Parents: Don’t Feel Bullied Because of Head Lice!

Parents, Don’t feel bullied because of head lice when your child encounters a head lice infestation.

Recent survey shows that parents can feel bullied, too, especially when it comes to having head lice in the family.

Lice Clinics of America OC wants to help take the pressure off parents struggling with the stress and embarrassment of head lice.

Parents are nervous about head lice because they think they will be shamed. A OnePoll survey of 2,000 U.S. parents—conducted in conjunction with Lice Clinics of America—found that 52 percent of parents feel judged by other moms and dads when their child comes home with head lice.

There is a long-held and long-debunked idea that head lice are associated with poor hygiene. The medical world has busted this myth, but the perception persists. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states, Personal hygiene or cleanliness in the home or school has nothing to do with getting head lice.

Children get head lice from other children, plain and simple, The primary way lice spread is through head-to-head contact. Head-to-head contact with an already infested person is the most common way to get head lice.

There’s also some evidence to suggest that head lice are actually a sign of cleanliness. Lisa Lewis, a pediatrician in Fort Worth, Texas, told Readers Digest, lice don’t adhere easily to oily, greasy, or dirty hair. They love to infest nice, clean, dark, light, thick or thin hair.

One reason that parents dread head lice when lice enter their lives is that the bugs have become very difficult to treat. Traditional lice treatment products, when they work, require weeks of application and hours of tedious nitpicking.

Unfortunately, those traditional products rarely work. Many parents try and fail to treat head lice with those products because head lice have become immune to the chemical pesticides in them. The most recent study in the Journal of Medical Entomology found that so-called ‘super lice’ comprise 98 percent of head lice in most U.S. states. Also, the pesticides used in lice products have been linked to developmental and behavioral problems in children.

The good news is that Lice Clinics of America – Orange County can help. The clinic is part of a network of more than 350 lice treatment centers in over 36 countries offering head lice treatment using the FDA-cleared AirAllé® medical device. The AirAllé has been clinically shown to kill live lice and more than 99 percent of eggs (nits) using heated air to dehydrate the lice and eggs.

Our treatments take about an hour and are guaranteed to be effective, this means you will leave our clinic lice-free.

Lice don’t cause or carry diseases, so they are not a health concern—more of a medical nuisance, You can now be done with head lice in about an hour. A simple problem has finally met a simple solution—no more blaming or feeling shame about a mere inconvenience.

To learn more or to schedule an appointment, visit www.liceclinicsoc.com , or call 949-547-5423.

No Lice No-vember

No Lice No-vember

WLet’s Make it a ‘No Lice No-vember!
With the holiday season approaching, one gift families don’t want to receive is head lice. The holidays are one of the peak seasons for head lice as children celebrate with lots of hugging and close contact. We always see a huge surge in cases of head lice during the holiday season. Head lice are the last thing families want to deal with at home, traveling or celebrating, and we are trying to help everyone be prepared.

Have No Fear
If the unthinkable happens and your child does have lice, we have the safest, fastest, most effective treatment available, you will be lice-free in about an hour, end of story. Lice Clinics of America O.C’s the exclusive provider of head lice treatment using the FDA-cleared AirAllé® medical device. AirAllé is a Class I medical device clinically demonstrated to kill live lice and more than 99 percent of eggs (nits) using microprocessor-controlled heated air. The air is dispensed with just the right velocity and temperature and is applied by certified technicians to quickly dehydrate lice and eggs. The entire process takes about an hour and is guaranteed to be
effective.

Prevention Is Key
Even if you do not have lice, we strongly recommend using one or more preventative products to make sure your family stays lice-free through the holidays. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure when it comes to head lice. Our Laguna Hills and Tustin clinics offers preventative spray , preventative kits and shampoo products that serve as lice repellent. These products include a non-toxic solution that smells perfectly pleasant to humans but is offensive to head lice. We also show many ways to do your daughters hair in our previous blogs that will help keep the lice away. If you pair that with our preventative products, you are all set for a successful No
Lice No-vember! To learn more or to schedule an appointment, visit www.liceclinicsoc.com or call 949-647-5429.