Everyone seems to have busy schedules, too much to do and too little time to do it these days. With working busy jobs, raising children with their own schedules and juggling family time as well, a bad case of head lice in your home can seem almost unbearable to manage.
Take a deep breath, sit back and remember, you are not in this alone. Here at Lice Clinics of America Texas, we want you to know these five important points.
5 Reasons Head Lice Shouldn’t Get You Down
#1 – Head Lice Are a Nuisance, Not a Public Health Hazard.
Head lice are a problem and a bother, but no one is seriously in danger. Although in rare cases, infection and problems can occur from untreated irritations on the scalp, if you are working to correct the problem the likelihood of that happening is incredibly low.
Head lice are not known to transmit any disease and therefore are not considered a health hazard. Symptoms will occur with 4 to 6 weeks of the initial infection. Most often the worst thing that comes from head lice is irritated, red sores on the scalp from bites and scratching. Yes, you definitely need to treat head lice. But no, no one is in serious harm.
#2 – Head Lice is Very Common. You Are Not Alone.
Every year in the United States alone up to 12 million children will get head lice. That number is on the rise for all kids, including teens. Why? New super lice are showing strong immunities to over the counter treatments. This is increasing cases of head lice in elementary schools, middle schools, and even high schools. Teens sharing electronic devices and catching head lice from younger siblings is something we are seeing more and more as well.
#3 – Head Lice is a Right of Passage.
Head lice do not mean that you are dirty or gross. Science has proven that head lice are no respecter of persons and like dirty or clean hair alike. In fact, some studies have shown they actually prefer clean hair in certain scenarios because it is easier to claw their way around from strand to strand. Regardless, it is no indication of your social status or hygiene habits.
Getting a case of head lice is a problem that builds character, helps keep us grounded, and reminds us that we are all really the same. Vulnerable, susceptible, human beings who need each other. No one is better than anyone else. No one is more important than anyone else. We are all here, experiencing life and learning from these daily lessons. A child or household that catches head lice has to learn how to face this challenge head-on, quite literally.
#4 – School Policies Are Changing
Many schools are changing their tune after the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has just updated their guidelines, saying that kids with lice should not be banned from school. Instead, they have suggested that children showing mild symptoms or nits should be allowed to attend school, notify parents that they require treatment during the evening, and they are allowed back into school as soon as the next day.
Although this does raise some eyebrows, and some people are contesting it, many people actually believe this is an improvement. Children do not need to feel banished from their classmates any longer. They don’t need to miss extensive days of school and be publically called out for having head lice. As long as the parents are actively trying to eliminate it, they do not pose a huge threat to classmates.
#5 – Lice Clinics of America is Your BEST resource
Never before have generations of parents had Lice Clinics of America at their disposal when dealing with head lice in their family. We not only offer the most up to date FDA approved treatments, but we provide a support system for you like no other place available. We know what you are dealing with! We have solutions to your head lice concerns! We deal with head lice on a daily basis and can be here for you during this stressful scenario!
Call Lice Clinics of America today to speak with a staff member about your individual situation. We offer in-clinic treatments, effective at-home solutions and preventative methods to keep your home head lice free.
Head lice are a nuisance. A problem that many families across the world deal with. In fact, it is such a common problem that most people will deal with head lice at least once in their lifetime. If you know what head lice are, how they live and how to identify them you can much more easily recognize when a case of head lice hits your home. Nits or eggs are where the problem begins. These fast facts will help you win the battle against head lice!
Fact #1 – Head lice lay eggs, called nits, very close to the scalp. Usually 6 mm within the actual scalp of their host.
Fact #2 – The nit is glued onto a single hair strand with a secretion from the female that makes it much more difficult to remove than a piece of dandruff. It is literally cemented onto the hair strand for protection.
Fact #3 – Nits need the warmth of a human host to survive. If they are knocked off or removed they will die and wither away within 24 hours if a new host is not found.
Facts #4 – Nits are extremely small, making them difficult to see. They are .8 mm by.3 mm in size, oval and colored a yellowish-white, making them almost transparent.
Fact #5 – Because of their transparent color, nits are often seen as the color of the hair of the person they infect. This can make them even more camouflaged and difficult to identify.
Fact #6 – Nits take close to a week to hatch. Anywhere from 6 to 9 days on average.
Fact #7 – Once an egg has hatched, the shell of that egg remains connected to the hair strand, often appearing more white in color as it is now just an empty casing.
Fact #8 – Nits need to be peeled off of the hair strand, and will not simply flake off, as would a piece of dried dandruff or excess hairspray.
Fact #9 – A single female louse can lay up to 8 nits per day. This means that within a week just one adult female can invade a scalp with close to 60 nits. The average case of head lice is not identified until close to 20 adult lice are present. That is a lot of eggs being laid per day.
Fact #10 – Most commonly head lice are passed through direct head to head contact. However, passing a nit from one person to another is possible through sharing combs, brushes, hats, towels, or any other items that could potentially be a carrier.
Still have questions or concerns? Lice Clinics of America Texas is your BEST source for all things head lice. We are your local source for prevention, elimination, and helpful advice during your head lice outbreak. Call our knowledgeable staff today to find some answers.
Parents all over the country are hearing rumors of super lice sweeping across schools. Reports of head lice that are showing strong immunities to treatment, aka super lice, have been reported in every state across the country. Many parents are concerned about the coming year. Are super lice still a problem in 2020?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, up to 12 million children between the ages of 3-11 will be inflicted with head lice this year in the United States. Due to super lice, that number is clearly on the rise from previous years. What do you need to know about keeping your child safe from super lice? Take a look at our suggestions for keeping your kid head lice free.
Perform Regular Scalp Checks on your Children.
It can be tricky to catch head lice early on, but checking regularly for symptoms is the best way to ensure you catch head lice before it spreads throughout your household. Nit combs are an awesome resource for looking through your child’s hair for head lice. Nit combs are available to purchase at any Lice Clinics of America location or online through many other stores.
Start by getting a warm bowl of water, a nit comb, and a white towel or paper towel. Go through your child’s scalp looking for symptoms of head lice or nits. Use the nit comb to sweep through a section of hair, wipe the contents from the comb onto the white towel so they are more clearly visible, and then rinse the comb off in the bowl. Keep in mind that head lice most often stay near the nape of the neck, behind the ears or at the crown of the head.
Clear indications of head lice include sesame seed-sized adult lice, nits or lice eggs, red rashes, bite marks or irritations on the scalp.
Talk to Your Kids About Not Catching Head Lice.
Kids are never going to stop and think about the dangers of head lice on their own. They are only concerned with friends and fun! As a parent, take the time to remind children of the possibility of head lice. Teach children that head lice are spread most often through direct head to head contact. However, they can also be passed along through clothing or shared items: hats, hoodies, helmets, towels, blankets, pillows, earbuds, etc. Try to help young teens understand that when they are using handheld electronic devices they should be cautious to not push heads together with other friends who are also viewing the screen.
Get Informed About the Facts.
Contact school nurses or administration to ask questions. Information is power. If you are aware that an outbreak is occurring in your child’s school you will be ahead of the game. Talk to other parents, talk to teachers, be sure to keep in the loop.
Keep Kid’s School Gear Lice-Free.
Take your child’s backpack, winter hats, gloves, scarves, coats, and any other articles they take to school regularly sanitize them weekly. This could be done by simply washing items in a washing machine. This could also be done in a hot dryer for 20 minutes to kill any possible nits or head lice infecting items.
Contact Lice Clinics of America
Any of our local clinics are here to assist you through this stressful time. We can help you perform a head lice scalp check. We can offer the top of the line preventative treatments and options for your family. We are also here to answer any questions you may have about head lice treatment or head lice in our area. Please call Lice Clinics of America today!
Head lice outbreaks are something every family hopes they won’t have to deal with as they raise their families. Yet, it is a common childhood problem that seems to actually be getting worse. In the United States alone, up to 12 million children between the ages of 3-11 will become infected with head lice during 2019. Not to mention the spike in head lice outbreaks that have been reported across the country at over 30% in tweens and teens as head lice hit middle schools, Jr. Highs and High Schools at a much higher rate than previous years.
Why the sudden rise in head lice outbreaks?
Super lice are head lice that have developed an immunity to over the counter head lice products like powders, shampoos or sprays. These products contain an ingredient calledpyrethrin, pesticides found naturally in some chrysanthemum flowers. They are a mixture of six chemicals that are toxic to insects: pyrethrin I, pyrethrin II, cinerin I, cinerin II, jasmolin I, and jasmolin II. Pyrethrins are also often used to control mosquitoes, fleas, flies, moths, ants, and many insects that annoy humans.
For many years health care providers, parents, and caregivers have misused, overused or abused products that contain pyrethrin. By applying the products more often than necessary, or more abundantly than necessary the head lice have actually become immune to pyrethrin. This immunity is the reason the nation has nicknamed them super lice- they seem impossible to get rid of.
Why are teens and tweens more at risk than ever before?
Teens and tweens are seeing the effects of this for a number of reasons. If a teenager has a younger sibling they are much more likely to catch head lice at any time because of the direct head to head contact with a child who is infected in their own home. As more and more younger children are catching super lice, their older siblings are at much more of a risk as well. That fact doesn’t stop with teens! Adults and seniors who live with small children are also susceptible.
As their older age group becomes more and more tech-savvy they are also passing along more and more head lice. Everywhere you look you see young people with smart devices, phones, laptops or any number of electronic communication devices. Headphones, small shared screens, and selfies are all to blame for more direct head to head contact with other teens. More contact obviously means more chances for head lice infections.
Super lice are much more difficult to eliminate. But not impossible!
Super lice are posing a huge problem for millions of parents across the nation. After weeks and sometimes months of trying home remedies, over the counter shampoos, or natural products, parents are literally scratching their heads over what to do that will actually work! Pyrethrins are not working effectively, the head lice are not being killed. The lice eggs, or nits, are continuing to hatch and create a whole new batch of head lice every life cycle. What is a parent to do? How can we combat these super lice? Call Lice Clinics of America, as soon as possible.
Our expert staff is trained to solve your head lice problem today! We offer the latest FDA approved, super lice eliminating treatments that will have you lice free and worry-free in a little over an hour. Do not deal with super lice alone. We are your source for head lice removal, prevention and clean up. Call us now!
With winter comes dryer air and colder temperatures. A lot of people suffer from irritated, dry skin during this time of year. The scalp is especially prone to this. When a scalp becomes itchy and uncomfortable many people just believe they are dealing with a case of dandruff. In certain cases, however, head lice can be mistaken for dandruff. It is important to rule out head lice so that you can properly treat your dandruff symptoms or vice versa.
How can I tell the difference between dandruff and head lice?
What They Look Like:
Dandruffis white, flaky pieces of skin that become so dry they break off of the scalp. These pieces of dead skin fall in chunks that create white flakes usually present on the shoulders, neck or back of the person infected. Dandruff is easily visible and usually becomes much worse when the scalp is scratched or rubbed up with tips of fingers. If you look onto the scalp you will easily see patches of dry areas that are flaking and white in color.
Head lice are not as easily visible to the human eye. An adult louse is the size of a sesame seed and avoids direct light by burrowing into the hair or scalp. Usually, the first noticeable symptoms of head lice would be nits or lice eggs. These are transparent in color until they hatch when they become white. Female lice attach their eggs to a single hair strand very near the scalp to keep it warm and incubated by its human host. The egg is attached with a secretion from the mother that cements it to the hair strand, meaning it will not easily flake off as a piece of dandruff would. A single adult louse can lay up to ten eggs per day during her life. If you are looking for nits, search particularly well around the crown of the head, behind the ears and near the nape of the neck.
What Symptoms Are Present for Dandruff Vs. Head Lice?
Regular dandruff is the result of overactive skin reproduction. As a person loses skin cells the body regrows them every four weeks. Often times the body starts producing skin cells at a much more accelerated rate, leaving excessive skin cells that die off and peel off the skin. These mounds of flaked skin are clearly visible and could be an indication you need to visit the Dermatologist or health care professional. Dry, itchy and flaky skin can leave someone with painful, irritated spots on their head. A severe case may be warning signs of a more serious condition such as eczema or psoriasis. Extreme cases leave sufferers with cracked, blotchy skin and painful, bleeding sore on their heads. Another cause for dandruff is the overuse or misuse of hair products. Make sure to read the labels and use beauty products as directed.
The tricky thing abouthead lice is that a single louse can invade a person’s scalp and start laying eggs. By the time these eggs hatch, start to feed and begin laying their own eggs, several weeks can pass by. This means that signs and visible symptoms of head lice take up to 4-6 weeks to manifest sometimes after the initial infection. The average head has 15-30 active adult head lice once the problem is really noticed. By this time, you will see a large number of nits on the head, and red bumps and irritations from biting the scalp for food. Using a nitpicking comb, available at Lice Clinics of America, is an important tool to help you carefully sift out possible nits or head lice, rinse them off into a bowl of water, and clearly be able to see what you are dealing with.
What Treatment Options Are Recommended for Dandruff & Head Lice?
Dandruff is easily treated with over the counter medicated shampoos. Nearly half of adults will experience dandruff at some point in their life. It is a common problem that you can usually get a handle on after a few weeks of consistent treatment. Conditioning the scalp to provide moisture is also recommended. Protect your head from the elements with proper coats and headgear.
Head Lice is most easily eliminated using the newest FDA approved AirAllé®(pronounced air-a-lay) heat technology. One short visit to the Lice Clinics of America will have you on your way to being lice free. We also sell over the counter products that can be effective and used in your home that do not pose health risks from harsh chemicals. Depending on your budget and time needs, our trained personnel will walk you through the best options for your specific situation.
This holiday season many parents can appreciate the value of a head-lice free Christmas. With families coming together to spend quality time, make your list for head lice prevention tips, and make sure to check it twice!
During your holiday season especially it is wise to heed the following warnings! These tips will help keep your family and friends protected from catching or spreading head lice.
Tip #1 – Take your children to Lice Clinics of America for a head lice check.
We offer in-clinic head lice screenings that can give you the peace of mind that your child is head lice free. After months of school, sports, extracurriculars and spending time with friends, it is always a good idea to ensure your family is free of head lice before heading off to Grandma’s or the cousin’s house for the holidays. We will show you what to watch for in a head lice infestation, and provide you with the proper tools to continue checking for yourself at home.
Why is this important? Did you know that head lice symptoms usually take over three weeks to manifest? That means catching the problem early on is key to stopping it quickly!
Tip #2 – Talk to your kids about sharing.
Obviously, at Christmas, we want to promote love, kindness, and charity. Although, sharing when it comes to head lice is something kids need to understand is not a good idea. Talk to them about not using the same pillows, blankets, hats, helmets, beanies or ear muffs as cousins or friends. Even your teens with their headphones can pass on lice unexpectedly. Just giving them that quick reminder that hairbrushes, towels, hair accessories, or hats should be left for individual use can go a long way in preventing head lice.
Why is this important? Head lice affect up to 12 million children every year in the United States. Head lice outbreaks are becoming harder and harder to control as lice are showing strong immunities to over the counter lice shampoos. The number one way head lice are passed on is direct head to head contact, and the number two way is through sharing object head lice or nits are hiding on.
Tip #3 – It’s always a good idea to come prepared!
Every couple of days use a nitpicking comb to sift through your child’s hair, watching for signs and symptoms of head lice or nits. Look for white eggs close to the scalp, or red rashes and bumps that could be a clue head lice are present. Stop by our clinic and talk to us about preventative shampoos and treatments that can be purchased. It’s never a bad idea to be cautious and ready to hit head lice hard if you think your child is infected.
Call Lice Clinics of America this holiday season. We can help keep your spirits merry, bright and free from head lice!
All across the great lone star state people gather to celebrate and worship this Christmas season. From Dallas to El Paso and San Antonio to Houston there is plenty to see and do this holiday season to get you in the giving mood.
Every weekend through Dec. 22nd, Old Town Spring will host holiday activities for the whole family. Free carriage rides, choir entertainments, dance performances, petting zoo and much more. Santa will be waiting for you and take a picture with you for a small fee.
Ice Skating in Downtown
Who could resist ice skating in the beautifully decorated downtown area! The Ice Skating at Discovery Green is going on now through February 2, 2020!
Glide beneath the glittering lights of downtown Houston and embrace the holiday cheer on The Ice powered by Green Mountain Energy! Bring a little winter cheer to your family this Christmas by trying this new, exciting activity. Information about pricing and hour of operation can be found here https://www.discoverygreen.com/ice.
This retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic story, which follows Ebenezer Scrooge’s journey with the three ghostly spirits who visit him on Christmas Eve. A Christmas Carol instills a powerful message about redemption and the spirit of the holiday season.
Also playing downtown at the Wortham Theater is Houston Ballet’s The Nutcracker through Dec. 29th, 2019. This joyous production of The Nutcracker by Stanton Welch AM is a must-see!
The holiday season is not complete without the beloved characters from this timeless classic set to Tchaikovsky’s splendid score. Gather your family and friends and join Clara in holiday revelry as she journeys from her home on Christmas Eve, through a magical Christmas tree, and into the whimsical Kingdom of Sweets accompanied by her Nutcracker Prince.
Whether you have dealt with head lice before or this is your first go-around, knowing where to start can seem like a daunting task. For centuries people have used wild and creative methods to eliminate head lice. Ever seen a Pharoah or Egyptian goddess with their stylish jewels and large gold headpieces? Most likely these were ways to distract from the fact that most Egyptians had shaved heads to help ward off head lice. Notice how most Medieval Times features fur coats, jackets or vests? During this era, it was believed that head lice would prefer the warmth and comfort of animal fur and move from their human victim onto the fur pieces. It may sound crazy to us, yet there are all types of modern-day head lice remedies that seem just as strange.
Garlic is for Repelling Vampires, but What About Head Lice?
Some parents in the UK swear that adding a special mixture of ingredients, mainly garlic and lime juice to everyday shampoos will kill head lice.
THE PROBLEM: Obviously garlic in large amounts, this recipe calls for 10 cloves, produces a putrid smell. Can you imagine putting that in your hair for thirty minutes at a time? Not to mention, they suggest repeating the process every week for TWO months. Yikes. That is a recipe for an aroma disaster my friends…not a truly effective head lice remedy.
Mayonaisse or Vaseline? You Probably Have Both Laying Around Your Home
This particular home remedy is a common one. People believe that if they apply enough mayo or vaseline to the scalp, then proceed to cover it in plastic overnight that the head lice will suffocate. This could be partly true, however, incredibly ineffective and potentially dangerous.
THE PROBLEM: Depending on how young the child may be, we NEVER recommend putting plastic on your child’s head, especially overnight. This could lead to suffocating the child. Also, head lice can hold their breath for up to 8 hours. And, this method is not effective at all in killing nits, or lice eggs. So ultimately, it would need to be repeated every 7-10 days to kill head lice that were newly hatched, if it does kill them at all. Our suggestion, save the mayo for your next backyard BBQ with the neighbors.
Hair Straighteners, Hair Dryers, and Hair Trimmers, Oh My!
According to some sources, one out of four parents admits to using a hair straighter to attempt burning head lice out of their child’s scalp. The image of that is disturbing, although we do understand the desperation that parents have probably reached by that point. Others say that keeping a hot hairdryer on the scalp for an extended period of time has been their go-to when nothing else seemed to work. Others, yes about 50% of parents, admit that they have considered shaving the child’s head to finally be rid of head lice.
THE PROBLEM: First of all, beauty tools such as curling irons, hair straighteners, and hair dryers were never designed as head lice removal tools. These instruments are designed to reach up to 365 – 400 degrees! Imagine the severe damage that could be done to a child’s scalp when these devices are used improperly. Especially, if left on for significant periods attempting to burn out head lice or nits. Consider also, no child thinks of having head lice as a pleasant experience. To shave their head or chop off their hair would only add to the humiliation and harshness of their problem.
Lice Clinics of America offers REAL solutions, with our FDA approved, safe, effective, and reliable AirAllé treatment device. This process is science in action, leaving behind the mess, worry, and uncertainty if your treatments are even working. Leave this problem to the professionals who have eliminated head lice for thousands of people, just like you! Call Lice Clinics of America Texas to get the help you need.
In today’s modern world it is apparent that many morals that people used to hold in high regard are becoming “old ways” of the past. Morality, profanity, pornography, and many more things that used to be regarded as inappropriate are constantly in our children’s lives, popping up in places we would never even expect.
We as parents can take heart that there is always one moral issue we can instill in our children that will help them to have happiness and positivity in life, which is an attitude of gratitude.
A wise person once said, “Gratitude turns what we have into enough.” As a lasting and important principle that will greatly benefit throughout all walks of life, what can we do to help them truly develop a sense of gratitude?
Please and Thank You, But That’s Just the Start
Millennials are pegged with a sense of entitlement. Let’s do our best to stop that mentality by showing our children they need to show appreciation for the things people do for them. A simple please and thank you is extremely important, but just the tip of the iceberg.
How can we show children to express their gratitude with more than words? Take Action!
Take them a homeless shelter so they can help distribute clothing or serve meals. Find an elderly person in the neighborhood and visit regularly. Clean their gutters, rake their leaves or do things for them like take out their trash or bathe their dog. Find a friend at school who needs a pick me up, write than a secret note or leave a secret gift.
These small acts of service instill in our children a love of others. It helps them to recognize empathy, and how to truly feel what it is like to be in someone else’s shoes.
Children that can look past their own struggles or world are much more capable of feeling grateful for their blessings.
Teach Them to Take Time Every Day to Express Gratitude For Blessings
Whether children begin to write in a gratitude journal, write a letter to their future selves, share heartfelt moments about their days to a parent, or even offer a prayer to a higher power, this is a powerful tool for young people. When children arrive home from school, before meals, and at bedtime, take care to teach your child that these quiet moments of reflection are wonderful for contemplating the good things in their life. Regaining this positive outlook can do a lot to help them learn to think happy, good, and grateful thoughts in life.
Ask children, what is one thing today that made you laugh? Who made you feel good about yourself today, and how? Who did something for you today you could not do yourself? These prompts can get them really thinking about the blessings in their life.
Give Children An Opportunity to Give of Their Time and Talents
When I was a child we had a neighbor who experienced a tragic home fire a few days after Christmas. I will never forget as a five-year-old child, my mother asking me to pick two of my favorite gifts from Christmas that I would like to give to the little girl in that family. I chose a stuffed teddy bear and wooden puzzle.
That memory of rewrapping those gifts that I had so loved and preparing to give them away is a feeling that has shaped my decisions through a lot of circumstances in life. I learned at a young age to put others before myself. To be grateful for the chances to bless the lives of others.
As adults, we understand that every day there are small and large ways we can benefit others. Look for those opportunities for your child as well. Help them learn through your example.
This Thanksgiving season may we all try a little harder to be more grateful. As we do, that joy and peace will pass along to those in our lives we love and cherish.
Do you have a child who has been dealing with head lice? Are you worried you could possibly have caught head lice as well, but are feeling a little hesitant to ask someone to look for you? Remember, head lice are not a sign of poverty, poor hygiene, or a messy person. Head lice are simply a part of life and have been for centuries. In fact, if you live in a household with children between the ages of 3-10 you are much more likely to be exposed to head lice than other adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children these ages are the most likely to bring home head lice. Every year in the United States, up to 12 million of them do!
Here are a few things to remember when checking yourself for head lice:
-As embarrassed as you may feel, it really is more beneficial to have a professional at Lice Clinics of America check your scalp for you. A friend, physician or family member would also be able to check your scalp and clearly see symptoms. However, the professionals are much more accurate at determining between rashes and real symptoms, dandruff or head lice eggs.
-If you determine that you’d rather just look for a problem yourself, get two mirrors and face them together. The most common place for head lice to hide on the head is behind your ears, the nape of your neck and the crown of your head. Head lice are the size of a small sesame seed. After feeding, they are browner in color. Often, they are very difficult to see, especially in darker hair, because they are translucent in color and can blend in with hair color.
-Get yourself a nitpicking comb. This tool will help you separate hair near the roots and brush through it to determine if you see any nits. Lice eggs, or nits, are usually white in color and do not flake off as easily as dandruff or dead skin. Check the comb after each time you brush through. It could pick up traces of head lice or eggs. Keep a clean bowl of water and a white towel handy to help you see what you brush off.
-What else do I need to look for? Watch for redness, rashes, bumps or irritations on the scalp. As head lice feed they secrete saliva that keeps your blood from clotting so they can feed several times in the same spot throughout the day. This saliva is usually what causes the human scalp to itch and feel irritated.
-Pretty sure you have head lice? The average adult who discovers they have head lice will have 15-20 active adult lice on their scalp. This means that you have actually had head lice for several weeks, giving lice eggs time to hatch and grown into full adult lice. Come into Lice Clinics of America today to talk about your BEST treatment options to eliminate head lice quickly and stop the hassle.