HEAD LICE BLOG

How to Stop the Spread of Head Lice Misinformation

How to Stop the Spread of Head Lice Misinformation

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

Hairstyles That Help to Prevent Head Lice

Hairstyles That Help to Prevent Head Lice

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

Pediatric Hair Solutions “Heads” Back to Summer Camp!

Pediatric Hair Solutions “Heads” Back to Summer Camp!

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

How Does FloSonix Eradicate Head Lice Once and For All? 

How Does FloSonix Eradicate Head Lice Once and For All? 

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

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

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

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

Got Head Lice? Here Are Some Signs to Look For

Got Head Lice? Here Are Some Signs to Look For

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

A Holiday Message from Pediatric Hair Solutions

A Holiday Message from Pediatric Hair Solutions

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

Five Important Tips for a Lice-Free Halloween 

Five Important Tips for a Lice-Free Halloween 

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

Head Lice Unlikely Cause of Death in Heartbreaking News Story

Head Lice Unlikely Cause of Death in Heartbreaking News Story

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

A Natural Solution for Head Lice Prevention

A Natural Solution for Head Lice Prevention

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

The Facts About Swimming Pools and Head Lice

The Facts About Swimming Pools and Head Lice

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

Need Head Lice Treatment? We’re Open!

Need Head Lice Treatment? We’re Open!

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

Lions, Lambs, and Lice, Oh My!

Lions, Lambs, and Lice, Oh My!

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

Vote Pediatric Hair Solutions on Nextdoor 2020

Vote Pediatric Hair Solutions on Nextdoor 2020

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

What To Do When You Get Head Lice

What To Do When You Get Head Lice

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

PHS Gives Back – Meet Foster Village Charlotte

PHS Gives Back – Meet Foster Village Charlotte

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

Do Home Remedies For Lice Removal Work?

Do Home Remedies For Lice Removal Work?

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

Test Your Lice Knowledge

Test Your Lice Knowledge

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

Our Favorite ‘Itchy’ Children’s Books

Our Favorite ‘Itchy’ Children’s Books

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

Pediatric Hair Solutions to the Rescue at Summer Camp!

Pediatric Hair Solutions to the Rescue at Summer Camp!

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

The Truth About Treating Lice with Heated Air Medical Devices

The Truth About Treating Lice with Heated Air Medical Devices

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

Pediatric Hair Solutions Celebrates National Nurses Week

Pediatric Hair Solutions Celebrates National Nurses Week

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

Hairstyles That Help Prevent Head Lice

Hairstyles That Help Prevent Head Lice

97% of head lice are spread through direct head to head contact. So one of the best ways to prevent head lice 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...

How To Clean Your Home After Discovering Head Lice

How To Clean Your Home After Discovering Head Lice

Cleaning After Lice 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...

Head Lice Prevention Tips

Head Lice Prevention Tips

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...

Why School Lice Policies Are Changing

Why School Lice Policies Are Changing

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...

PHS Team Volunteers In The Dominican Republic

PHS Team Volunteers In The Dominican Republic

A Spotlight on our Staff Members Volunteer Work Two team 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...

Don’t Bring Lice Home From Summer Camp

Don’t Bring Lice Home From Summer Camp

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...

Do Home Remedies For Head Lice Work?

Do Home Remedies For Head Lice Work?

If you have a case of head lice on your hands and want to treat it naturally and cost effectively, you may be considering a natural remedy. Home remedies for head lice can be appealing because they don't involve toxic chemicals and neurotoxins that are commonly found...

Spread Love Not Lice! Our Top Head Lice Prevention Tips

Spread Love Not Lice! Our Top Head Lice Prevention Tips

We've put together our top 11 head lice prevention tips from our head lice professionals to ensure you only spread love, not lice! Lice is primarily spread through direct head-to-head contact. The best way to prevent the spread is to avoid touching heads, taking...

How To Avoid Getting Head Lice In The Winter Months

How To Avoid Getting Head Lice In The Winter Months

While there is no "season" for head lice, it can be more common in the winter months as children and families are in tighter quarters, families gather for the holidays and winter apparel is swapped and shared. We've compiled the top tips to help you and your family...

Pediatric Hair Solutions Partners With Camp CARE

Pediatric Hair Solutions Partners With Camp CARE

Pediatric Hair Solutions was pleased to partner with Camp CARE by providing free head checks on their camp intake day. More than 180 campers took part in Camp CARE this summer. The camp is located on Lake Lure. Camp CARE provides a week long summer camp for children...

Pediatric Hair Solutions Goes To Summer Camp!

Pediatric Hair Solutions Goes To Summer Camp!

Who says you need to be a kid to go to summer camp? Every summer, the team at Pediatric Hair Solutions heads to camps across North and South Carolina. We provide summer camp head checks on the first day of camp for some of the largest camps in the area. Children who...

Chemical Lice Treatment Shampoos Linked To Abnormal Behavior

Chemical Lice Treatment Shampoos Linked To Abnormal Behavior

New research shows the ingredients found in the most common head lice shampoos have been linked to behavioral difficulties in young children. A team of French researchers investigated whether prenatal or childhood exposure to pyrethroid, a group of synthetic chemical...

Keep Lice Away At Summer Camp

Keep Lice Away At Summer Camp

If your child is going to camp this summer, you'll want to add 'head check' to your to-do list. Getting your child checked for head lice before they go to summer camp will save you time and money, and most importantly, ensure your child gets to enjoy every minute of...