Orange County Hiking and Outdoor Adventures

There is so much to choose from when it comes to outdoor activities; hiking, surfing, kayaking, cycling, or boating, and one place in California has it all – Orange County. With an ideal temperate climate all year round and the best of both land and sea, Orange County offers an array of outdoor activities that are great for adventurous souls and families looking for a weekend of fun.

Orange County is especially great for family fun activities. The weather is always great and sunny, and the multiple outdoor places you can explore with kids are educational, safe, and exciting. While visiting the Disney Land resort is enough for a dream come true vacation for kids and parents, there are plenty of other activities OC offers that will make for a memorable trip.

Hiking

There are plenty of amazing locations in Orange County, perfect for hiking and biking for both adults and kids. The Limestone Canyon in Orange County’s Irvine is a splendid location that offers miles of tracks for exploration. These trails offer excellent exercise opportunities and a sight for sore eyes.

Additionally, Irvine offers hiking and camping trips during full moons, which makes for excellent views that only a few have witnessed.

Beaches

Some of the most beautiful and fun beaches in California are based in Orange County that aren’t too crowded either. Most beaches also offer surfing classes for all ages, which is a great idea if you have kids to introduce them to a new outdoor activity.

Even if you don’t surf on the beach, just walking along the coastline feels great, with kids collecting seashells or building sandcastles. Most beaches also offer kayaking and boating opportunities that will make the seaside adventure even more fun.

Beaches are a great place to have a bonfire and a story night with your family.

You can also explore tide pools when you go out on the beach. Tide pools are great for kids to enjoy the seawater, and if you are lucky, you can spot some amazing sea creatures, seashells, and fish near the rocks that make for a fascinating learning opportunity for kids. However, before visiting any tide pools, make sure the tides are low; otherwise, you won’t really be able to discover anything interesting.

Whale Watching

Orange County offers whale watching tours every day, all year round! This would be something your kids would never forget. Imagine witnessing some of the most magnificent sea creatures coming out of the ocean, splashing water all over the cruise. On your whale-watching trips, you can spot dolphins, gray whales, and a few humpback whales.

Butterfly Pavillion

Who doesn’t love butterflies? The National History Museum in LA is a safe haven for over 30 unique species of butterflies that you can see along with your kids and learn all about them.

Wrap Up

Orange County offers every kind of outdoor activity. Even a simple walk outside in the city is enough to make you fall in love with California’s rich culture and heritage.

And as you can tell, one trip is never enough to explore all the fantastic adventure Orange County has to offer. Whatever you choose to do, the unlimited list of fun outdoor activities will definitely make for a memorable and fun trip for you and the entire family.

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. LCA OC O.C’s the exclusive provider of head lice treatment using the FDA-cleared ® medical device. 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.

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.

LCA OC 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 LCA OC—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 LCA OC – 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 ® medical device. The 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.

My child has lice, who should I tell?

My child has lice, who should I tell?

We know it can be an overwhelming feeling to find out that your child has lice, along with the uncertainty of how to treat it or how to clean your house. Luckily, LCA OC is here to help with treatment and follow up instructions for your home. When you come into one of our clinics, you will leave lice free in about 1 hour with our painless and hassle free treatments. But after the treatment is done, who should you tell?

When your child has lice many people wonder where they got it or who gave it to them? It can be extremely difficult to ascertain who gave your child lice however you can do a few things to make sure no one else is affected by your child.

Lice is perceived as embarrassing or has negative connotations. It can be seen as a sign of uncleanness, however, this conclusion is not true. Lice is just as common as the flu or the common cold; and millions of families are affected by this every year. To help do your part to keep the lice from spreading, we would recommend that you contact all of your children’s close friends especially if they have had any sleep overs recently or borrowed any of their friends clothes.

Additionally, any sports where they might share a helmet or a hat or after school activities that might involve close contact with other children. It can be hard to make this call but think if your child’s friend had lice you would want to know so you can check your child. We recommend that you call your child’s school, family friends or anyone else that may have been in close contact with your child.

Normalizing head lice is a job that we need help with and you along with our community are key to help us out. At LCA OC we have friendly staff that is here to help you understand head lice, treat it and more importantly, not make you feel ashamed for it! If you need help contacting your child’s school or sports team, feel free to ask, we will gladly help 🙂

Home Clean Up After Lice

Home Clean Up After Lice

Home clean up after lice can be one of the most challenging and chaotic experiences. This blog will ease your mind.  We will be giving you the easiest directions to clean your home post lice infestation.

First and foremost, take a deep breath and remember that lice do not fly, swim, jump, and the lice eggs are not contagious. You can only catch bugs. Those bugs need your scalp to survive or they will die within 48 hours. So rest assured, you can lay the idea that they will “infest your furniture” to rest as they need a human host to survive.

First Things First

Before your journey deep cleaning, it is important to make sure all members of the household are screened for head lice. Make sure they are properly treated with a solution that is effective. If you do not check and treat everyone, it voids out the purpose of cleaning because the problem is not fully solved.

Time to Clean!

 

  • Take all of your sheets, pillowcases and towels used by the people who have been infested within the past 48 hours and wash high heat. You can put the big comforter into the dryer for 30 minutes high heat without washing it.

Heat will kill head lice

  • You can lint roll or vacuum your couch or car if it is fabric, or simply wipe it down if it is leather. We also suggest a nice solid vacuuming of the home, especially if you have little ones who like to play on the floor.
  • You can boil hair supplies or place them into a zip lock bag, then place it into the freezer overnight.
  • Throw pillows or stuffed animals used within the past 48 hours can be put in a big bag, tie the top and set aside for 48 hours.

 

 

       That’s all!

 

Our Air Alle’ Treatment

LCA OC’s number one goal is to give caregivers and parents the most complete, safe and effective head-lice treatments available. Our FDA-cleared Air Alle’ device kills lice and eggs by dehydration. This is an exclusive alternative to pesticides, nit picking, or herbal lice remedies. This device kills lice and eggs through a specific amount of time, technique, temperature and airflow.

We are here to keep your stress level low, and your success with lice removal high!

Give us a call at 949-647-5423 or visit our website at liceclinicsoc.com

Summer Camps in Orange County

Summer Camps in Orange County
Summer Camps in Orange County are bound to be the perfect retreat for the summer for your little ones! With so many to choose from, we thought it would be helpful to list a few and the highlights from them. Here you can have easy access to knowing which ones may be best suitable for your kiddos this summer!

Pali Adventures Camp

Located a little off the beaten path located in Running Springs California and is bound to be the ultimate treat for your kiddos.
This camp offers a technology free experience, while providing tons of pictures to family so you can follow your children’s experience. With an ambiance that cannot be beat in Southern California, they are surrounded by mountains, lakes and more. With beautiful weather and sun that is almost always shining, the outdoor activities include water sports, extreme action, flying trapeze, zip lining, skate boarding and so much more for your little camper!

 

Camp James
This 2018 award winning camp according to Readers Choice Day Camp Contest is notorious for many reasons. This camp offers a more natural experience in an outdoor environment. This amazing camp exposes children to a large array of activities with ample opportunity for campers to expand their skills and development. Activities at this camp include:
Archery (8 years and up)
Arts & Crafts
Bounce House & Movement
Canoes
Dance
Drama
Gaga
Go-Carts (6 years and up)
Kayaks (8 years and up)
Laser Tag
Martial Arts
Magic (Only on select weeks)
Miniature golf
Music
Nature Lore
Playground
Rock Climbing (6 years and up)
Sports & Athletics
Stand Up Paddleboards (8 years and up)
Swimming
Targets (4-7 years old)
Trikers (4-7 years old)
Water Park (6 years and up)
Zipline (10 years and up)
and so much more!

Salty Grom Surf Camp

This awesome Surf camp has been bringing the community of Huntington Beach together one wave at a time. Teaching a limitless amount of families how to surf for over a decade. At this Oceanic wonderland your kiddos will learn not only surfing, but also oceanography, coastal preservation and surfing etiquette. Their CPR and first aid certified instructors will keep your little surfers nice and safe while having fun!

 

Don’t Forget Your Before and After Summer Lice Check!
LCA OC is dedicated to serving your families with your lice removal needs. We are the preferred provider because we offer the quickest, safe and hassle free solution for lice removal. Also, it is our priority to educate your family on lice prevention as well which will be so helpful during the summer.
With summer here, we want to send your children off to camp lice free, and check them once they get home to make sure they bring back memories and not lice! Have an amazing summer and give us a call at 949-647-5423 or visit our website at www.liceclinicsoc.com

Professional Head Lice Removal – Why People Choose LCA OC

Professional Head Lice Removal  – Why People Choose LCA OC

Why people choose LCA OC for their lice removal needs is because we have met very high standards for professional head lice removal. We ensure you will encounter the greatest level of care and our technicians have been certified to use the FDA-cleared device.

We have a very family friendly/ safe clinic and will always advice a treatment plan to fit your family’s needs as well as budget.

 

Our Signature Treatment is Fast and Safe

We make it easy, all you have to do is book an appointment and your child will leave lice free in as little as one hour, without using the toxic chemicals or causing pain. Our Signature Treatment is a quick, easy and simple 3-step lice removal process that includes:

  • Our FDA-cleared device, the which uses heated air to dehydrate head lice and their eggs (nits)
  • A pain-free comb out to remove dead lice and eggs
  • A soothing topical rinse application
  • You are lice free, and we guarantee it.

 

When The Other Treatments Fail, We are here!

At LCA OC, we completely understand how much stress lice may cause. It can truly turn your life upside down, and be more overwhelming than ever. When it feels like it couldn’t get any worse, trying many lice treatments only to see them fail adds to the stress.

Rest assured that we will take care of the lice problem so you can get back to your life.

Our team will educate you on the many different ways to prevent it from happening again and our amazing products you can use year round. We will coach you through simple and easy clean up around the house and put all of your worries to an end.

Our 30 Day Guarantee

Our FDA-cleared medical heated air device kills lice and eggs (nits) through dehydration. This treatment is over 99% effective so you will be done with one treatment and no follow up necessary. We are so confident in our Signature full service head lice treatment that we guarantee it.

As long as we can screen all household members to ensure they are clear of head lice, you qualify for the 30 Day Guarantee. Our guarantee is a wonderful insurance to have just in case your kiddo goes back around the same source they caught it from and gets re-infested. When you are covered under this guarantee, you can get the full value of the treatment one time if you show signs of an active re-infestation.

 

 

Make Your Appointment Today

Call us now to put an end to your tough lice experience and be done with it once and for all! 858-249-8337 949-647-5429 or visit our website for more information www.lcasandiego.com

 

 

Head Lice – don’t let it become a headache

Lice Can Be A Headache if you don’t know the right sources to fight it
The first thing that most of us do when we come into contact with a head lice infestation in the family is go to the corner store and buy one of the over the counter treatments that our parents used on us growing up. Or, some of us go to the blogs and see what home remedies seem to have the most success. When dealing with the “dreaded lice” it is essential to find the right solutions and weed out the myths/ ineffective treatments. A lice infestation can be very time consuming and worrisome, and an even bigger ongoing concern for parents is their children having to stay home from school, daycare and missing work.

Lice Does Not Make You Dirty
Lice are absolutely not related to your level of cleanliness. If you have been in prolonged or close contact with someone else who is infested with head lice, you can catch it. There are so many false stigmas that affect our children and families when they encounter a lice infestation, when in all actuality it really keeps us humble. This happens to the best of us, and most importantly, Lice do not discriminate at all and they are transferred by head to head contact for the most part.

When Your In Doubt.Count on US!
Our team at Lice Clinics Of America are always here and happy to walk you through all of the ups and downs with lice infestations making it simple and EASY to for you. If you are tired of the tedious time consuming over the counter treatments/home remedies- Leave it to us. While giving you a large amount of knowledge on how to properly check your children for head lice regularly, and how to avoid infestations we will provide the best care for your family.

How We Work
LCA OC is fully committed to providing fast , non-toxic lice removal to your family. Our treatment is proven to kill all stages of head lice including their eggs by using controlled heated air. It is fast, extremely effective against even the most stubborn head lice infestations.
Give us a call and book your appointment, help is just a phone call away!
949.521.8414

Celebrate 4th of July – Recipes and lice free day

Celebrate 4th of July – Recipes and lice free day

Fourth of July BBQ meatball recipe

With the Fourth of July coming up, we would like to share some amazingly easy, crowd pleasing recipes with you. All you will need for this first recipe is just these three ingredients: 1 18 ounce jar of smuckes grape jelly, 1 32 ounce bag of frozen fully cooked meatballs, and 1 18 ounce bottle of Sweet Baby Rays BBQ sauce.

1.Combine the BBQ sauce and grape jelly in a bowl or in the base of your slow cooker.
1. Add the meatballs and stir until they are fully coated with the sauce.
2. Lastly you will cook on high for 2-3 hours, the best part about this recipe is no one will know how easy it was to make!

BBQ Chicken Recipe
This next recipe is not too time consuming at all and its for sure bound to be a memorable family favorite! You will need: 6 bone-in-skin- on chicken thighs, 6 bone-in-skin-on chicken drumsticks, 1 tablespoon of garlic powder, 1 tablespoon of chili powder, 2 teaspoons of cumin, 2 teaspoons of salt, 1 teaspoon of pepper, ½ teaspoon of allspice, 2 cups o ketchup, ½ cup molasses, 1/3 cup of bourbon, 1/3 cup dijon mustard, 2 tablespoons hot sauce, 2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce, 2 teaspoons onion powder, 1 teaspoon garlic salt and lastly ¼ cup of brown sugar.
Directions
1. Gently place the chicken on a rimmed baking sheet.
2. Add all of you spices together making a spice rub: Sprinkle spice mix and rub onto chicken.
3. Then cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 6 hours.
4. Next you will make the sauce: Combine all ingredients in a large pan. Bring to a boil, stirring continuously. Simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened. Remove from heat.
5.  It is time to preheat the grill to medium low; oil when hot.
6. Cook chicken for 10 minutes, turnover and cook for 8 minutes longer.
7. Brush sauce on one side of the chicken, turn over and cook for 3 minutes.
8. Brush remaining side with sauce, turn over and cook for 3 minutes, or until cooked through.

Do Not Forget About Lice!

While celebrating this Fourth of July whether it is with family, friends or out in the community- do not forget about the risks of head lice! Put your child’s hair up, and warn them around head to head contact with other children. We at Lice Clinic America are always here for a “just checking” lice head screening anytime. Feel free to come to one of our locations nearest you!

Family Fun & Wellness Fair!

Family Fun & Wellness Fair!

Family Fun & Wellness Fair: Gather the family! Once a year Pretend City puts on a health fair to kick off the summer just right! There will be plenty of entertainment, giveaways and endless activities for the WHOLE family to enjoy. There will be free developmental check ups and health screenings including hearing, speech and language, behavior, body mass index, height and weight, blood pressure and dental! wow! now that’s a sweet deal!

The Goal
Children receiving developmental screenings at their well-child visits is very important. The goal of the health and wellness fair is to educate parents on how to optimize their child’s healthy development and strengthen their skills. This event is one of the greatest in Orange County to receive resourceful material of value and speak with trained professionals about your child’s development.

When and Where
The Family Fun & Wellness Fair will take place on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM
Pretend City Childrens Museum
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618
949-428-3900
info@pretendcity.org
Don’t miss this wonderful day that Pretend City puts on because its going to be well worth it! Just this last year they attracted over 1,500 visitors and did over 2,000 screenings.

Lets not get Lice!
One more thing! Don’ t forget anytime the kiddos interact with others, especially at fun events, sleepovers, play dates etc, it is safest to put their hair up. Head lice is spread mostly by head to head contact. A lot of us mommies need to go to “You Tube” to find DIY videos to make our daughters hair look adorable in a up do! The benefits are endless because when our children’s hair is down and they come into contact with another infested person, the length of their hair is the length of the target for lice to be flung, or contracted from head to head contact.

 

At LCA OC we offer professional head lice removal services as well as screenings so if your kids have spent a good time with other kids and you want piece of mind or need to be treated, we are here for you.