Although many consider Halloween to be the kickoff to the holiday season, Thanksgiving is the holiday that really gets everything started. It’s the first fall/winter holiday where school is let out for several days, and families and friends gather together. Seeing relatives and loved ones you haven’t seen for some time means that there might be an influx of hugging and cuddling, which is a ripe opportunity for head lice to be spread. Head lice don’t care what time of the year it is, they just want a warm head to feed on and lay their eggs and they will happily infest a new host if they get the chance!
Even if it’s never happened before, it’s entirely possible for a family member to bring a case of head lice to a family gathering without anyone knowing it, others may not want anyone to know. Too many people deal with head lice in silence because they’re self-conscious, thinking that head lice are a symptom of poor hygiene or a dirty home. However, this is completely untrue. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that “Personal hygiene or cleanliness in the home or school has nothing to do with getting head lice.”
“Talking about head lice treatment and head lice prevention can be uncomfortable to discuss with family and friends. However, we increase the odds of being infested and/or sharing head lice infestation with others when we don’t discuss it,” says Masoud, owner of Lice Clinics of America in Pleasanton and Concord, serving Concord, Pleasanton, Dublin, Livermore, San Ramon, Tracy, CA. “Head lice is often a taboo subject however, it’s vital to discuss with your friends and family in order to stop the infestation in your friend circle.”
When a case of lice isn’t spoken about to anyone, the spread of it can go unchecked. Even if you or your child are treated for head lice, you won’t know who else has it unless someone speaks up. The main reason why people don’t talk about head lice is out of fear: fear of being unfairly judged for being infested, or fear of the nature of head lice itself. Well-known lice treatments often require multiple applications, and, during those treatments, only live bugs are killed. This means in order to be successful hours and hours of treatments and combing have to take place before all forms of head lice are gone.
“We eliminate the need for countless hours and days of coming at our Lice Clinics of America clinics in Pleasanton and Concord,” said Masoud. “Our treatment process is different from other clinics because we use the AirAllé, which is an FDA-Cleared medical device which has been scientifically proven to not only kill live lice but also 99.2% of lice eggs (nits) through dehydration.”
The AirAllé treatment takes about an hour and is incredibly effective because it not only kills the lice – but it kills the eggs, so they never hatch, which means no “nit-picking” is required. As part of our service, we do offer a comb-out to remove any of the dead debris from the hair. The best part is customers go home lice-free. In turn, it also makes their holidays worry-free and that much more enjoyable!
Lice Clinics of America – Pleasanton & Concord is one of more than 350 Lice Clinics of America treatment centers in more than 36 countries. Lice Clinics of America is the largest and fastest growing network of professional head lice treatment centers in the world.