LCA Chandler holiday head lice prevention

Holidays and Head Lice

The Holidays are a wonderful time of year, the joy in the air and festive gatherings bring people together. It’s the perfect time to gather friends and families from far and near. In the midst of catching up and filling plates though, it is best to remember head lice can be lurking about.

Nearly all head lice cases are spread through direct head to head contact, 97% to be exact. While you should always put enjoying the holidays first, here are some things to help guide you through the holidays lice free:

Holiday Lice Prevention:

  • Avoid head to head contact. When greeting and giving hugs be mindful of your hair and try to avoid direct contact.
  • Wear hair in tight up do styles such as buns and braids. This helps limit the chance of contact and gives lice less hair to attach to.
  • Do not share accessories that come in contact with your head or hair. Things like brushes, pillows, and hair accessories, as well as, outdoor gear like hats, jackets, and hoodies are things that should not be shared.
  • Do occasional lice checks, by combing through wet hair with a fine comb to keep your mind at ease.

Signs of Head Lice

  • Lice like dark, moist places and can most often be found closest to the scalp, behind the ears, and along the neckline.
  • Look for red bumps along the scalp and neck area from lice feeding off the host.
  • An itching sensation from the head lice and bumps is the most common sign. A crawling sensation may also occur.
  • Nits (lice eggs) are usually found attached to the hair about ½ inch from the scalp. They are white to yellow in color and must be forcefully removed from the hair.

Helpful Head Lice Facts

  • Head Lice cannot live more than 24-48 hours without a host and will soon die if they leave one.
  • Lice do not fly or jump unlike many popular myths state. Direct contact is the most common way head lice is spread.
  • The strain of lice we know as ‘head lice’ is not the same found on common household pets and there is no need to worry about giving your pets lice or them giving you head lice.
  • Head lice do not discriminate; anyone can get head lice!

Head lice are the last guests you want joining in your holiday festivities! Be sure to follow our prevention tips for a lice free holiday season! Should head lice become a problem Lice Clinics of America is always here with the latest in lice removal care and advice. We offer our signature AirAlle device to remove lice fast and chemical free by dehydration. The AirAlle treatment is even backed by our lice free guarantee! We pride ourselves on having the top trained lice professionals and offering more than just a removal but lice advice too. For all your lice needs Lice Clinics of America is here to help!

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!

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Tips for Choosing a Head Lice Professional

There once was a time when do it yourself lice treatments were worth all the hassle and could really save the day. Our world has advanced though, and along with it so have the head lice and ways of ridding them. The influx of super lice across the world has made DIY options nearly obsolete. What are average Americans supposed to do when faced with getting rid of head lice? Who should they call for help? (We know what you’re thinking, and no it isn’t Ghost Busters!).

The good news is the increase in head lice professionals has grown right along with the increase in these nasty pests! New lice removing technology and experts are like our favorite movie heroes, busting one case of lice at a time. Where the problem can come is finding the right one to take care of your specific needs.

Do They Have the Proper Training?

A true head lice professional should have received proper training and adequate practice in removing lice. You wouldn’t trust an untrained Ghost Buster to take care of a ghost in your home, so why would you trust an untrained professional with a part of your body. At Lice Clinics of America, all of our staff is trained in both nitpicking and the use of our AirAlle device. We ensure that you get the best care and treatment from the top lice professionals.

What Is the Treatment Process?

Just as important as the individual administering the treatment, is the treatment itself. Be sure to investigate what is offered by the service beforehand. Do they offer simple nitpicking only, do they have a special technique, device or formula, or do they perhaps even offer a guarantee? At Lice Clinics of America, we offer all three!

We will check your hair with a simple screening. If lice are found and a treatment is chosen, we will even refund the price of the screening service! Our signature AirAlle device is a one-of-a-kind FDA-cleared device that uses heat, not chemicals to dehydrate and kill lice and nits. Our signature treatment even comes with a 30-day guarantee! Like the Ghost Busters backpack it’s our secret weapon for defeating lice guaranteed!

Is It an Investment In Your Future?

A good head lice company will help you prepare for future outbreaks and educate you on how to prevent head lice. The sign of a truly good lice professional is one you don’t need again unless absolutely necessary. At Lice Clinics of America, we teach our clients how to prepare for future outbreaks and even how to check for lice on their own. We believe it’s our duty to educate our clients on head lice and provide more than just an in and out service.

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!

The Not So Scary Facts on Head Lice

It’s that spooky time of year again, Halloween decorations have begun to decorate the stores and houses, and children are busy picking out their costumes. Here at LCA Chandler we are preparing for the fall and the frightened parents.

Head Lice has been known to be one of parents’ worst nightmares when it comes to their children. The itchy scalps and stigmas around lice have made parents tremble in fear for years but we are here to put those fears to rest.

Head lice are surrounded by a swarm of scary myths and rumors. Learning the facts and setting the truth straight can put your fears to rest. Here are some lice facts that make head lice a little less scary:

Not So Scary Lice Facts

  1. Head lice cannot jump or fly like most common rumors would have you believe. The most common way they spread is through direct head to head contact with an infected person.
  2. Lice cannot live more than 24 hours without a host to feed off. While it is still best to be cautious, direct contact is still the most common form in which lice are spread.
  3. Head lice are a parasitic insect, but the specific type of head lice humans get can not be passed on to common household pets. There is no need to worry about your family dog or cat.
  4. Adult lice are small, about the size of a sesame seed, and are often brown, tan, or gray colored. The female louse can lay up 10 eggs (or nits) a day.
  5. Lice do not discriminate based on socioeconomic status, ethnicity, or any other human known factor. They simply are looking for host and will take whatever they can attach to. Anyone can get lice!

Removing the Fear

Head Lice doesn’t have to be scary if you know your facts and know how treat an infestation. The faster and easier you can get rid of the lice, the less scary the situation. At Lice Clinics of America, we offer our exclusive AirAlle device. The AirAlle treatment kills lice and nits using heat to dehydrate them, without the use of any chemicals (that can be found in DIY treatments or OTC medications). Our lice services also come with a lice free guarantee to insure you are free of this nightmare and back to the Halloween festivities in no time!

Halloween season is meant to be fun and spooky, but parents shouldn’t be afraid of head lice this time of year. Let Lice Clinics of America help with all your head lice needs so head lice isn’t so scary this year!

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