Parents: Here’s How to Win the War on Head Lice

Don’t get too depressed if you find out a child of yours has head lice. You may have noticed them after washing their hair, or maybe a school nurse let you know about the presence of the little critters. Whatever the reason you know or suspect they have lice, the first step is not to panic. They are annoying, but they are not dangerous. Thankfully, they don’t spread disease, but this is probably the only good thing you can say about them.

What Exactly Are Head Lice?

There are, of course, different types of lice, but head lice are about the size of a sesame seed and are anywhere from light tan to dark brown in color. They feed off blood underneath the human scalp, so that’s one place you’ll spot them. Their other hangout is the hair strands themselves since they have legs with claws that are suited for grabbing onto and moving along our hair. Lice need the warm, moist environment on top of our heads to incubate their eggs, or nits, and to feed. They don’t live long in the environment if they fall off their host’s head.

Some Common Ways This Problem Is Approached

For many people, Google is treated as a doctor, shaman and an all-knowing entity that can answer all of our questions. While it can give us tremendous amounts of information on a myriad of subjects, the online advice about how to handle head lice infestations varies widely from helpful to downright useless or maybe even dangerous.

There are a plethora of recommended home remedies that depend on suffocating the lice, but it’s not even known if this approach kills the lice. It is known, however, that kids hate having to sleep overnight with mayonnaise or olive oil smeared on their head. Then there’s the option of lice shampoos either grabbed off the shelf at the local store or the prescription variety you get at the pharmacy counter. Many parents don’t like these, though, since they have toxic ingredients, and the prescription variety, in particular, can run into some money. Also, and here’s the kicker, the active ingredients in many of these products have been used for so many years that most lice have grown immune them.

So, What’s a Parent to Do?

If you don’t want to waste a lot of time, money or both trying to treat a head lice infestation, then you may want to jump directly to a professional treatment. The problem with home remedies or even prescription treatments is that they leave the application of them up to you, so you’re basically on your own.

As a parent, you should be made aware that there are lice treatment centers. There are places you can bring any loved ones you know or believe have lice for the best lice treatment possible. If you live in Frisco, Denton or anywhere else in the Dallas, Texas area, there is just such a place for you to go.

Lice Treatment Center in the Dallas Area

For the best lice treatment available today, you want to bring your family to Lice Lifters of Frisco. When looking for lice removal places in Dallas, Texas and the surrounding area, you won’t find better than Lice Lifters. We use 100 percent safe and all-natural products. While they are safe for your kids, they are devastating even to the head lice that are resistant to many over-the-counter products.

When you come to our lice treatment center near Dallas, our certified lice technicians start with a head check. Once lice are definitely found, we begin our treatment process. This lice treatment, that’s convenient to families in Denton and other Dallas area cities, starts with the application of our Lice Lifters Mousse that stuns the live lice and softens the glue-like substance holding the nits to your child’s hair strands. This is followed by a thorough comb-out with our professional lice comb and then topped off with the application of a powerful killing agent to finish off any stragglers.

Don’t let your children suffer from the itching and discomfort of lice. Contact us for an appointment at our lice treatment center near Dallas for the best lice treatment in Texas.

Facts You Didn’t Know About Lice Removal

Lice Treatment Richardson, TXWe 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 to prevent lice.

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.

What’s the Difference Between Nit Removal and Lice Removal?

Lice Treatment Wylie, TXOur DFW-area clients are often curious about the difference between head lice removal and nit removal. In this article, Lice Lifters will explain the difference between the two processes and why it’s important to use treatment methods to remove both.

What is Nit Removal?

Nits are the eggs of unhatched head lice. These nits are attacked by a gluey substance to the hair strand making them difficult to remove. Nit removal is not effective is a specialized shampoo alone. In order to free the scalp of nits, it’s necessary to use a nit comb. These combs are specially designed to lift the eggs off the hair, preventing the next head lice outbreak.

What is Lice Removal?

Lice removal, on the other hand, is focused on removing the active head lice from the scalp. These are most often eradicated with a special shampoo or mousse that is formulated to remove all head lice from the individual. Lice Lifters has our own special formula that is free of harsh toxins, smells like mint (which naturally deters head lice), and is proven to remove head lice quickly and efficiently.

Why Do I Need Both?

Simply put, if you just remove the head lice, in a few weeks the nits will hatch and you’ll have to start all over again. The best way to treat head lice is to use treatments for each life stage to ensure that your head lice are gone for good.

Who Can I Call?

If someone in your family has head lice, give Lice Lifters a call at 972-805-1308. We’ll be more than happy to share our current products and services with you. Ask us whatever questions you may have about head lice and their removal, we are happy to answer any and all questions.

NO ITCH, NO LICE: FACT OR FICTION?

Often, the telltale sign that a child has contracted lice is vigorous head-scratching. It’s no wonder that infected kids itch like crazy – head lice bites can be very irritating to the scalp. Should you or your child experience this kind of discomfort, it’s a sign that head lice have taken up residence and multiplied, and it’s best to seek professional treatment immediately before the problem spreads or worsens.

But what if just one of your children is itchy, while the rest of the family seems fine? Or, your school has experienced a lice outbreak, but your children are showing no signs of scratching? While your first instinct may be to heave a sigh of relief that you’ve beat the odds, you’d be wise to proceed with caution.
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The fact is that while many people do experience pronounced itchiness and discomfort when infected with lice, others seem relatively unbothered by the presence of these parasites. Some people’s skin is simply more sensitive to lice bites, just as skin irritants like mosquito bites or certain cosmetics can cause varying reactions in individuals.

What’s more, the life cycle of lice play into symptoms and their emergence. A louse has three life stages – egg, nymph, and adult. Once a female louse lays its eggs, or nits, it can take more than a week for them to hatch. The nymph is an immature insect that takes a week to reach adulthood. Once mature, an adult louse can live up to 30 days on a human head with regular feedings of blood – yuck!

All that said – and gross out factor aside – a child can be completely symptom-free for the first week or so of infection. It can be difficult for the untrained eye to even see tiny nits attached to the hair shaft. By the time itching starts, lice are firmly established and reproducing rapidly. 

The earlier you can detect infection and start lice elimination treatment, the faster and more easily the issue can be remedied. If you’re facing risk factors such as an infected family member, friend, or classmate, don’t rely on scratching and itching for diagnosis. Carefully check the roots of your child’s hair for nits and lice, and if you’re uncertain give Lice Lifters DFW a call. A professional head check can give you the peace of mind you need, and if treatment is needed, our natural and nontoxic protocol is 100% safe for your family. At Lice Lifters DFW, we’re here to help – call 972-805-1308 or contact infodfw@licelifters.com.