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, Lice Clinics of America 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 Lice Clinics of America 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

Lice Clinics of America’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!
Lice Clinics of America 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 Lice Clinics of America

Professional Head Lice Removal  – Why People Choose Lice Clinics of America

Why people choose Lice Clinics of America 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 AirAlle 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 AirAlle Treatment is a quick, easy and simple 3-step lice removal process that includes:

  • Our FDA-cleared device, the AirAlle 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 Lice Clinics of America, 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
Lice Clinics of America is fully committed to providing fast , non-toxic lice removal to your family. Our AirAlle 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 Lice Clinics of America 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.

 

 

Orange County Events for Egg Hunting

Orange County Events for Egg Hunting

It’s time to egg hunt and our children are all ready for it! Find out orange county’s events below! Pick one and have fun 🙂

EGGSTRAVAGANZA – city of IRVINE

Irvine park Rd Orange, CA 92869 9am-6pm (714)997-3968

Irvine Park Railroad hop on over with family and friends to enjoy the fun children can meet the Easter bunny as well as participate in several activities.

  • Meet the Easter bunny, Easter egg hunts, Train rides, Moon bounce, Hay rides, Cookie decorating, Carnival games, Face painting, Great food, coloring corner, picture stands

EGGSTRAVAGANZA – city of BREA

This Sunday April 1st in the city of Brea is OC’s largest Easter egg hunt celebrating the fourth annual Easter extravaganza will include over 20000 eggs

  • New color splash rally
  • carnival game booths
  • relays
  • prizes
  • arts and crafts
  • face painting
  • and newly added another evening for the older folks millennial high school and Jr.High school students the night before on March 31st with $1000 in prizes

Tickets Eggstravaganza

Egg Hunt – MISSION VIEJO

With Easter coming up this weekend there are many affordable family events going on in the community. Saturday march 31st is the annual kid city Easter fair in Mission Viejo.

Enjoy an afternoon of family fun from 11am – 2pm   at

Mount of Olives Church

Address: 24772 Chrisanta Dr, Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Phone: (949) 837-7467

Activities include : Easter egg hunt, petting zoo, spin art, face painting, inflatable alley, rock climbing wall, 25″ slide, train rides and a variety of food trucks for lunch.

Nothing stops the fun like head lice and nothing is more disappointing than having to tell your children they may not enjoy all the fun activities or more embarrassing having to tell your family you cannot join because you or your child has contracted head lice. Although it is inconvenient,  Awareness is key with all the fun and family time there is a possibility you or your children may come in contact with head lice or someone who does here are a few prevention tips from Lice clinic of America are as followed

  • Sharing isn’t always caring lice is spread by head to head contact
  • teach your children to keep their hats and hair accessories to them selves
  • tie up hair in pony tails or braids
  • using Lice Clinics of America’s prevention spray keeps the bugs from attaching to your hair
  • cleanliness is the best prevention for infestation cleaning everything that comes in contact with your head

Weather you are looking to prevent or treat head lice, Lice clinic of America is always here to help give us a call we can schedule you an appointment same day!

 

 

 

The Great Lice Egg Hunt – Free Lice Treatments in Anaheim

Free Lice Treatments in Anaheim

It’s that time of year again—for lilies, chocolate bunnies, marshmallow chicks, and, of course, egg hunts. Every spring, parents bring their children to places where kids rush around filling their baskets with delightfully colored eggs and other treats.

But there are some eggs no parent or child in Anaheim wants to find at Easter or any other time of the year—nits, precursors to head lice. When you find these eggs, you want to get rid of them as quickly as possible.

Lice Clinics of America – Anaheim held its annual Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 24th, when we provided free head screenings and lice treatments for anyone with an active case of head lice and provided 12 FREE lice treatments!

EGG Hunt Anaheim March 24 2018. Free Lice Treatments

The Egg Hunt began in 2016 to call attention to the fact that some 12 million people contract head lice each year in the United States alone, to debunk the myth that head lice are related to poor hygiene, and to show that safe, effective treatment options are available.

“Every year, people line up at our clinics to get checked and treated for head lice, for free,” said Patricia Willemsen, CEO of Lice Clinics of America – Anaheim. “We hold this event as a service to our community to reduce the stigma associated with head lice and to show that there is a revolutionary treatment available that make lice treatment faster, easier, and safer.”

The clinic is the area’s exclusive provider of treatment using the AirAllé, an FDA-cleared Class I medical device, clinically proven to kill live lice and more than 99 percent of eggs using warm air to dehydrate lice and nits. No pesticides are used, and the entire treatment process takes about an hour.

EGG Hunt Anaheim, March 24, 2018. Girls happy after receiving free treatment!

Head lice have become tougher to treat in recent decades as they have become immune to pyrethroids, the pesticide used in the most popular over-the-counter lice products. The most recent study found that 98 percent of lice in most U.S. states are resistant to pyrethroids. Pyrethroids have also been linked to behavioral and developmental problems in children, including poor attention and early puberty in boys.

“We want everyone to know that there is no need to use dangerous pesticides on your children,” she said, and added “Science and medicine have made safer alternatives available to families.”

The clinic also offers a line of home treatment products that prevent and kill head lice without toxic chemicals or The home treatment products are used over a 10-day period to eradicate lice.

Developed by scientists at the University of Utah, the AirAllé has treated nationally more than 350,000 cases of head lice with a success rate of better than 99 percent. With more than 300 clinics in more than 30 countries, Lice Clinics of America is the largest network of professional lice treatment centers in the world.

When should you check for head lice?

When should you check for head lice?

Head lice isn’t always noticeable immediately. In fact, in most cases many people aren’t even aware that they have lice until they have had it for a couple weeks. Lice can be somewhat sneaky and hide in places you wouldn’t regularly check or might be covered, such as behind the ears or at the nape of the neck. If you are doing a check and you do find a nit or a louse don’t panic, Lice Clinics of America is here to help treat your family. Before you come to us, here are some tips as to how to check at home.

How often should I check?

If your child is around a lot of kids on a daily basis such as school or after school activates, it is recommended to check them at bath time once a week. It can be especially hard to see those tiny little eggs on the hair so we recommend that you use a nit comb. Using the comb will allow you to potentially pull out any nits or louse. We still recommend that you check your child’s hair even once they have passed grade school.

What do you do once you have found lice?

When you find head lice on you or your child, we know it can be scary but there is any easy solution to your new found problem. You have the option to take care of it yourself with products which usually entails several comb-outs throughout 10 days. You also have the option to take care of it professionally.

Lice Removal Kit by Lice Clinics of America

Lice Clinics of America offers an FDA approved heated air treatment followed by a full comb out and topical rinse application that will have your child come in with lice, and only 90 minutes later leave with clean hair. Head Lice can be such a nuisance and overwhelming. Take the easy route and visit a Lice Clinics of America location near you.