School Will Be Starting Again Soon in Orange County – Will Your Child be a Head Lice Statistic?

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It won’t be long until children are back in school in the Orange County school districts, which means head lice will be having a party and risk of exposure increases. These pesky bugs love nothing better than a crowd of children!  The numbers may be surprising, however each year in the U.S. kids miss 24,000,000 days of school because of this common but frustrating infestation.  Yes, that’s 24 million!  If you’re alarmed, you should be – no parent wants his or her child to become one of those statistics.

Prevention is key to avoiding these aggravating critters, which spread through sharing of combs, brushes, or other hair tools or accessories.  Even touching heads can mean trouble.  To ensure your child doesn’t become one of the many who are sent home from school, educate him or her regarding the sharing of anything that touches the head and about head to head contact.  It’s also a good idea to have a head screening performed by a trained technician if your child has been in contact with a buddy who has head lice.

The good news is that the products used today to eradicate or prevent those nasty pests are natural, not the dangerous OTC products we remember from years’ past.  Be sure your child is ready for the first day of school in the OC school districts not only in terms of school supplies, but a head that’s free from lice!  Contact LCA in Orange County at 949-521-8414 today for answers to your questions and safe, non-chemical solutions.

How to eradicate Bullying at School due to Head Lice?

How to eradicate Bullying at school due to head lice is a question that our school nurses often ask us. We all want our students to enjoy school and make sure that school is a fun and most importantly a safe learning environment. Unfortunately, something that is coming through schools across the nation is BULLYING! No one wants their child to be bullied at school and more commonly than people realize is that children are being bullied for having head lice.

Children are being singled out and picked on because they constantly are scratching their head or have little bugs crawl onto their jackets. So many children feel embarrassed and ashamed from getting lice but did you know… there are almost 3 million cases a year?. It is so common! Children and their parents have no reason to feel ashamed if lice enter your home. As much as everyone hopes it never happens to them, the reality is that it will most likely impact someone in your household. If this does happen and if lice do make an appearance in your child’s head have the facts in mind and act calmly.

Over the counter treatments often contain toxic and harmful ingredients that hurt your child’s head and health. In order to remove all the nits efficiently and remove the infestation, know that you will have to thoroughly comb out which sometimes can take many hours. Be aware that there are professional lice removal services that can help you kill head lice quickly and effectively. Lice Clinics of America offers a unique solution to parents that are looking to solve their Lice problem safely and quickly in just one treatment. Lice Clinics of America performs a treatment that is FDA approved, that dehydrates lice and nits using controlled heated air. An approach allows you to come in itchy and possibly embarrassed and leave with clean hair allowing your child to return to school that same day.  Bullying is a problem that no one wants their child to deal with and if lice is the cause then we have the solution.

Lice Clinics of America works closely with school nurses to educate our community on head lice and little by little break the stigma that comes with it and that, in turn, is misused to bully children. In our effort to stop the bullying and break the stigma we offer complimentary workshops to parents and children on head lice. Learn more 949.521.8414.

FREE Head Screenings for Schools

At Lice Clinics of America we volunteer our time to help schools determine whether their students have lice or not.

Teachers, we know how overwhelming it may be when we find out the some of our children at the classroom have lice. We want to make sure they don’t infest other children but at the same time no time should be spared from their education… the school nurse is often already busy and it’s hard to manage screening everyone at once. We understand the frustration and want to help out! We will come to the school and perform head screenings for a classroom, grade or even the whole school!

We specialize in Head Screening so we only take 3-5 minutes per child so teacher can continue teaching and nurses can continue to attend daily emergencies and care for the children. At the end of our screenings, every child will know whether they have lice and depending on each school policy, different measures will be taken.

Give us a call and let us contribute to the community so we can have a lice free environment in Orange County!

949.521.8414  |info@liceclinicsoc.com

 

We will kill Super Lice

Many schools around The U.S are now seeing an outbreak of “Super Lice”, especially in Orange County. 

What are SuperLice?

Super Lice are not bigger in shape, they are a mutation of head lice that have become stronger and resilient to most pesticides used in OTC (over the counter) treatments. A recent study has revealed that in many states – including California – Super Lice is now affecting us all.

How to kill SuperLice? 

The AirAlle device kills Super Lice in just one hour treatment. This medical device, dehydrates head lice & nits (eggs) through heated air. This head lice removal treatment  is completely safe and free of pesticides or harsh chemicals- and offers a re-treatment policy* for 30-day . Lice Clinics of America helps you kill lice and SuperLice!

Head Lice and its Social Stigma, why?

The natural reaction when spotting lice is to walk away or be grossed out. Even when we see it on our innocent and lovely kids.  How can we stop the social stigma if we are the first ones to react badly to it?

Dr. Shirley Gordon, PhD has been studying the impact of head lice in children and the social stigma that they create on them. According to Dr. Gordon, as parents we come up with a treatment plan, whether it’s doing it ourselves or getting help from an outsider, but if or when the solution doesn’t work we blame the process and not long after that, the victim. “You attract them.” we will hear. That has tangible reaction such as children not wanting their peers or even their families to know, families hiding from other family members and in extreme cases, child abuse.

Dr. Gordon differentiates between primary stigma, you get it when you have an undesirable characteristic (if people know about it), courtesy stigma, when someone close to you has such undesirable characteristic, for example a relative.

Understanding how lice transmit and how to treat lice infestations in an efficient matter are the only solutions to the stigma. If you know what you are dealing with it’s easy to beat it. Preparation and education play an enormous role in this matter.
At Lice Clinics of America we give you all the information you need to understand your children’s case and tailor the best treatment for them. We encourage regular head screenings and we help parents and our community be educated on Head Lice so that we all minimize the stigma that it creates.

Talking to your children about Lice

Your first reaction as a parent when you discover head lice on your child’s head is not always the desired one. Lice can be disgusting and sometimes difficult to deal with. The way you talk to your children about head lice will make a difference on how they personally deal with it and how well they take the treatments.

Below you will find some tips on best practice when talking to your kid about head lice:

* Normalizing – having lice is common and is not related to race, sex or social and economic background. Society has stigmatized children with head lice long enough, it’s time to assume that lice exists and they can be treated easily.

* Education – explaining head lice symptoms to your kid will help the communicate it to you in a quick manner so you don’t have to wait weeks to realize your child has been scratching his/her head more often than usually.

* Prevention – help them prevent lice by giving them tips on cross infestation prevention: braiding the hair, not sharing hats and jackets, etc will be key to help them prevent lice.

At Lice Clinics of America San Diego, we help you to treat lice infestations quickly! So you can relax and go back to spending time with your kids without worrying about little creatures. We treat head lice professionally with our FDA cleared medical device that dehydrates lice & nits through heated air.

Get the Facts, Share the truth about Head Lice.

When talking about lice there’s a lot of misconceptions, myths and stigma. In an attempt to help parents, teachers and families understand better how head lice works, Lice Clinics of America has launched a viral video that enlightens and educates on head lice:

 

Lice Clinics of America Orange County kills Super Lice

Super Lice have become a trendy topic in the past weeks. A recent paper presented at the American Chemical’s Society in Boston noted that lice have become resilient to most over the counter agents and thus becoming harder to kill and, most times,  a nightmare for moms. Many media around San Diego and Orange County have been talking about Super Lice and how to treat them. The Union Tribune San Diego highlights Lice Clinics of America San Diego as the solution for Super Lice.

At Lice Clinics of America San Diego & Orange County we can handle Super Lice. We use our FDA cleared medical Device, Air Alle,that dehydrates lice & nits (eggs) in just one treatment. Our best seller treatment, uses the AirAlle device to dehydrate all the lice and eggs. then our professionally trained technicians will comb-out any dead debris and finally apply a rinse. Our full treatment comes with a 30-day re-treatment policy* and takes just about an hour!

 

A teacher’s perspective on head lice

At Lice Clinics of America Orange County we want to work with schools and teachers to help them avoid cross infestations in the classrooms. We help nurses perform head screenings to catch infestations right at the begging! If you are part of a school or a school nurse, contact us for more information: info@lcasandiego.com.