Parents' Corner

If your child has lice, don’t panic! You aren’t alone in the fight. The Lice Clinics are here to help you kick those pesky bugs to the curb by sharing helpful tips and busting common myths. Trust us, we're the lice experts - we've got your back (and your head).

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No shame in the lice game – let’s talk lice removal strategies, healthy habits for prevention, and more.

Head lice infestations are a common concern worldwide, affecting millions of people every year. These tiny parasites thrive by feeding on human blood and are mostly spread through direct head-to-head contact. Traditional treatments range from over-the-counter shampoos to professional services, aiming to eradicate lice effectively and safely. In a desperate quest for solutions, some turn […]

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Head lice are a common issue, especially among school-aged children. According to the CDC, head lice affects approximately 6–12 million children in the United States each year. Lice repellent plays a crucial role in preventing infestations, ensuring that your family remains free from these bothersome pests. Incorporating lice repellent into your routine can protect your […]

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You may think that the peak time for a lice infestation in your family has passed for the year. Winter is over, spring is here, and summer is not far away. It is time to take a break from worrying about lice, right?  Not exactly, because the peak time for lice is actually late summer […]

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FAQs

Lice may be small, but the myths about them are big. We’re here to separate fact from fiction on head lice. Our FAQs feature common questions on lice facts and myths, tips, and tricks for eradication.

Is Lice A Sign Of Poor Hygiene?

Anyone with hair can get lice. A person’s degree of cleanliness or personal hygiene has little or nothing to do with getting head lice. A common misconception is that lice infestation is a result of poor hygienic practices. In fact, head lice actually seem to prefer clean hair over dirty hair.

Can Head Lice Spread Disease?

No reliable data suggests that head lice carry or transmit disease organisms. However, DNA technology shows head lice to be the same species as the notorious body louse which has long been associated with diseases such as typhus and relapsing fever. It may be possible for head lice to carry diseases, but no cases have been reported.

Who gets head lice?

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Can Lice spread by jumping or flying?

No! Head lice do not jump, fly or swim. They are good crawlers, however, and will readily move from one person to another when the hair of the two people is in contact.

Does an itchy head mean your child has head lice?

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Can head lice be seen by the naked eye?

Head lice can be seen by the naked eye but it can be very difficult. Adult lice will be the easiest to spot because they are the biggest. But at the size of a sesame seed, they still aren’t that big. If you look closely at an adult louse, you should be able to see human blood inside it.

How To Prepare

Preparing for a lice appointment ahead of time helps ensure a smooth and stress-free experience for both you and your child. Start here!