The last things any of us want to deal with after we’ve already treated one outbreak of head lice, is to have new head lice hatch and have to go through the process all over again.
Lice Lifters takes serving the Dallas community seriously, and follow-up care is an important part of lice treatment. In this article, we’ll look at follow-up care and why is plays a pivotal role in getting you and your family free of head lice.
Have your family members come by Lice Lifters for a head check. It’s common for people not to know for sure where they go head lice in the first place. If someone has just finished treatment for head lice, you certainly don’t want to go through the same treatment with another family member.
Comb and Look
Keep an eye on your child’s hair when you brush it out. Especially if you did an at-home treatment, you may still see a few lingering dead lice for a day or two, depending on how well the hair was washed following treatment. But if there are living lice, or nits present, give us a call.
Especially if you have younger children or you’ve heard of lice issues at your kid’s school, consider preventative steps. Head lice are naturally deterred by mint. We offer a couple effective products with mint included to ensure you and your family won’t have to deal with head lice again in the future.
Call Lice Lifters
If you or someone in your household has recently been treated for head lice, give our trained lice lifticians a call today at (972) 805-1308. We offer head checks at our Dallas area location and a range of preventative options in addition to our treatments so you can be done with head lice for good.
We see a lot of the same misconceptions regarding lice removal from our Dallas clients. So we want to take to time to address some of these in this article.
In this article, Lice Lifters shares some facts you didn’t know about lice removal.
OTC Methods Aren’t Always Successful
Aside from the fact many over the counter treatments contain chemicals that can irritate the skin or cause other health issues, they aren’t always successful in taking care of both head lice and nits. Many of our clients try an at-home treatment and see partial success before coming to Lice Lifters to eradicate the rests.
You Can Still Have Lice Even If Your Scalp Doesn’t Itch
From what we’ve seen, only about 50% of people infected with head lice experience any kind of itching on their scalp. That means that an equal amount of people experience no itchiness but still need treatment to eradicate their head lice. So stop by for one of our head checks if you think you or your kids may be dealing with head lice.
Lice Can Only Live on the Human Scalp
Head lice cannot live on your household pets. So don’t worry about your kids getting lice from your dog or cat. They can only receive them from head-to-head contact with another human. That being said, lice can survive temporarily on other surfaces. This is why it’s often wisest not to share hair brushes or hats with other people who may be infected.
Call Lice Lifters to Learn More
At Lice Lifters, we have years of experience handling head lice and successfully administering treatments. Give us a call at (972) 805-1308 with whatever questions you may have about our products and services. We offer head checks at our Dallas area location and a range of preventative options in addition to our treatments.
All too often our Dallas area clients think that if they get rid of the adult head lice, that’s all that needs to be done in order for the head lice infestation to go away. That’s not true. It’s equally important to get rid of the harder to remove nits.
In this article, we’ll looks at several facts and figures regarding nits and how they can be eradicated.
What’s a Nit?
Nits are lice eggs laid by the adult louse at the base of the hair strand near the scalp. Nits are firmly attached to the hair shaft and are oval-shaped and very small and can be difficult to see. Head lice nits usually take about 8–9 days to hatch.
- Head lice nits usually take about 8–9 days to hatch.
- Millions of Americans, approximately 10-12 million, will become infested with lice on a yearly basis.
- A female head louse produces about four to six eggs per day.
- If nits are not removed, another outbreak is likely.
Get the Nit!
As mentioned above, it’s important to use a treatment that addresses all life stages of the head lice in order to completely eradicate the infestation. That’s why we offer a wide range of products and services at Lice Lifters, so you have options. Our nit comb is specially designed to aid in lifting the nits from the hair strand and off the scalp. They are held onto the strand with a kind of “glue” that can make them difficult to fully remove without it.
Call Life Lifters Today
If you or someone in your household is dealing with head lice, give our trained lice lifticians a call today at (972) 805-1308. We offer head checks at our Dallas area location and a range of preventative options in addition to our treatments.
As the Dallas area gets ready to fill the summer months with lot of family, friends, and activities, keep an eye out for head lice. Even though your kids are out of school for the summer, the prevalence of head lice increases during warmer months.
In this article, we’ll look at what you need to know about head lice during summer in Dallas.
Are Head Lice a Bigger Problem During the Summer?
Head lice do thrive more in warm months. And at Lice Lifters we’ve been getting ready for the summer season. The reason for this upswing in head lice infestations has more to do with the fact that kids are out of class and doing more active and interactive things like:
- Attending summer camps
- Going to day camps
- Going to summer classes
- Hanging out with friends
Camps especially put children in close proximity with one another so that the likelihood of lice moving from one person to the next increases dramatically.
What Do I Need to Do to Avoid Them?
First of all, enjoy your summer! Encourage your kids to bring their own pillows to sleepovers, and not share brushes or hats with their friends.
As a parent, be vigilant. When your child comes back from camp or from spending time at a friend’s house know that nits are more easy to see in natural light, so feel free to see if you notice any nits on your child’s scalp.
Take advantage of our head checks that we offer at Lice Lifters. Drop by and let our certified Lice Lifticians take a look for themselves.
Who Should I Call if I Think My Kids Have Head Lice?
We have years of experience handling head lice and nits. Give us a call at 972-805-1308 with whatever questions you may have about our products and services.