Pediatric Hair Solutions https://pediatrichairsolutions.com Non-Toxic Head Lice Removal Service Tue, 04 Jun 2019 15:52:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.1 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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Why School Lice Policies are Changing https://pediatrichairsolutions.com/why-lice-policies-are-changing-in-some-schools/ https://pediatrichairsolutions.com/why-lice-policies-are-changing-in-some-schools/#respond Thu, 13 Sep 2018 18:28:50 +0000 https://pediatrichairsolutions.com/?p=9803 The post Why School Lice Policies are Changing appeared first on Pediatric Hair Solutions.

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NEW HEAD LICE POLICIES IN SCHOOL

Recent studies and recommendations about head lice have prompted many school districts to change their head lice policies. Some school districts are now following the recommendation of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and National Association of School Nurses (NASN), which both say children found with live lice or nits should remain in class. Parents are to be notified at the end of the day and are expected to treat the child for lice.

REDUCTION IN NO NIT POLICIES

There are few schools that still adhere to a “no nit policy”, meaning a child with nits (lice eggs) must be sent home and cannot return to school unless they are completely nit free.

Both the AAP and NASN argue that lice do not pose a health risk and keeping kids out of school leads to missed learning opportunities and potentially lost family wages.

LICE LETTERS AND LICE SCREENINGS

The NASN also recommends schools do not conduct mass screenings for lice or nits. They refer to a study showing control measures such as lice checks have not been shown to have a significant effect on the incidence of head lice in schools and are not cost effective.

The group also says communication with parents highlighting cases of head lice (the infamous lice letters), has been shown to increase community anxiety and increase social stigma, causing embarrassment of affected infested students.

We often hear from frustrated parents who wish the school would notify them if there is a lice outbreak. However, as the NASN points out, letters sent home have little effect on preventing lice infestations.

WHAT CAN PARENTS DO?

Whether or not your child’s school conducts lice screenings or sends letters home, we recommend all parents conduct weekly head checks on their children. For example, every Sunday night after bath time. By doing this, you will catch a case of lice early and prevent it from spread among family and friend groups.

GET RID OF LICE THE FIRST TIME

If you do detect head lice in your child, it’s important to research all of your options for a safe and effective treatment. We hear from parents every day who have treated with over the counter lice shampoos multiple times over weeks or months and their child still has lice. That’s because lice have developed resistance to the chemicals found in the most common over the counter products, which means they are only about 20% effective.

Pediatric Hair Solutions uses a non-toxic solution that suffocates and kills all live bugs and a heated air device that dehydrates and desiccates all nits. It is the safest and most effective solution on the market with a 30 day 100% guarantee.

 

 

 

 

 

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Pediatric Hair Solutions Donates Head Check Services to Camp CARE https://pediatrichairsolutions.com/pediatric-hair-solutions-donates-head-check-services-to-camp-care/ https://pediatrichairsolutions.com/pediatric-hair-solutions-donates-head-check-services-to-camp-care/#respond Thu, 09 Aug 2018 14:58:01 +0000 https://pediatrichairsolutions.com/?p=9699 A team of technicians from Pediatric Hair Solutions provided free lice head check services for campers attending Camp CARE. Camp CARE provides a week long summer camp for children who have, or have had cancer. Camp CARE  (Cancer Ain’t Really the End) provides support, fun and friendship for children and family’s throughout their journey. The camp […]

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A team of technicians from Pediatric Hair Solutions provided free lice head check services for campers attending Camp CARE. Camp CARE provides a week long summer camp for children who have, or have had cancer. Camp CARE  (Cancer Ain’t Really the End) provides support, fun and friendship for children and family’s throughout their journey. The camp believes a child is first and foremost, a child – not just a cancer patient.

Pediatric Hair Solutions provides head check services on camp intake days for some of the largest camps in North and South Carolina. Head checks on intake day prevent the spread of head lice in the camp environment.

More than 180 campers took part in Camp CARE this summer. The camp is located on Lake Lure. The summer camp is for kids in all stages of the treatment journey: on- or off-treatment, in remission or fighting relapse, no symptoms or side effects and those with physical and mental challenges.

The week of summer summer camp allows campers the chance to get away from the realities of living with cancer, while still being under medical supervision at all times. The camp is staffed by volunteers, many of whom are medical professionals.

Campers participate in camp activities like tubing, arts & crafts, swimming, a talent show, a dance, and so much more! Most importantly, campers have the chance to meet new friends and connect with others who are undergoing the same things that they are going through.

Camp CARE was founded in 1985 by a group of healthcare professionals. The camp is staffed entirely by volunteers and funded entirely by donations. All activities, including summer camp, are free of charge to all families. Camp expenses are more than $500 per child. Each year, the camp serves more than 200 campers and their families receiving treatment from Carolinas HealthCare System’s Levine Children’s Hospital and Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital.

Camp CARE is available to families affected by cancer thanks to the generous donations. Click here if you are interested in donating to Camp CARE.

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