Pediatric Hair Solutions https://pediatrichairsolutions.com Non-Toxic Head Lice Removal Service Thu, 05 Dec 2019 18:31:55 -0500 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3 PHS Gives Back – Meet Foster Village Charlotte https://pediatrichairsolutions.com/phs-gives-back-meet-foster-village-charlotte/ https://pediatrichairsolutions.com/phs-gives-back-meet-foster-village-charlotte/#respond Mon, 25 Nov 2019 19:46:38 +0000 https://pediatrichairsolutions.com/?p=10287 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 parent at the time, sat on a bench at a park in Charlotte with a poster […]

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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 parent at the time, sat on a bench at a park in Charlotte with a poster that read “Foster/Adopt/Parenting Support Group.” As a new foster parent, she was desperate for support, help, and connection with other foster families. That day, six people joined her, and, knowing that there were sure to be other families in similar situations, they started a Facebook group. Within a year, the group reached 1000 members.

The group quickly realized that the need for this type of organization was strong, so in 2018, Molly and three other foster mothers started Foster Village Charlotte, a non-profit that connects, equips, and advocates for local foster families. The organization strives to fill in the gaps that government agencies don’t have the time or resources to fill – like navigating the world of Medicaid and social work, equipping families with the basic essentials for new foster children, and connecting families that so often feel isolated.

Since lice is often a concern for families accepting new foster children, Pediatric Hair Solutions created an ongoing partnership with Foster Village to offer free boxes of our treatment solution along with a discounted rate for treatment for Foster Village families. This is so important for foster families – it gives them 3-4 days to get treatment and protects their families from getting lice.

We recently chatted with Molly to find out more about Foster Village’s services and what needs they have this holiday season. We hope you enjoy getting to know them as much as we have – they’re an incredible organization doing great things in our community. We are so proud to offer our products and services to these families!

An interview with Molly Zalewski, Co-Founder, Foster Village

Tell us about Foster Village – what is its mission and who does it serve?

The mission of Foster Village Charlotte is to create a village of support for our local children in foster care and those caring for them by meeting urgent needs, providing support and advocating for lasting change in our child welfare system.

How did it start and how did you get involved?

We started in 2016 as a group of foster parents looking for connection. It’s hard to believe, but there was no support group in existence anywhere near Charlotte at the time! As we met more and more foster parents, a pattern emerged – many of us were feeling isolated, under-resourced, and overwhelmed as foster parents. In April 2018, four of us emerged as leaders and officially become a non-profit.

What aspect of Foster Village’s work makes you the proudest?

I am most proud of Foster Village when we host our Quarterly Family Events. These often attract 50-70 families and are often at a farm, a park, or some other public venue. I like to sit back and watch foster families meet with each other and see all the kids play. I only fostered for two years. Meeting and talking to foster families who are doing such a selfless act over and over is inspiring and uplifting. I look at them all with such pride and joy– they are my heroes!

What is something you wish other Charlotteans knew about foster care?

There are 600 kids in Mecklenburg County who are in the foster care system. I hope Charlotteans see these kids as our collective children. Our government does a good job…but kids need us — loving adults who care. I don’t think everyone is cut out to be a foster parent — but everyone can lend a hand. Awareness is a big step!

What is the best resource for someone looking to become a foster parent?

We recommend researching foster care agencies (16 in Charlotte) and attending their info sessions. As this choice alone is often very overwhelming, many prospective foster families volunteer with us to get opportunities to meet and talk with current foster families. This is a great way to hear the good, the bad, and the ugly of fostering! Plus, you will get a better understanding of an agency you may work well with. You can sign up to volunteer here.

As the holidays quickly approach and people are looking to give back, does Foster Village have any immediate needs for the upcoming year?

Our organization is completely funded by individual donors and grants. Our goal is to meet the many emergency needs that come our way quickly and efficiently and then sustain a foster family throughout their journey with emotional support through training, support groups, and classes. Visit HERE to make an online donation or to become a Monthly Partner.

Our Amazon Wish List:

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/21YSSUTXZW93H?ref_=wl_share

Project Soothe:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rxw5ejd9Jhs&feature=youtu.be

We are often asked if we accept gently used items. We created a community Facebook group for non-foster families and fostering families called Foster Village Charlotte Swap where folks can post items to donate to members of our fostering network. This way it will go directly to a foster family!

Where can we get more information on Foster Village?

Check out our website and/or sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Facebook/Instagram @fostervillagecharlottte

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Do Home Remedies For Lice Removal Work? https://pediatrichairsolutions.com/do-home-remedies-for-lice-removal-work/ https://pediatrichairsolutions.com/do-home-remedies-for-lice-removal-work/#respond Thu, 07 Nov 2019 16:00:37 +0000 https://pediatrichairsolutions.com/?p=10200 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 wives’ tales, Internet urban legends […]

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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 wives’ tales, Internet urban legends – we’re breaking it down, so you know what’s right. Trust us, if you’re staring at a family-wide lice infestation the last thing you want to do is waste time and money with things that don’t work.

We’ve had patients come to our lice treatment center frustrated and fed up because none of these “proven” home remedies have worked – even after repeated use. There’s a big reason why (and you’ll see this theme repeated below). Natural remedies (like oils) simply suffocate the live bugs. They don’t get to the root of the problem: the lice eggs. To be completely free of lice, the nits MUST be killed.

Let’s talk a deeper dive into some of the most common home remedies we’ve seen.

1. Anise oil
Anise oil may coat and suffocate some lice, but it does not get rid of lice eggs. To control the spread of a lice infestation, you’d need to cover your entire scalp with anise oil for up to eight hours a day for days or weeks until all live bugs had died. This is just not practical – especially when you’re dealing with a wriggly five-year-old.

2. Olive oil
While olive oil can do an excellent job of getting the hair ready for the use of a lice comb, it’s not the answer for complete lice removal. Here’s why: coating the hair in any one of these oils only kills some active lice, not the eggs themselves.

3. Coconut oil
Coconut oil acts much like mayonnaise, olive oil, and all of the other oil-based lice removal solutions in that it relies on its viscosity to loosen bonds and suffocate lice. It doesn’t kill the eggs. So, while it might help in starting the process of lice removal, coconut oil is not an effective way to completely eradicate a case of lice. Save it for dry, chapped lips this summer OR as a healthy alternative to butter when baking.

4. Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil is an essential oil from the Australian tea tree. There are tons of products on the market that contain tea tree oil, such as drops, sprays, and shampoos, that are great for preventing lice. Tea tree oil not effective at killing lice.

5. Castor oil
Castor oil is said to do many things – a powerful laxative, a moisturizer, and an acne cure, among others. It’s also touted as a lice removal solution. While we’re not going to say it can’t do all of the above, we will say that castor oil cannot kill lice eggs. Like the oils before it, it’s only effective in smothering live bugs, and since live bugs are only half of your problem, we don’t recommend castor oil.

6. Petroleum jelly
As with our long list of ineffective oils, petroleum jelly is the same – only worse. Not only does it not treat the eggs that are lying dormant in the hair, but it is also almost impossible to get out. Seriously. Have you ever tried? It’s not fun for anyone – especially an eight-year-old with an itchy scalp.

7. Mayonnaise
Mayonnaise, like the various oils listed above, will only suffocate some live lice. It DOES NOT kill the eggs. Imagine coating your hair with mayonnaise, leaving it on for one-third of the day or overnight, AND repeating this process multiple times a week. For days or weeks. All to suffocate some live bugs – not actually kill the eggs that are ready to hatch any day. Oh, and you’re at risk of getting salmonella with unrefrigerated mayo. Yuck. We recommend you make a fabulous chicken salad with that mayonnaise instead.

8. Garlic
Lice are bugs. Not vampires. Enough said.

9. Listerine
Listerine contains menthol and eucalyptol, which may kill some live bugs. It also contains alcohol, which some say is an effective lice removal solution. However, coating your head with Listerine is not just pointless (back to that nit removal thing!), but it’s dangerous. Listerine is flammable, and repeatedly coating your scalp with it can burn your head – can you imagine what it might to do a child’s head? Keep the Listerine for bad breath and leave lice removal to us.

10. Ignoring it
The bugs aren’t going to fly away and find another home. They are very comfortable where they are, thus ignoring it is the worst option.

So, what does work? Our lice removal solutions.

How our process works
We kill ALL live bugs as the first step with our physician formulated, non-toxic treatment solution.

Why is this important? The first step in any lice treatment must be to kill ALL live bugs. By killing all live activity, the patient is no longer contagious. This prevents the spread of lice and cross-contamination in the treatment environment. Other lice treatment providers cut this first step out in order to get clients in and out of their doors faster. However, use of a heated air device applied to a patient with live lice will NOT kill all bugs. That means there is a risk of cross-contamination as the bugs can be blown around the room from the heated air device. One study shows an older heat device used at other lice clinics kills only 84% of live bugs. Instead of applying a solution first to kill the bugs, other clinics use this as the last step.

Our medical protocol of applying treatment solution first to kill live bugs, followed by a heated air device treatment to desiccate all lice eggs was shown in a clinical study of 281 patients to be > 99% effective. The best protocols also include the application of treatment solution following the heat treatment in order to prevent re-infestation when re-entering the environment where it was contracted in the first place.

Remember: prevention is key. Here are some tips to ensure you never have to deal with lice:
• Avoid direct head-to-head contact with others. This is the most common way lice is spread.
• Don’t share brushes, combs, scarves, hats, pillows or hoodies.
• Keep hair in tight buns or braids when around others.
• Screen your child for head lice once a week to catch a case early and prevent spreading.
• Be extra vigilant after returning from any school, camp, or holiday break (places where outbreaks tend to occur more often).
• Take your own pillow and sleeping bags to sleepovers.
If you find head lice notify your school, friends, and family immediately to help curtail spread.

If you suspect you or anyone in your family has lice, don’t hesitate to contact one of our lice treatment centers. We will check everyone in the family for free, and if lice are found, we will offer natural, non-toxic, safe and, most importantly, effective solutions for lice removal. Treatment services at Pediatric Hair Solutions are reimbursable by many insurance plans. We also accept Flexible Spending and Health Savings cards. We provide you with pre-filled forms needed to submit claims for reimbursement.

Contact us today.

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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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