We all know what head lice are…or do we? There are actually a lot of common misconceptions about these pesky little critters. If you are dealing with a head lice problem in your home you might want to brush up on the facts!
Do Head Lice Bite? YES!
Just the thought of tiny bugs crawling through your hair biting you can make anyone feel sick. But think about it! An adult louse will feed 5 to 6 times per day. The average person with a case of head lice is carrying 10-12 lice at a time. This averages over 50 head lice bites per day that person is infected. This is why adequate treatment is extremely important. A problem with head lice, left for even a few days can really escalate quickly.
I Thought They Sucked Blood?
Kind of. Lice have a mouth that acts as a tube with a suction cup on the end. They grab a hold of the skin on the scalp and push through small sharp teeth that penetrate the skin. As they feed, the skin is broken leaving red bumps and marks on the scalp.
What is a Nit? Does it Bite?
Lice eggs, or nits, are not yet hatched and therefore unable to bite. As soon as an egg hatches, the newborn nymph will actively start looking for its first meal. Nymphs will bite and fed on human blood the same as adult lice while they grow and mature into adulthood.
Do the Lice Bites Cause the Itchiness?
As head lice bite they leave broken skin and open sores. They can become dry and irritated resulting in itchiness. This is just one of the reasons. As a louse drinks human blood, they salivate a substance that prevents the blood from clotting as they eat. This saliva is spread over the skin of the host and causes significant allergic reactions. Ever wonder how lice move around? As lice crawl around from hair strand to hair strand on the scalp they use hook-like claws on the tip of their legs. This gives off a tickling or irritating feeling that can lead to itchiness. The combination of bites, saliva, and crawling make itching a major symptom in indicating a head lice infestation.
My Child’s Scalp is Itchy? What do I do Now?
The first thing we recommend is using a nit comb, or fine tooth comb to examine your child’s scalp. Pay special attention to behind the ears, near the base of the neck and the crown of the head. These are the areas head lice like to linger and lay their eggs most often. While examining look for yellowish, oval eggs that are very near the base of the scalp. They will not easily flake off as dandruff would, but will be peeled off only using the fine tooth comb. Watch for red irritated bumps or rashes. Live lice will scurry away quickly from direct light and may be difficult to spot. If you do see any small, sesame seed-sized brown bugs crawling on the hair you clearly have a case of head lice.
Your Professional Source for Treatment of Head Lice
Head lice are not something to take lightly. They are highly contagious especially to those living within a household and can multiply quickly. The professional staff at Lice Clinics of America have eliminated head lice for thousands of patients. We can help you accurately diagnose the problem, offer the most effective and safe treatments, and give you the assurance that our procedure is guaranteed to work. In fact, the process we use is the only FDA cleared lice treatment device that is proven over 99% effective. Call our clinic today to speak with a trusted staff member about your concerns.
We are proud to say that Lice Clinics of America currently offers the only FDA-cleared lice treatment in Austin that is over 99% effective. The device, known as the AirAlle treatment, was developed by scientists to use dehydration in drying out head lice and their nits in a single, 90 minutes treatment.
What does that mean for you?
Lice Clinics of America can give you HOPE! We offer answers for head lice sufferers. This treatment has been used to safely and effectively treat thousands of patients across the world. Don’t take our word for it! Check out the many reviews on our website of parents who have found hope through Lice Clinics of America. There have also been multiple studies done that show the effectiveness of this treatment through the Pediatric Journal and other medical research. With over 350 clinics open across the world, the AirAlle treatment is literally changing the way people fight head lice.
What does FDA approval mean for me?
The main goal of the FDA, the United States Food and Drug Administration, as stated on their website is to “protect public health by assuring foods and drugs are safe, wholesome, sanitary, properly labeled, and that medical device intended for human use are safe and effective.”
Beware of false counterfeits who claim to use dehydration to remove head lice! The important distinction of FDA clearance means that the AirAlle product has been carefully screened, tested and approved to use as a safe and healthy approach. Other treatments may claim to offer the same results, yet are nowhere near the quality and professionalism of the AirAlle lice treatment device. Our system is scientifically proven to work. It has been tested by the FDA and proven to provide healthy, non-toxic solutions to head lice sufferers.
Why should I trust Lice Clinics of America?
We are the head lice experts. At Lice Clinics of America, we treat head lice with a science-based heated air technology that is chemical-free and completely safe. Our products, backed by the FDA, put science to work in your favor in ridding your family of head lice. Our technicians care about your family. We want to help you get through this difficult scenario with as little frustration as possible.
Our professional staff understands the risks of over the counter head lice treatments, home remedies, and the negative results that can come of them. We can talk you through the best, proven treatments that actually work! Not to mention, we have helped thousands of families safely eliminate head lice.
Don’t wait another day! Call Lice Clinics of America today to schedule your visit.
As head lice are becoming a more difficult problem to eliminate all across the country you may have heard a new term that you aren’t familiar with. A lice clinic is a place you can go to seek professional advice and treatments that work immediately in eliminating your head lice problem. We can offer a diagnosis, affordable and reliable solutions for your specific problem, and give you peace of mind that we back our treatments with a guarantee that your head lice problem will be eliminated.
Head lice have been developing immunities to over the counter shampoos and treatments over the years. This has left many parents at their wit’s end trying to deal with head lice on their own. Home treatments that require weeks of applications and home remedies that offer no real solutions are a thing of the past! Lice Clinics of America are your professional, affordable and stress-free solution for dealing with head lice. Lice Clinics of various names and treatments are popping up all over the world in places like Australia, England, Spain, Denmark and the United States. This is because people are starting to turn to lice clinics to deal with the stress of head lice.
How is Lice Clinics of America different?
Lice Clinics of America offer our clients a revolutionary, state of the art head lice treatment that is guaranteed to leave you head lice free in a single treatment. The AirAllé® system is an FDA cleared medical device that uses modern technology to dehydrate head lice AND their eggs in a 90 minutes process that will leave you head lice free. Our knowledgeable staff can help you determine the extent of your specific problem and which treatment solution will be most affordable and effective for your families needs.
We understand that each situation, each head of hair and scenario is unique and needs to be treated specifically to your needs. We will listen to your concerns, eliminate your fears and help you understand the best way to solve your head lice problem.
Our Staff of Professionals Is Here to Comfort You
One of the best parts of our job is the passion we feel about helping people. We are not passionate about head lice, but about helping families to eliminate the headache of head lice from their lives. We have helped thousands of people, just like you to become head lice free. We offer an environment where you can feel at peace, knowing you are not alone. We know that anyone can catch head lice and no one will make you feel embarrassed or ashamed to be dealing with this common problem. We will work discreetly and quickly to help you end your head lice problem in the most affordable and viable way for your family.
A big part of what we do at Lice Clinics of America is to help families through the headache of a head lice outbreak. We understand that this is not just a physical problem but can create quite a bit of stress and anxiety for everyone involved. With that in mind, we decided to take some time to talk with a few kids who have dealt with a case of head lice. We wanted to know how it made them feel, what they understood and what we could do to make the process easier for them.
Hunter age 12, Olivia age 8, and Ethan age 7 were happy to answer our questions. Here’s what they had to tell us:
Question #1 – “What are Head Lice?”
Ethan remarked, “Head lice is really little bugs that have sticky stuff that sticks them to your hair. I think you can get them from outside.”
Olivia answered, “Head lice is where you have little bugs in your hair. You have lice bugs. Head lice they eat your hair. I am just guessing because they like to go on our head.”
Hunter told us, “Head lice are like really tiny bugs. They are only like a tiny speck so you can’t see them. I think they eat bacteria.”
Obviously, when it comes to the facts about head lice, these kids were a little unsure. It may not be very important that they know the correct details about what head lice eat, especially the fact that an average case of head lice results in 50-60 bites per day. However, knowing how head lice are transferred and where they are most likely to catch head lice can be a very important fact for kids. Teach them that head lice are most often a result of direct head to head contact with friends. Remind them not to share hair accessories, brushes, hoodies, hats, pillows or other things that come into contact with hair.
Question #2 – “How Did You Know You had Head Lice? How Did You feel?”
Olivia told us, “I was just taking a shower and then my mom sits on the couch, and I sit on the floor and then she combs my hair. With the bottom of the comb she was combing my hair and she found them. She tried to get all the bugs out with it. I felt so scared. I HATE bugs and I only wanted to sleep on the floor because I was scared the bugs were on my bed!”
Hunter said, “I felt like there were little bugs in my hair. I wanted to wash my hair like super, heavy duty, for like a really long time all day and all night. I wanted to get them out as soon as possible because it was gross.”
Ethan replied, “I think it felt kinda ticklish and like painful in my hair. I felt super scared and worried that I could get creeped out. I was worried I could get hurt.”
These feeling of worry, stress, anxiety, and fear can take over when your child has contracted head lice. It is important for parents to ensure children that head lice are not life-threatening, it is not something that makes them a dirty or bad person. Children can feel more strain and grief from these scenarios than we might realize. Information is power and can do a lot to help prevent children from catching head lice and feeling reassured if they do. Take the time to talk to your kids about prevention. Teach them the signs and symptoms as well so they know what to look for in the future.
Question #3 – “How Did You Feel After Your Treatment and Your Head Lice was gone?”
Olivia told us, “I felt so happy and relieved! I would not share brushes with any more second graders!”
Ethan remarked, “I was so happy I wanted to throw a party!”
Hunter said, “I felt like I was clean and felt a lot better. I felt like I could be around people again.”
Many children feel embarrassed or want to withdraw from friends for fear of being labeled as a dirty kid. This is why we offer the latest, most effective, fast and painless treatment available for head lice removal. Lice Clinics of America uses the AirAllé® (pronounced air-a-lay) FDA-cleared medical device to eliminate head lice in one quick hour-long treatment. This product offers you peace of mind and helps your child to be free of this irritating event quickly and for good.
Did You Know?
Head lice is a huge problem, worldwide. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that in the United States alone 6-12 million children between the ages of 3 to 11 will contract head lice each year. This number is only growing with new “super lice” that show strong immunities to over-the-counter head lice shampoos and treatments. Also be aware, adults living in the same household with small children are much more likely to contract head lice themselves.
Why are Children More Often Prone to Head Lice?
Children play in large groups, ignore personal space boundaries, don’t discriminate or feel afraid to get up close and personal. While they are attending daycares, schools, playgroups or just playing in the backyard, they spend much more time closely-knit together. Because head lice are passed most often through direct head to head contact, they are more likely to pass it to one another.
Lice Clinics of America has the only FDA-cleared dehydration device that is not only safe for ages 4 and up, but is over 99% effective in one visit. Our patented heated-air technology was developed by scientists at the University of Utah, and has been used in over 220,000 successful and safe lice treatments on families across the globe.
Customers should know FDA-clearance is extremely important when selecting a lice treatment for your family. This process of rigorous testing confirms the safety of our device and provides proof of the efficacy of the Lice Clinics of America approach.
We have been informed there is a company in our area using a modified pet dryer to “dehydrate” lice on children. This device has no safety standards nor proof of its effectiveness. In fact, the pet dryer manufacturer has warned customers that it is not intended for human use and should be kept away from children. The local business illegally using the pet device is making false claims on its effectiveness without any studies or proof. We at Lice Clinics of America do not want to be confused with or associated with any business that makes these claims and is not using the FDA-cleared AirAlle device. Our customers can be confident that we maintain and follow the highest standards to keep your family safe and lice-free.
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