Tag Archives: Lice Treatment Boston

Can a Freezer Kill Lice?

23 January

Can a Freezer Kill Lice? Yes Dorothy you can take your headbands, bows, elastics, combs and brushes and put them in the freezer overnight to kill anything related to head lice. First of all place all items in a zip-loc bag. Next put the zip-loc bag in the freezer overnight. Finally, pour yourself a glass […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Head Lice Best Practices September 2019

09 September

Head Lice Best Practices September 2019. As a parent you want to know how to properly diagnose. In addition you want to be able to treat head lice quickly, safely and easily without the stress and stigma. Once you understand the basics of head lice treatment your stress level goes down and your peace of […]

How to Prevent Head Lice: Back to School Lice Prevention Tips

05 September

How to Prevent Head Lice. There a so many myths about head lice that as a parent you need specific guidance about lice treatment in 2019. Top 3 Lice Prevention Tips. 1.  Combing with a good metal Nit-Comb is the foundation to all successful lice prevention. 2. Combing with a good head lice conditioner product […]

Super Lice After Summer Camp? Get Head Checks for Your Kids.

28 August

Super Lice After Summer Camp?   Mutant Super Lice bothering folks in your neighborhood? August is high season for lice. Between the end of summer camp and the start of school, head lice are at their peak regarding lice infestations of school aged children. According to this published study in the Journal of Entomology  in 42 […]