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Lice Treatment Removal Information in Boston Area

When Should You Repeat Lice Shampoo?

16 January

When Should You Repeat Lice Shampoo? There is a lot of confusion in 2020 about how to treat lice. First of all most parents feel deeply stressed upon learning that their children have head lice. This leads many parents to use pesticide lice shampoo to treat lice. However the latest data indicates that lice shampoos […]

The Harm of Popular Lice Treatments

09 January

The Harm of Popular Lice Treatments. New research suggests  exposure to a widely used lice insecticide may increase the risk for cardiovascular disease and early death. Pyrethrin and its synthetic derivatives are used in lice shampoos. They are absorbed by the body and then metabolized and excreted in urine. Thus, when you apply lice treatments […]

Winter Head Lice. What Every Parent Needs to Know.

03 December

Winter Head Lice. Is it possible to get lice in the winter? While it is true that head lice do not like cold weather, head lice are, in fact, present 12 months of the year. Even during a chilly New England winter, head lice are spreading successfully amongst elementary school aged children. And some of […]

Head Lice Love Thanksgiving!

23 November

Head Lice Love Thanksgiving! And not just because Turkeys have their own lice! In fact your kids getting together with your cousin’s kids and your friend’s kids presents the optimal situation for head lice transmission. Because all of that hugging and cuddling and jumping around on couches is good for lice. In addition the kids […]

Lice Bites Rash on Neck. Get Help Today

05 November

Lice Bites Rash on Neck. Parents often wonder why kids get a rash on the back of their neck that looks like lice bites. In fact the red spots on your child’s neck just under the hairline are not lice bites. Rather, the red spots are the signs of an allergic reaction to lice bites. […]

How Long Does Itching Last After Lice Treatment?

30 October

Lice Itching Symptoms, how long will they last after treatment? You can have an itchy scalp for up to 3 weeks after head lice treatment. Furthermore here are the Top 3 reasons for itching symptoms after lice treatment. • Pesticide lice treatments can continue to irritate the scalp. • Repeated daily vigorous lice combing can […]

Can Dogs Get Head Lice?

24 October

Can head lice live on dogs? In fact head lice are permanent obligate human ectoparasites which means they can only live on humans. Over time head lice have undergone numerous adaptations to allow them to occupy a very specific niche in the world of arthropods, that of the human scalp. Most individual head lice will […]

Do Lice Jump? Myths About Lice You Need to Know.

14 October

Do Lice Jump? Do you worry about head lice jumping from other children onto your child? What about lice transmission via bike helmets or baseball helmets? In fact you can relax when your child shares hats, helmets or costumes. Because head lice are not transmitted by hats, helmets or costumes.  Head lice are only transmitted […]

Hair Casts vs Head Lice. How to tell the Difference.

03 October
Hair Casts vs Head Lice. How to tell the Difference.

Hair Casts vs Head Lice. How to tell the Difference. First of all the fail-safe way to tell the difference between a nit and a hair cast, is that hair casts are friable, or easily crumbled, when you crush them between your fingers.  Furthermore you could never crush a nit, as lice nits have a […]