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Causes of an Itchy Scalp – Is It Head Lice?

Causes of scalp itching  The fear and anxiety surrounding head lice infestations can sometimes lead us to assume that any itching or unusual findings in our hair or our children’s hair are due to head lice. However, there are several other conditions that can cause scalp itching (not just head lice). If you are uncertain […]

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What Happens When You Leave Lice Untreated?

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Most of us can’t imagine having lice any longer than it takes to treat, but we’ve all heard horror stories about untreated head lice. Leaving head lice untreated can have some serious consequences.    Untreated Head Lice Health Implications Not treating head lice promptly can have many side effects beyond the itching. Lice survive by […]

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Holiday Head Lice Headache

Holiday Head Lice Headache The holiday season is fast approaching, a joyful and fun time of year. Head lice can take that joyful time and turn it into a mess of a headache. Don’t spend the holidays battling head lice and miss out on the fun. Our holiday head lice tips can help keep you […]

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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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The Hidden Costs of DIY Lice Treatments

Professional lice treatments can be expensive and are often thought to be the most expensive option for taking care of yours and your families head lice. Professional remedies can often be the cheaper and more effective option though compared to DIY, or home remedy, options. Home remedies also bring safety risks, chemical exposure, and a […]

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Don’t Pack Head Lice on Your Spring Vacation

It’s been a long winter and the whole family is ready for a break from the everyday drain of work and school. Many families and individuals are about to embark on trips to various destinations on tropical vacations and to family destinations. This short break is meant for fun and sun, the last thing your […]

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