For years, the only head lice removal remedies were to manually go through each strand of hair “nit-pick” and/or comb out all of the lice and lice eggs (nits). Head lice have been around since the first reported humans and even Cleopatra was buried with golden lice combs. More recently, head lice shampoos, over-the-counter treatments, and prescriptions from doctors were introduced as effective solutions to dealing with head lice. In most cases, they were very effective… until they weren’t.
Pesticides in traditional store-bought lice treatments only kill 25% of lice because they don’t kill today’s pesticide-resistant super lice, nor do they kill the lice eggs. It’s up to you, the parent or caregiver, to comb out the lice and the nits which can require hours of combing for days or even weeks! This means a ton of work for parents and caregivers. If even one nit is missed, the cycle can start over again and you will have an active infestation back in 3-4 weeks.
Some parents/caregivers strip the bed and wash sheets, pillowcases, and pajamas. However, this doesn’t necessarily kill lice. Lice can hold their breath for up to six hours, so running them through a wash cycle or jumping into a swimming pool doesn’t mean the lice will drown.
“We’ve heard many stories of parents going to extremes to get rid of lice before they finally come to our clinic,” says Masoud, owner of Lice Clinics of America in Pleasanton and Concord, serving Concord, Pleasanton, Dublin, Livermore, San Ramon, Tracy, CA. “Weeks of buying over the counter lice treatments, prescription lice treatments or DIY home lice remedies ranging from vodka, kerosene, dog shampoo, mayonnaise. The lengths to which people will go to rid their home of head lice can be devastating. They shave their kids’ heads, throw away their toys and have even saran-wrapped their beds and pillows to stop a lice infestation.”
All while this is going on at home, your child is enduring discomfort and potential embarrassment or bullying at school. And let’s not forget the hours of combing through their hair.
“During its life span a mature female louse can lay 50-150 eggs, also called nits. This is how an infestation can get out of hand quickly,” says Masoud. “Most head lice treatment options do not kill lice eggs so when the eggs hatch the vicious ‘lice cycle’ continues.”
Because there are so many eggs laid, you can get caught in the lice cycle for weeks, months, and in some rare cases, years. Over-the-counter treatments are effective, but after a few weeks of purchasing and re-purchasing them, and spending hours combing and cleaning, the costs add up. So, why go through all of this stress when Lice Clinics of America is right here and can solve your lice problem in about an hour?
Lice Clinics of America’s FDA-cleared, clinically proven heated-air technology is guaranteed to kill lice, super lice, and 99.2% of lice eggs (nits). The treatment is performed by certified head lice experts who also provide consultations to prevent re-infestations. One treatment. One hour. 100% Guaranteed. Lice Clinics of America’s treatment protocol has treated nearly 675,000 people with less than a 1% retreatment rate. Let Lice Clinics of America help you get rid of lice problem so you can get back to what’s important.
Lice Clinics of America – Pleasanton & Concord is one of more than 300 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.