LCA Chandler Talking about head lice

Talking to Other Parents About Head Lice

Head lice is always an uncomfortable topic to discuss, especially amongst adults. When it comes to neighborhood gatherings, PTA meetings, or lunch with the girls, the last thing anyone wants is to bring up the uncomfortable topics. Head lice is one of those topics though that seems to wedge its way into conversation at the most inconvenient times, when it’s too late and an infestation has occurred. As parents, it’s our job to have the tough discussions ahead of time though to prevent this, so how can we talk to our peers to help avoid the head lice situation?

Be Open

Honesty is always the best policy. Be open about your head lice concerns and that you would like to discuss a plan incase of head lice infestation in your neighborhood, friend group, or school system. Explain the need for open communication, if lice appear in someone’s household it’s best to alert others who may have been exposed rather than be ashamed. Head lice is nothing to be ashamed of, as it can happen to anyone and opening these lines of communication can help set the tone for infestations to come. Help others to know they are not alone in this, and it’s something you as parents will get through together.

Be Knowledgeable

Learn your head lice facts. Having some information to bring to the table can help to ease other parents’ minds and prepare their families. Often people are afraid of head lice but knowing how they behave and how to eliminate them effectively will put their mind at ease. Discuss the difference between common myths they’ve heard and the reality of head lice. Dive deeper together by reading some expert blogs or information to prepare yourselves in case the need arises to use the information.

Be Prepared

Come up with a game plan in case of an infestation. Discuss common and effective treatment strategies like Lice Clinics of America’s signature, AirAllé® FDA-cleared medical device. Set up a system for informing each other or those your family had recent contact with of the situation. When a plan has already been set in place, no one will be caught off guard if the need to enact it arises. Find out your school’s head lice policy and incorporate that into your action plan. The more prepared you are the less stressful you’ll be in the case of an infestation.

Be Cordial

Sometimes talking about head lice is still hard and sometimes there are still individuals that just don’t want to talk. We encourage you to still include them in your planning but in a kind and friendly manner. Write a letter or send an email including the information discussed above. Explain your concerns about lice and state facts. Give them all the information they need to be just as prepared as those who took place in the discussion. Send them a step by step of the action plan, as well as, a list of treatment options and a copy of the school lice policy.

Be sure to keep the lines of communication with other parents in your area open. Talking about head lice and having a plan in mind can be one of the best preventatives. Keep yourself informed and prepared for head lice, but remember head lice is never your family’s fault. If parents work together, then you are never in it alone!

If you have any questions or need a head lice removal treatment, don’t hesitate to contact us. At Lice Clinics of America – Chandler, which proudly serves Chandler, Gilbert and surrounding areas, we are here to help! Our heated removal process guarantees to remove head lice in 1 quick and safe treatment. Let your kids and family members get back to the things they enjoy! Call us today to schedule an appointment at (602) 362-7499!

LCA Chandler what do head lice love

What do Head Lice Love?

February 14 is a celebrated day of love, Valentine’s Day! We proclaim our love, give gifts, and spend the day immersed in its joy. We find all the little things we love and surround ourselves with them, whether it be a loved one or chocolate. In the same way head lice like to surround themselves with all the things they love!  Lice, like us have their favorite indulgences and love to infest their favorite things.

Head Lice Love

Head lice are fairly simple creatures, they need a head of hair to survive and are not really picky about whose head they infest. Before it was said that lice preferred clean hair, but lately it has been determined lice do not have a preference, lice just love human hair. Lice love a good healthy scalp to feed off of and making our lives miserable. Direct head to head contact is like a bouquet of roses to head lice. Contact allows them easily to crawl and infest a new host. Long flowing hair not kept up or pulled away is like a love letter to lice. They love hair they can easily find their way onto. Head lice don’t care what type of hair, race, gender, or economic status you are they just love that you have hair and a source for them to feed off.

What Lice Don’t Love

It’s pretty clear that lice’s number one love is hair and a source of food, but for most of us our hair is a source of our love. So, what are we to do? You don’t have to cut your hair or do anything drastic to fend off lice. Just keep in mind the things lice don’t love and can’t live without. For example, lice can’t jump or live without a source for very long. Avoid head to head contact and be careful of items worn or touched by an infested person until it is cleaned. Keep long hair up in up-dos to keep it away from lice. In the same way, those with short hair can wear a hat or ball cap. Learn the facts about head lice and check yourself and your family frequently. Lice’s worst nightmare is someone who knows how to handle them before an outbreak. Most importantly, be prepared and stay calm in case of an infestation and know how to treat lice fast and effectively.

Love Yourself, Lose the Lice

If an infestation occurs, it is important to be prepared and stay calm. Head lice is not your fault or anyone else, they just happen. Remember Valentine’s Day should be about the things you love, not the things head lice love. Let Lice Clinics of America get rid of the head lice fast and effortlessly so you can enjoy a day of love and treats. Our signature AirAllé® medical device uses heat and no chemicals to dehydrate lice in one guaranteed treatment. No longer will lice be able to soak up all the love on your special day! Come see us at Lice Clinics of America and get back to the things you love!

If you have any questions or need a head lice removal treatment, don’t hesitate to contact us. At Lice Clinics of America – Chandler, which proudly serves Chandler, Gilbert and surrounding areas, we are here to help! Our heated removal process guarantees to remove head lice in 1 quick and safe treatment. Let your kids and family members get back to the things they enjoy! Call us today to schedule an appointment at (602) 362-7499!

LCA Chandler New Year New Super Lice Problem

New Year, New Head Lice

It’s a New Year, a new decade, and a chance to start a new. Every year we get this awesome chance to reset ourselves and revamp ourselves into something different. Unfortunately, head lice have been doing the same over the past decade. They have been revamping themselves and breeding a new strain of head lice that are here to make our lives that much more difficult. They’re called super lice but let me tell you they are not that super!

What are Super Lice?

Super lice are just like any other head lice in sight and appearance, but are becoming increasingly more resistant to conventional treatments. Lice were once simply treated with over the counter permethrin and pyrethrin (insecticide treatments derived from the chrysanthemum flower). However, today 98% of head lice in 48 states have developed a resistance to these treatments. Over the counter treatments are less than 25% effective on these stands of super lice.

How to Tell if You have Super Lice?

Super lice look, act, and feel just like your run of the mill everyday head lice. Symptoms for super lice and head lice are the exact same. These can include:

  • Itchy scalp
  • Red bumps on neck, scalp, or shoulders
  • Feeling of movement in hair and on head
  • Presence of nits and lice

There is no clear way to tell the difference between head lice and resistant lice until treatment is done and super lice survive. This makes it hard to distinguish a bad treatment and resistant lice, so what are you to do?

How to Treat this New Lice Strain?

When DIY lice removal options and OTC lice treatment prescriptions don’t work, what other options are there? That is where Lice Clinics of America comes to the rescue! You can attempt to nit-pick every louse and nit (lice egg) from your hair, but you often risk the chance of missing a few and being infested again in a few days. You could attempt to continually treat over and over, or you could come see us for our guaranteed, lice free treatment!

Lice Clinics of America offers our signature AirAllé® treatment that treats both resistant lice and normal lice. We use heat to dehydrate lice and nits and remove them from your head to guarantee a lice free treatment! We stand behind our service and our trained lice removal professionals, and even offer advice on staying lice free! Our treatments usually take about an hour and allow you to return to school, work, and life as normal with no wait time or interruptions. Don’t let super lice defeat you, let Lice Clinics of America help and keep your New Year super instead!

If you have any questions or need a head lice removal treatment, don’t hesitate to contact us. At Lice Clinics of America – Chandler, which proudly serves Chandler, Gilbert and surrounding areas, we are here to help! Our heated removal process guarantees to remove head lice in 1 quick and safe treatment. Let your kids and family members get back to the things they enjoy! Call us today to schedule an appointment at (602) 362-7499!