Pediatric Hair Solutions https://pediatrichairsolutions.com Non-Toxic Head Lice Removal Service Wed, 17 Apr 2019 18:35:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 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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PHS Team Volunteers in the Dominican Republic https://pediatrichairsolutions.com/phs-team-volunteers-in-the-dominican-republic/ https://pediatrichairsolutions.com/phs-team-volunteers-in-the-dominican-republic/#respond Thu, 12 Jul 2018 16:47:54 +0000 https://pediatrichairsolutions.com/?p=9689 Two staff members from Pediatric Hair Solutions will be traveling to the Dominican Republic with a group from Carmel Christian School to volunteer at Freedom Christian School near Ramon Santana. The school educates children ages 3 to 18 years old from the surrounding villages of Lima, Campina, Pinones, Diego, Cabeza de Toro, Bejucal, Guanabano, La […]

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Two staff members from Pediatric Hair Solutions will be traveling to the Dominican Republic with a group from Carmel Christian School to volunteer at Freedom Christian School near Ramon Santana.

The school educates children ages 3 to 18 years old from the surrounding villages of Lima, Campina, Pinones, Diego, Cabeza de Toro, Bejucal, Guanabano, La Parcela, La Varsa, La Cubana, and Roman Santana.

The group will be bringing donated medical, school and construction supplies. The Dominican Republic suffers from marked income inequality with the poorest half of the population receiving less than one-fifth of the GDP.

Volunteers from Charlotte will be helping with children in the school and assisting in the construction of a new school building on the Freedom campus.

In February, Freedom Christian School requested the donation of head lice treatment kits. Pediatric Hair Solutions donated $5,000 worth of lice treatment packages as well as prevention spray.

This month, the PHS team will be bringing an additional $2,000 worth of lice treatment supplies and will be administering lice treatment while at the school.

We encourage you to follow Pediatric Hair Solutions Charlotte Facebook page to see daily video updates on the journey of the Charlotte team and how they are impacting the lives of underprivileged children in the Dominican Republic.

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Pediatric Hair Solutions Supports Petition to FDA for Safe Head Lice Information https://pediatrichairsolutions.com/pediatric-hair-solutions-supports-petition-to-fda-for-safe-head-lice-information/ https://pediatrichairsolutions.com/pediatric-hair-solutions-supports-petition-to-fda-for-safe-head-lice-information/#respond Fri, 08 Jun 2018 18:34:39 +0000 https://pediatrichairsolutions.com/?p=9599 Pediatric Hair Solutions was one of the first head lice treatment specialists to develop a safe, non-toxic and comprehensive treatment process that kills all lice and their eggs. Owner Sheila Fassler, RN, supports a petition submitted to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requesting that they recognize safer head lice treatment options. The petition […]

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Pediatric Hair Solutions was one of the first head lice treatment specialists to develop a safe, non-toxic and comprehensive treatment process that kills all lice and their eggs.

Owner Sheila Fassler, RN, supports a petition submitted to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requesting that they recognize safer head lice treatment options. The petition requests that the FDA update its website content and educational materials to provide the public with easily available information on safe and effective head lice options.

Pediatric Hair Solutions uses a physician formulated, non-toxic solution that suffocates all adult lice. That is followed by a heated air medical device which dehydrates all lice eggs. Patients leave our medical clinic completely lice free.

Currently FDA-approved treatments for head lice include both over-the-counter (OTC) shampoos, such as Nix and Rid and prescription treatments. However, research published in 2016 found 98% of head lice have developed resistance to the pesticides found in those products.

In addition, the pesticides found in the OTC shampoos recommended by the FDA are neurotoxins, which can be harmful for some children.

“We support the effort petitioning the FDA to update its head lice educational information,” said Sheila Fassler, RN, Owner at Pediatric Hair Solutions. “Due to the ineffectiveness of the currently recommended pesticides, we believe safer and more effective alternatives should be recognized and promoted. ”

Pediatric Hair Solutions has treated more than 30,000 children and adults. We are referred by pediatricians, school nurses and camp medical staff.

 

 

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Don’t Bring Lice Home From Summer Camp https://pediatrichairsolutions.com/dont-bring-lice-home-from-summer-camp/ https://pediatrichairsolutions.com/dont-bring-lice-home-from-summer-camp/#respond Mon, 28 May 2018 17:42:00 +0000 https://pediatrichairsolutions.com/?p=9540 If summer camp is on the agenda for your kids this summer, make sure they return home with happy camp memories, not head lice. Unfortunately, the spread of head lice at summer camp is fairly common. 60% of camp leaders say head lice infestations are a significant challenge at camp, according to a survey by researchers […]

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If summer camp is on the agenda for your kids this summer, make sure they return home with happy camp memories, not head lice. Unfortunately, the spread of head lice at summer camp is fairly common. 60% of camp leaders say head lice infestations are a significant challenge at camp, according to a survey by researchers at the University of Michigan.

At Pediatric Hair Solutions, we partner with dozens of camps in the Carolinas to conduct head checks and treatments at the site of each camp on intake day. If your child’s camp does not have a professional partner checking for lice and you’re worried about your child getting head lice at summer camp, here are tips to keep in mind to prevent lice from spreading to your child during camp.

1. Understand the Camp Head Lice Policy

If your child’s camp will be conducting head checks on the first day, you will want to be checked by a professional before then. That will avoid the cost of being treated on site or the possibility of your child being sent home. If the camp does not conduct head checks or does not have a pro-active policy, it’s important to have your child checked by a professional as soon as he or she returns from camp to prevent the spread of lice among family members.

2. Make a “No Share” List

Lice are most commonly spread through direct head to head contact. However, in rare cases they can spread through clothing, pillows, hair accessories, combs, brushes and hats. Make a list of the items just listed that your child should never share with other campers.

3. Use Prevention Spray 

Head lice have an acute sense of smell and do not like the scent of mint, rosemary and tea tree oil. We use a proprietary mint essential oil mix in our Prevention Spray which is very effective at repelling lice. Our spray is not sticky and can be used every morning to keep lice away. We have a full 8 oz. bottle or travel size which is great for camp. Girl campers are also encouraged to wear their hair in tight buns and braids.

4. Avoid Selfies

If your child is going to take pictures to capture the memories of summer camp, make sure those pictures do not include selfies. Touching heads with a person who has head lice is the number one way it can transfer from one camper to another. Educate your children on how it spreads and counsel them to avoid selfies at camp.

5. Get Professional Head Checks When Camp Ends

As we mentioned earlier, if your child’s summer camp does not have a lice policy that includes on site head checks, it’s a very good idea to have them checked for lice by a professional as soon as they return from camp. Detecting a case early on will prevent the spread of lice and make treatment much easier. We recommend one of our 3 treatment options, which include the application of a non-toxic solution to suffocate the adult bugs, and a heated air device to dehydrate the eggs.

 

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