Can Lice Spread in Swimming Pools?

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Summer is in full swing and that means lots of family fun days in the pool. Gathering with friends and family to cool off from the summer heat can be just what is needed. But when head lice infestations begin to spread, is swimming worth the risk? Can lice spread in swimming pools? Does Pool […]

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Does Bleaching Your Hair Kill Head Lice?

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It seems like a great idea at first. You’ve read the list of aggressive sounding chemicals on the back of the box, and you think to yourself ‘this has to work’. Unfortunately bleaching your hair just isn’t enough to take care of a head lice infestation.  Using Bleach to Kill Head Lice For years people […]

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Can Your Pets Get Head Lice?

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We’ve all been there, worrying about the rest of our household getting lice once one member has it. But what about our pets? Can they get head lice too? If head lice spread so easily from person to person what is to stop them from spreading to your beloved animals? That leaves the long-asked question: […]

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Summer Head Lice Prevention Tips

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Summer is here, and we can’t wait to get outside and enjoy the weather. Most assume head lice only spike during the school season, but the truth is head lice enjoy all times of year. Sports, summer camps, and weather make the summer a perfect time for head lice to thrive. We’ve put together a […]

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What to Do After Head Lice

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  Head lice infestations are stressful and draining. No one wants to have head lice but once it happens everyone is simply happy for it to be over. But what happens now? What do you do once the lice are gone? As a lice clinic we are often asked what the next steps should be […]

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Back To School Head Lice Prevention

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Back to school can often mean back to head lice as kiddies and teens gather together in tight spaces, and roll around on play grounds, with their friends after the long summer holiday. School facilities can be a breading ground for head lice with all the close contact and the large number of hosts for […]

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Does Chlorine Kill Lice?

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Does Chlorine Kill Lice? With another school year over, parents and children are excited to join in the summer fun! Parents, however, often begin to wonder more about how their child’s many summer activities can affect their risk for head lice. In fact, with the arrival of summer, we often come across many parents who […]

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What Are Super Lice?

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If you’ve dealt with lice lately or are dealing with a head lice problem then I’m sure you’ve heard the term super lice. There seems to be a lot of confusion around these tiny creatures though and exactly what makes them super. Are they bigger than regular lice? Are super lice a totally different type […]

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Hairstyles to Prevent Head Lice

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Head lice is most easily spread through head to head contact, in fact over 90% of lice infestations result from direct contact. Keeping your hair up high and tight can be one of the best ways to prevent head lice. Head to head or hair to hair contact is the most common way lice is […]

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How to Avoid Head Lice at Summer Camp

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Spring is well under way and summer is fast approaching, with the end of the school year nearing summer camp plans are at the fore front. Finding the perfect summer camp for your child can help them gain confidence, build friendships, and establish independence. Camp can be the experience of a lifetime but can also […]

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