Treating lice infestation after Thanksgiving

After enjoying ourselves with our family and friends for Thanksgiving we may find out our children have lice. Treating lice infestation after Thanksgiving  is easy by following a few simple tips.

How to treat lice infestation after Thanksgiving?

Every year after the holidays we see an increment on treatments and screenings in Orange County. Lice is a community problem that involves a lot of discomfort and social stigma. The key is to try to treat lice infestation before it becomes a bigger issue.

First of all, talking openly about head lice can help spot infestations right away and be more aware of our surroundings. Telling our family members and friends may be embarrassing at first but in reality we are helping them to solve the problem early. We got a client that send out a text message to all the Thanksgiving invitees: “We brought an uninvited guest to our dinner party yesterday, I am sorry to inform our daughter has lice”.

Secondly, knowing what lice looks like and how to perform a screening helps keeping things under control. Part your children’s hair with a wood pick or a fine comb so you’re able to see the scalp. Lice eggs (nits), are usually closer to the scalp and will be more visible when we have a clean partition of the hair. If you have a lice comb at home, use it to comb out the dry hair.  Inspection the comb for head lice and nits. You can also comb the dry hair with a fine tooth comb on top of a white surface to see if any debris falls from the hair.

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Finally, knowing your options as far as treatment will make you react quickly to the situation. Over the counter products will mostly kill the adult lice but not the eggs. Remember you have to comb the hair out regularly with a lice comb and remove all eggs and repeat the process numerous times. Find a good professional lice removal clinic around you to help you solve the problem quickly.

Remember that lice are mostly spread by head to head contact.

 

 

How do we clean our head lice treatment clinic?

How do we clean our lice treatment clinic is one of the most asked questions we hear daily. The answer is quite simple: we are very detail oriented and we strive to have the facilities always as clean as possible. But how do we really do it?

Furniture

All our furniture is non-fabric. This means that head-lice have a harder time adhering to the surface or rather cannot adhere at all. In addition, our furniture has a bright color or white to be able to spot dirt and lice right away and clean them.

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Lice Clinics of America – Head Lice Treatment Clinic

Procedures

We clean our stations twice, once before the client comes in and once when the client leaves just to make sure we are being thorough. Our certified technicians follow a protocol to clean their white coat after every head lice treatment and they use gloves for everyone’s protection.

Instruments

All our operators disinfect all the instruments (lice combs, clips, detangler combs, etc.) with barbicide. Then we clean them with a brush, soap and hot water. We repeat this process twice just for an extra layer of protections. We clean our capes with antibacterial wipes and wash them in hot water.

In addition to all that, we vacuum the floors and wipe them after each treatment to ensure the cleanest environment.

Lice Clinics of America is committed to clean environments , both at our clinic and at you home. After all our head lice treatments we give you follow up instructions on how to clean your house and you child’s environment. Cleaning any fabrics such as clothing and linens on the washer and the dryer in high heat. You will boil the combs, brushes, hair ties, clips and hair accessories. In addition, we recommend that you vacuum the floors, any fabric couches and wipe down your furniture. Don’t forget the car and car seats!

 

#GRATEFUL for no lice

This November, the month of gratefulness, we want to take a look at the things we are grateful for. Most of our customers are #GRATEFUL for no lice. Not having lice is one of the checked boxes that we are most happy with. But there are other things we should be grateful for.

 

#GRATEFUL

#GRATEFUL for all the school nurses that work tirelessly to care for our children. They spend time making sure we are aware of lice outbreaks and checking our children.

#GRATEFUL for being able to spend time together with our friends and family.

#GRATEFUL for having professionals that dedicate their time in finding the cure for our diseases and even for head lice!

#GRATEFUL for all our mothers that continuously care for us and their grand-kids.

#GRATEFUL to be working at a company that helps people daily.

#GRATEFUL for having a unique and safe solution to the head lice problem.

 

Lice Clinics of America is #GRATEFUL for the opportunity of helping others. Our team loves treating your children in a fast and easy way. We want to be part of the solution for head lice. We want to help you understand head lice so you can, in turn, help others. Our team of professionally trained technicians perform our treatments in one hour. They use our medical device, the AirAlle, that kills lice and nits in just one sitting. We have a re-treatment policy* for 30-days if we screen all the family members. We are #GRATEFUL to provide a unique service for such a common problem. Head Lice is part of our daily lives but gratefully we can help. Lice Clinics of America is committed to provide the best service so you can be Grateful to bring your child to a professional.

Share what you are grateful for during this Thanksgiving month. Spread the word!

How do we educate communities in head lice matters?

How do we educate communities in head lice information and lice removal services’?

At Lice Clinics of America Orange County we are committed to help our community understand head lice. We want to show you the works of it and how to treat lice infestations once and for all. The lice technicians at our offices in Laguna Hills and Tustin are trained to educate communities in head lice information and lice removal services. We want to help you know more about it. Let’s debunk some of the myths and misconceptions.

What do we think is important to provide to educate communities in head lice?
– When we perform our services we show you our results. On head screening we show you how nits look like. On our treatment we show you nymphs (baby lice) and adults so that you are able to spot future infestations right away.

– We give you the tools to prevent head lice through: recommendations, follow up instructions to take home, blogs on our website with preventative tips and even workshops at schools.

– All our operators are certified on the use of the AirAlle and they also receive training on lice cycle, information and facts and to be able to answer all your questions about lice.

– We belong to the Lice Clinics of America network. We continuously find and contribute with different head lice research studies and we share that information with you

– Lice Clinics of America is the world’s leader in Lice clinics. We always have an expert to ask any questions we may have about lice.

All our technicians in Laguna Hills and Tustin want you to know you can count on us in any lice related matter. We know lice happens to all of us and how we deal with it makes a difference in our lives. We don’t want to be the problem, we want to be part of the solution. Our job is to give you peace of mind. You deserve and help you make this process fast, painless and safe for your children.

What to do after we visit a lice treatment facility? Cleaning & Prevention

After trying several over the counter treatment and finally deciding it was time for a professional to take care of it I found myself at home feeling I already won the battle. But, what’s next?

Cleaning

Ideally we want to clean and take care of everything that same day but in reality, we work, have social commitments and sometimes it’s hard to juggle everything. Knowledge is power. Lice can only survive of a human host for 48hrs, which means that we can leave pillows, rugs, clothing and even linens in a bag, air tight,  for 2 days and clean them whenever we have time. What’s important in stripping the beds and making sure all the clothing worn for the past 48hrs is taken out of reach, vacuuming the floors and couches and boiling our brushes, hair clips and hair accessories.

Prevention

The lice treatment facility usually has products that you can use that will help prevent lice by repelling them. Lice Clinics of America has a shampoo and a preventative spray that definitely help you boost your chances of not getting lice again!. In addition, putting your hair or your children’s hair up to avoid cross-infestations is always a great idea. I know that children are not always too keen on having their hair up. As parents we have to make it fun: learn how to braid hair in different styles, make two buns or two braids, pony tale with fishtail braid, etc. Giving information to your kids about how to prevent lice is key. I always tell my kids to avoid sharing hats and helmets, jackets, etc. Also, have them be mindful of head to head contact when someone has lice.

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And if it happens again….

If our fears come true and it happens again, it’s important to know where to go to take care of it. The reality is that once we know how to do things it becomes much easier and less scary. Lice Clinics of America is a lice treatment facility that will take care of you right away! We provide a non toxic and safe treatment. We use the AirAlle device that is FDA-cleared and kills lice and nits (lice eggs) through dehydration. Just one hour treatment and with a re-treatment policy* for 30-days.

What is really on the traditional head lice products?

Whether you are at the drugstore or you receive a prescription from your doctor, we are lately seeing a lot of moms that are asking about the ingredients of those formulated solutions for head lice and how effective and safe are they. Although we don’t have all the answers we want to offer a non toxic solution after reviewing a little bit of information that may help shed some light as to what are we putting into our children’s heads.

Information about traditional Head Lice Products:

#Most Over the counter and prescription products contain pyrethrum (like RID). Permethrin (like Nix) or a compound that is called Ovide.
#Those pyrethroids and synthetic compounds that are used in insecticides are effective in low doses. They are cheap but not too safe for humans and the environment.
#In addition, studies show that head lice have evolved in time and mutated to be resilient to those compounds.
#A paper published studying the mutation and efficacy of traditional head lice methods states:

over the counter not effective lice removal(read the full article)
#California is one of the states that has a mutant strand of head lice (popularly called Super Lice), that is resistant to some over the counter products.

What can we do as moms to protect our children and get effective treatments for head lice?

We believe that educating yourself in the subject and knowing what we are buying is the first step to success.  Resorting to natural products to shift from chemicals and toxins that may harm your children is the second step. Finally beware that professional services at are your hand to help you with the lice struggle!
Lice Clinics of America offers Lice Removal Services through a heated air process using a medical device that is FDA cleared and will kill lice and 99%+ of the nits. All our products are non-toxic and free of pesticides! One treatment and your child will be lice free! No follow ups, safe and effective.

Debunking some myths about Lice

Debunking some of the myths about head lice is something our operators do on a daily basis. We have compiled some of the most common myths to help you understand better head lice and how they really work.

Myth 1. “Lice jump from head to head” – contrary to common belief lice crawl really fast but they don’t jump or fly. If you avoid head to head contact you have less chances to get lice.

Myth 2. “If a kid has lice it’s because she/he is dirty” – actually lice prefer clean heads and healthy blood, it’s a social misconception that dirty attracts lice.

Myth 3. “Over the Counter products kill lice and nits” – although some over the counter products will kill louse they will be ineffective with nits. The only remedy is combing them out or killing them with heat.

Myth 4. “Because I’m caucasian I won’t get lice” – lice don’t discriminate by race, sex or economical status.

Myth 5. “Vinegar will kill nits” – vinegar may help remove the nits easier (scientifically this has not been studied) but it will not kill the nits.

If you have any questions about lice, we are here to help. At Lice Clinics of America, our trained professionals will offer you education on myths and facts about lice.

We can treat lice infestations effectively with our heated air treatment with our AirAlle device, FDA-cleared or you can do it yourself with the help of our non toxic products, a lice comb and a lot of patience. After the application of the products, you need to comb the hair through in order to take not only the lice but also all the eggs (nits) and repeat the combing again for ten days until your child is lice and nits free. In case you miss one egg, the infestation can restart again.

Or you can call our trained professionals to help you out. At Lice Clinics of America, we are here to help.