Entries by FreshHeads

Cleaning the Bedroom After a Lice Infestation 101

Most parents when they find out their child or family member has head lice worry about how to clean the house from an infestation. They will frantically look up ways to clean the house such as, “how long do lice live on mattresses?” or “can lice live in my carpet?”. Don’t panic! Here is our […]

Common Signs Your Child Has Lice

What are lice? Lice are parasitic insects that are about the size of a sesame seed. They can only be spread through head-to-head contact and children are more likely to get lice than adults. Even if your child has good hygiene, there is still the possibility of a lice infestation as hygiene is not an […]

How to Know If You Have Lice or Dandruff

Your child is complaining of having an itchy scalp, you take a look and you see white stuff, but you’re not sure if it’s dandruff or lice because oftentimes dandruff looks like nits to the untrained eye. While lice is the answer no parent wants to hear, it is a possibility. We know how disruptive […]

Does the Weather Temperature Affect Lice?

As the seasons change and your kids go back to school, there is always the concern of lice spreading. You may be hoping or have heard that in the winter months, lice are less commonly spread. The truth is, there are no dormant months for lice and lice spread all year long. As long as […]

HELP! I’ve Been Exposed to Lice

You or your child has been exposed to lice, you’re freaking out and not sure what to do. You’re starting to run through the interaction you had with the person who has confirmed lice and you’re starting to wonder how long after exposure to lice do you get it? Your child isn’t allowed back in […]

How Long Can Lice Live Without a Host?

There are a few different types of lice but the one that most of us are familiar with, pediculus humanus capitis, is what is more commonly referred to as head lice. These tiny critters are parasitic insects that live in the hair and on the scalp of humans.  Head lice feed on human blood several […]

3 Dangers Behind Untreated Lice

Head lice are a common problem, with millions of students bringing them home to share each year. The itching may take a while to start for some patients, but if they are removed as soon as they’re found, there is not a lot of real harm that can be done.  For most families, lice are […]

Could You Have Lice and Not Know it?

It may come as a surprise, but it is possible to have head lice in your hair without your knowledge. Itching is one of the main signs of lice that people are looking for if they’re suspicious. What most people don’t know is that the itching caused by these tiny parasites can take weeks to […]

Spring Break Plans? Beware of Lice While Traveling

Spring break is a time where traveling is high. Highschoolers and college students across the nation get a week off from school, parents take off of work to enjoy time with their children to enjoy a break and the fresh spring weather. Most people travel to go on vacations with friends, or visit family. When […]

Lice Comb Outs: Process and Procedures

Lice completely disrupts your daily routine and once you think you might have it, it’s best to get it treated immediately. You’ve discovered you have lice and you’re not sure what to do next. You see all these links, treatments, and tools, but you’re not sure what they mean. We’re here to help break the […]