Itchy and, crawly and Oh my goodness!

It’s a new year, and that means kids are back to school and surrounded by other kids. Head lice might be in your near future if your child comes in contact with an infested friend or classmate. There’s nothing you can do to prevent it— it just happens. It is, however, important to know how to get rid of head lice as soon as the contagion hits.

Our new year’s resolution is to help educate as many families as possible about head lice and effective lice removal treatments. We’ve all been misinformed on the internet before and we want to prevent that from happening to you. Are you seeking head lice answers? Leave it to Lice Clinics of America, North Bay. We’re the experts.

Don’t worry; besides the chance of a minor skin infection from constant scratching, head lice aren’t detrimental to your health and they don’t lead to disease. If you discover your child has head lice, take a deep breath and don’t panic.

What Not To Do

Let’s talk about some ineffective home remedies. We’ll start with the most common one of all— the mayonnaise method. If you haven’t heard, many parents turn to the sandwich condiment for head lice removal. They put it on their child’s head and wrap it in some sort of plastic to keep it on overnight. The hope is that the head lice will suffocate and be dead by morning. This has not been clinically proven to work, nor do we think it’s a good idea. Many people don’t realize that lice lay eggs.  The female lice lay 6-10  nits (eggs) a day. Those nits will hatch within 7 to 10 days. Nits cannot be suffocated because they don’t breathe.

Ever heard of the phrase nitpicking? That phrase derives from picking lice eggs out of the hair, which is a necessary step in getting rid of them. They must all be removed, because if even one nit is left behind, it will hatch and then that louse will lay eggs within a matter of 7 days. The cycle will continue. Killing the lice and removing the head lice eggs is essential in the nit-picking process. Head lice is a hassle. Don’t settle for anything less than a one and done, 100 percent guaranteed head lice treatment.

We’ve heard of people doing some pretty crazy things out of pure panic such as pouring gasoline on their child’s head or shaving their daughter’s long locks off. There is no need for drastic measures. A common head lice shampoo might be your first instinct, but those methods often fail as well. Lice continue to evolve over time and we are now dealing with super lice. Super doesn’t mean fantastic— it means super resistant. Many lice are resistant to pesticides used in traditional head lice shampoos, so your money will be wasted and your child will still be itching.

If you have children between the ages of 4 and 18 years old, make a new year’s resolution to educate yourself on head lice removal. Let us worry about it so you don’t have to.

How We Do It

At Lice Clinics of America, North Bay, operated by Marin Lice Remedies, we have a newly-invented, FDA-cleared medical device that does the trick every time. This device creates controlled heat to dehydrate all of the nits and most of the lice. We then do combout with a professional lice comb and finally we apply a topical rinse to kill any remaining lice.  This is non-toxic as well as enjoyable for kids of all ages. It’s fast, easy and the most effective treatment available today.

We are here to help in your journey to effective head lice treatment. We hope you have a lice-free new year but if you don’t— give us a call!