If you live in or around the St. Louis area and are looking for the most effective lice treatment available, look no further. Lice Clinics USA is a facility located in Wentzville that provides lice screening and treatments to individuals in and around the St. Louis metropolitan area.
How Do St. Louisans Get Lice?
Lice often has a stigma attached to it. Many people believe it only infests those who are unclean with poor hygiene. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, millions of children get lice every year in all schools and neighborhoods.
Lice do not care if their host’s head is clean or dirty; they only want the blood from their scalp. They attach themselves to the hair close to the scalp to be able to do this. Lice cannot hop or jump from one head to another. They are transmitted through direct contact with an affected person through:
- Sharing a brush or comb
- Wearing others’ clothes, especially those that touch the head, like hats, scarves, jackets, and shirts
- Sleeping in the same bed
How Our Lice Treatment Process Works
If you know or suspect that a member of your family is infested with lice, it is important to address it quickly. The longer you wait, the more they multiply—and the more likely that the infestation will spread to others.
When you come into our clinic, we will do a complete assessment. It is important to know the extent of the lice infestation to determine the proper treatment. It is also critical to screen all family members, because lice can travel from one person to another, especially in conditions where individuals share clothing or beds.
We will document symptoms and details on what you have experienced that brought you in to our clinic. We will screen the affected person thoroughly by combing through their wet hair with a specialized comb. We use a bright light to facilitate the process, because lice are extremely small (adults are about the size of a sesame seed).
St. Louis Treatment Programs
After screening, Lice Clinics USA will recommend a treatment program and discuss options for ridding your family and home from lice. We have several choices to meet your needs and budget.
Keep in mind that traditional over-the-counter treatment products, like Rid, Nix, Spinosad, Natroba, Ivermectin, Sklice, and generic lice products are highly ineffective. In fact, 98% of head lice have become resistant to them. In addition, they contain strong chemicals that can be harmful and cause adverse reactions.
We offer an FDA-approved treatment that is over 99% effective in permanently getting rid of lice. Our Signature Dehydration treatment uses heated air, accompanied by a comb-out and oil. We also provide instructional material on how to prevent lice from recurring, cleaning the home and ongoing support when you need it.
Get the Kids Back to School the Next Day!
Once the treatment is done, there is no need to remain home from school or work. Since the lice are gone, there is no risk of transmitting anything to anyone else.
If you suspect others in St. Louis who are in contact with your children have lice, we also offer a free and anonymous notification service, available through our website. By alerting others, you can help control the re-infestation and break the lice cycle.