch—from fungus to fleas, mosquitoes to nettles, poison ivy to tarantulas!

Combining history, anatomy, laugh-out-loud illustrations, and even tips to avoid—and soothe—the itch, Anita Sanchez and Gilbert Ford take readers on an intriguing (and sometimes disgusting) look into what makes you scratch.

Bugs in my Hair! (https://www.amazon.com/Bugs-My-Hair-David-Shannon/dp/0545143136  By David Shannon

Is something bugging you? Bestselling award-winner David Shannon shows the funny side of waging war against–oh no!–head lice.

This book is guaranteed to make you laugh–and itch! From the opening picture of a happy, oversized louse appearing with his suitcases, you know these bugs are determined to stay, and Mom is about to go nuts!

Nobody talks about them, but they are everywhere. (Some estimate 20 million children a year host them.) Oh, the shame and humiliation of having bugs in your hair! But if you go to school, or have play dates, chances are good you might meet them someday. Maybe you already have! Lucky for you, the unwelcome bugs in this story are so funny you will be laughing aloud–even when Mom attacks them with battle-tested anti-lice weapons.

Shannon peppers his hilarious scenes with fun, “nitpicking” facts about these “lousy” critters and pokes fun at common denial: “It’s probably ash from that volcano in Pogo Pogo.”

Soon the party’s over – Bye bye, Little Nasties! Once again Shannon has created a fresh, highly entertaining read-aloud classic that begs to be read again and again.

Headlice: Disgusting Creatures Series (https://www.amazon.com/Head-Lice-Disgusting-Elise-Gravel/dp/1770496610) by Ellie Gravel

Part of a series of hilarious nonfiction books about disgusting creatures, this book examines head lice. It covers such topics as head lice habitats (human heads only, dogs are gross) anatomy (his body is slightly see through, so he can always see what he ate for lunch), and parenting practice (the female louse sticks eggs to human hair and uses the leftover glue for her model airplanes). Although silly and off-the-wall, Head Lice contains factual information that will both amuse and teach at the same time.

 

 

 

 

Yikes! Lice (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11052198-yikes–lice?from_search=true ) by Donna Caffey

Here’s a light way to talk to children about that old nuisance head lice. Rhyming verses describe how one little girl gets head lice and how she and her parents get rid of them. Kids will enjoy the rollicking cartoon “cooties” playing hide-and-seek and having a party in the girl’s hair until they are sent packing. Notes on each page provide detailed, factual information about head lice.

 

 

 

 

 

What’s Bugging Ms. Nurse Penny? A Story about Lice (https://www.amazon.com/Whats-Bugging-Nurse-Penny-Story/dp/0807588032) by Catherine Stier

Nurse Penny is a fun and funky school nurse who wears honeybee earrings and a butterfly smock and carries a ladybug purse. But there’s one kind of bug she’d rather not have around. . .head lice! So she calls a special school assembly to talk about those pesky critters—what they look like, how to avoid them, and how to get rid of them. After all, lice can happen to anyone—even the school nurse!

 

 

 

 

 

Scritch Scratch, We Have Nits (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15943660-scritch-scratch-we-have-nits?from_search=true) by Miriam Moss

One day a tiny insect, no bigger than a freckle, climbs into Miss Calypso’s classroom. Nobody notices until Polly scritches, Joshua scratches and soon the whole class is scritching and scratching!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lots of Lice (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1996849.Lots_of_Lice) by Bobbi Katz

Told from the point of view of lice, this humorous, rhyming book helps readers learn what lice are and how to protect themselves from them.

 

 

 

 

 

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Pediatric Hair Solutions to the Rescue at Summer Camp! https://pediatrichairsolutions.com/pediatric-hair-solutions-to-the-rescue-at-summer-camp/ https://pediatrichairsolutions.com/pediatric-hair-solutions-to-the-rescue-at-summer-camp/#respond Mon, 03 Jun 2019 15:59:52 +0000 https://pediatrichairsolutions.com/?p=10094 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 substantial burden on staff, campers and their families. The head lice […]

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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 substantial burden on staff, campers and their families.

The head lice experts at Pediatric Hair Solutions partner with some of the largest residential summer camps in North and South Carolina to ensure a lice free summer camp environment.

 

 

 

 

 

Teams of medically trained technicians are at camp intake days throughout the summer to perform head check screenings before camp begins. Campers found to be positive for lice are treated immediately so they don’t have to miss out on first day camp activities.

Pediatric Hair Solutions uses a non-toxic treatment solution to suffocate and kill all live bugs and a heated air medical device to dehydrate all lice eggs. Campers are completely lice and nit free when the protocol is complete.

“We have been a medical resource for dozens of camps over the last 8 years,” said Sheila Fassler, R.N., owner of Pediatric Hair Solutions. “Our services allow camp medical staff to focus on important intake tasks such as tracking medications and collecting medical forms.”

In 2018 alone, the staff at Pediatric Hair Solutions screened more than 7,300 campers for head lice. The company also offers training and consulting services for camp counselors and medical staff.

We proudly partner with the following camps in the Carolinas: Camp GreystoneCamp CrestridgeCamp RidgecrestCamp WayfarerCamp WeaverSalvation Army Camps ,  Camp CARE.

 

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The Truth About Treating Lice with Heated Air Medical Devices https://pediatrichairsolutions.com/the-truth-about-treating-lice-with-heated-air-medical-devices/ https://pediatrichairsolutions.com/the-truth-about-treating-lice-with-heated-air-medical-devices/#respond Fri, 10 May 2019 21:18:13 +0000 https://pediatrichairsolutions.com/?p=10077 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 members. The most common reason […]

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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 members. The most common reason for this is that lice have developed resistance to the chemicals in the most common over the counter treatments.

We knew we had to develop a non-chemical approach to killing lice and nits that was safe and effective. To kill the bugs, we developed and clinically tested a non-toxic treatment solution that is proven to suffocate and kill all live lice.

The next step is eradicating the nits, which is the most labor intensive part of the lice removal process. Working with a team of engineers, we developed a heated air medical device, called the FloSonix, which dehydrates/dessicates the nits and prevents the need to do any combing at all.

The FloSonix uses a specific temperature, flow rate and time sequential pattern across the head, proven to desiccate all nits in a 30 minute treatment. Parents who choose this option are looking for the convenience of medically trained professionals to quickly and effectively eradicate head lice, without the need for combing.

Treatment options using our heated air medical device come with a 30 day, 100% guarantee. The other benefit to our treatment options is they have a one time, flat fee, no matter the length or thickness of hair. That way patients know up front what the final cost will be, no surprises.

A clinical study done at our corporate headquarters was presented to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and Pediatric Infectious Disease Society Research Conference by John Fassler, MD, Medical Director of Pediatric Hair Solutions. The study of 281 patients concluded there were no treatment failures following this protocol. You can read the study details here.

 

 

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Pediatric Hair Solutions Celebrates National Nurses Week https://pediatrichairsolutions.com/pediatric-hair-solutions-celebrates-national-nurses-week/ https://pediatrichairsolutions.com/pediatric-hair-solutions-celebrates-national-nurses-week/#respond Wed, 08 May 2019 20:43:16 +0000 https://pediatrichairsolutions.com/?p=10066 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 roles including caregiver, educator and long term healthcare provider. Pediatric Hair Solutions […]

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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 roles including caregiver, educator and long term healthcare provider.

Pediatric Hair Solutions has developed relationships with hundreds of school and hospital nurses. We assist in classroom head checks, educating parents, and act as an advocate on their behalf when treating families in our treatment center.

Pediatric Hair Solutions also employs nurses at most of our treatment center locations. They are often called upon to provide lice treatment in a hospital setting. We have treated children and adults at Levine Children’s Hospital and Novant Health in Charlotte, Shriners Children’s Hospital in Greenville, Greenville Memorial Hospital and Brenner Children’s Hospital in Winston Salem.

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Pediatric Hair Solutions joins in Uber Safety Campaign Efforts https://pediatrichairsolutions.com/pediatric-hair-solutions-joins-in-uber-safety-campaign-efforts/ https://pediatrichairsolutions.com/pediatric-hair-solutions-joins-in-uber-safety-campaign-efforts/#respond Wed, 03 Apr 2019 16:58:53 +0000 https://pediatrichairsolutions.com/?p=9997 The post Pediatric Hair Solutions joins in Uber Safety Campaign Efforts appeared first on Pediatric Hair Solutions.

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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 been charged with her murder.

The University of South Carolina started a campaign called “What’s My Name?” in an effort to keep riders safe when using ride share apps. We are sharing ride sharing tips from experts to make sure a tragedy like this one never happens again.

Wait for Your Ride Indoors

Avoid spending unnecessary time outside alone with your phone in your hand. Instead, wait indoors until the app shows your driver has arrived.

Confirm Details When Car Arrives

Before you get in the car, check that license plate, driver photo, and driver name all match what’s listed in the app. Uber rides can only be requested through the app, so never get in a car with a driver who claims to be with Uber and offers a ride.

Make Sure Driver Says Your Name Before Getting in Car

Ask the driver the name of the passenger (you) he or she is picking up before you enter the car.

Be a Backseat Driver

If you’re riding alone, sit in the backseat. This ensures you can safely exit on either side of the vehicle to avoid moving traffic, and it gives you and your driver some personal space.

Share your trip details with a friend.

While en route, tap “Share status” in the app to share your driver’s name, photo, license plate, and location with a friend or family member. They can track your trip and see your ETA without downloading the Uber app.

Follow your intuition

Trust your instincts and use your best judgement when riding with Uber. And if you ever feel you’re in an emergency situation, call 911 immediately.

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Hairstyles that Help Prevent Head Lice https://pediatrichairsolutions.com/hairstyles-that-help-prevent-head-lice/ https://pediatrichairsolutions.com/hairstyles-that-help-prevent-head-lice/#respond Mon, 11 Mar 2019 18:45:28 +0000 https://pediatrichairsolutions.com/?p=9982 97% of head lice are spread through direct head to head contact. So one of the best ways to prevent it from spreading is to wear a very tight hairstyle. Lice are similar to monkeys on a vine. They need something to grab onto when they are moving from head to head. If hair is […]

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97% of head lice are spread through direct head to head contact. So one of the best ways to prevent it from spreading is to wear a very tight hairstyle. Lice are similar to monkeys on a vine. They need something to grab onto when they are moving from head to head. If hair is in a tight bun or braid, it makes it more difficult for the lice to move to another head.

In this video tutorial, you’ll learn how to make a fast, easy and stylish messy bun in just a minute! Cute hair that’s lice free!

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How to Clean Your Home after Discovering Head Lice https://pediatrichairsolutions.com/how-to-clean-your-home-after-discovering-head-lice/ https://pediatrichairsolutions.com/how-to-clean-your-home-after-discovering-head-lice/#respond Thu, 17 Jan 2019 20:25:18 +0000 https://pediatrichairsolutions.com/?p=9918 Once a case of head lice is confirmed in your household, the most important first step is to have everyone professionally checked for lice to prevent it from spreading. Once you determine how many people in your household have head lice, it’s important to have it treated effectively. Head lice are resistant to the most […]

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Once a case of head lice is confirmed in your household, the most important first step is to have everyone professionally checked for lice to prevent it from spreading. Once you determine how many people in your household have head lice, it’s important to have it treated effectively. Head lice are resistant to the most common over the counter products. You can learn more about the safe and effective treatment options at Pediatric Hair Solutions here.

Once you begin treatment, the next step is to start home cleaning. It’s most important to understand that a lice infestation is on the head, not in the home, so there is no need to have your home deep cleaned. Head lice cannot live off the human head longer than 24-48 hours.

Home Cleaning Recommendations:

  • The following items should be put in a dryer on high heat for 45 minutes (no need to wash, water has no affect on lice): Bed linens, comforters, blankets, pillowcases/shams, pillows, jackets, scarves and any clothes worn or towels used in the last 48 hours.
  • Any items that cannot be placed in a dryer or withstand heat should be isolated or bagged for 48 hours.
  • The following areas should be lightly vacuumed: carpets, rugs, cloth sofas and chairs.
  • Vacuum or lint roll car seats and safety seats.
  • Isolate or bag hair brushes, ties, scrunchies, helmets or hats.

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Head Lice Prevention Tips https://pediatrichairsolutions.com/prevent-the-spread-of-head-lice/ https://pediatrichairsolutions.com/prevent-the-spread-of-head-lice/#respond Wed, 02 Jan 2019 21:46:51 +0000 https://pediatrichairsolutions.com/?p=9866 Head lice is the second most common communicable disease next to the common cold so it’s important to know the facts in order to help prevent the spread of head lice. 97% of head lice is spread through direct head to head contact. So the best way to prevent head lice is to avoid hair-touching, […]

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Head lice is the second most common communicable disease next to the common cold so it’s important to know the facts in order to help prevent the spread of head lice.

97% of head lice is spread through direct head to head contact. So the best way to prevent head lice is to avoid hair-touching, head to head contact including taking selfies, hugging and whispering.

Here are additional tips we recommend to prevent you or your loved one from getting head lice:

  1. Don’t share brushes, combs, scarves, hats, helmets, towels, pillows, hoodies, ponytail holders, etc.
  2. Keep hair in tight buns or braids.
  3. Spritz hair with Pediatric Hair Solutions mint scented lice preventive spray each morning to help repel lice.
  4. Put jackets inside zipped backpacks at school.
  5. Keep your personal items away from community piles.
  6. Avoid community costumes and hats at schools and museums. Don’t try on hats at stores.
  7. Bring your own headphones to school.
  8. Wear a hoodie to the movies and on airplanes or take a lint roller to roll your seat.
  9. Take your own pillow and sleeping bags to sleepovers.
  10. Perform a weekly head check so that you find lice early and avoid spreading to others.

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Holidays and Head Lice Go Together – Learn How to Keep Them Away! https://pediatrichairsolutions.com/holidays-and-head-lice-go-together-learn-how-to-keep-them-away/ https://pediatrichairsolutions.com/holidays-and-head-lice-go-together-learn-how-to-keep-them-away/#respond Thu, 15 Nov 2018 21:56:16 +0000 https://pediatrichairsolutions.com/?p=9845 There’s nothing better than cozy family time during the holidays. Unfortunately, head lice enjoy the holidays as much as we do. 97% of head lice cases are spread through direct head to head contact. That means the close quarters of family gatherings can increase your exposure to head lice. To help keep your holiday stress […]

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There’s nothing better than cozy family time during the holidays. Unfortunately, head lice enjoy the holidays as much as we do.

97% of head lice cases are spread through direct head to head contact. That means the close quarters of family gatherings can increase your exposure to head lice. To help keep your holiday stress free and lice free, keep the following tips in mind:

PREVENTION:

  • Avoid direct head to head contact
  • Use prevention spray (click here to purchase our mint scented repellent)
  • Girls should wear their hair in tight buns and braids
  • Don’t share brushes combs, hats, helmets, towels and pillows

WHAT TO LOOK FOR:

  • Head lice eggs (nits) are most commonly found near the scalp, behind the ears and neckline.
  • Nits are usually found within 1/2 inch of the scalp. They are small, teardrop-shaped eggs that are white to yellow in color.
  • Nits are essentially “glued” to the hair. They will not move without being pulled with some force with your fingernails. Dandruff or debris will not be stuck on the hair and will move if you brush or blow on it.

HEAD LICE FACTS:

  • Head lice do not “live” in the home environment and do not jump or fly and they do not ‘burrow’ in bedding. In the unlikely event they come off the head, they will die within 24-48 hours.
  • Anyone can get lice. It has nothing to do with personal hygiene, ethnicity or age.
  • Pets cannot get lice.
  • Only 50% of people with head lice experience itching.

If you’re unfortunate enough to have lice strike in your family, make sure to be screened by professionals. Lice is very contagious and can spread quickly if it’s not detected and treated properly.

Pediatric Hair Solutions provides the most safe and effective treatment on the market today, delivered by medically trained professionals. Our non-toxic treatment solution kills all live bugs and our heated air device dehydrates all nits. Leave our treatment center lice free! Click here to view the location nearest you.

 

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