Entries by FreshHeads

Lice Treatment for Children. Safe and Gentle Approaches

Lice infestations are a common problem among children, especially elementary-age kids, and teens in public schools, that can cause discomfort, itching, and embarrassment. As a parent or caregiver, finding safe and gentle lice treatment options for kids is extremely important to prevent scalp damage or exacerbating the lice infestation.  Children near each other are particularly […]

Beyond Combs and Chemicals: Embracing Innovation in Lice Removal

For parents, educators, and healthcare professionals alike, the battle against head lice is a relentless and enduring one. The mention of these tiny parasitic insects often triggers a wave of panic, distaste, and sometimes outright fear. The historical association of head lice with poor hygiene has done much to stigmatize these uninvited guests, despite the […]

Head Lice: What Parents Need to Know

If you are a caregiver of a small child, then you may or may or may not have dealt with the trials that ensue when they test positive for head lice. If you have, you may recall what that moment felt like. Stressed, worried, and with an onslaught of questions running through your brain, you […]

No-Panic Guide To Head Lice Treatment

Head lice are tiny insects found on the human scalp. To survive, they feed on blood from the scalp. The crawling and biting from lice causes the infected person to itch and scratch at their head. Itching is the most common symptom of head lice and is a major sign that someone may have it. […]

Can Lice Jump?

The epidemiology of lice, specifically head lice (Pediculus humanus capitis), revolves around their prevalence, risk factors, and patterns of transmission. Lice infestations are most commonly observed in children aged 3 to 11 years, particularly those attending schools or childcare facilities. The close proximity and frequent head-to-head contact in these environments facilitate lice transmission. Additionally, factors […]

Why Is Science-Based Lice Treatment Important?

Dealing with lice infestations can be a stressful and frustrating experience, especially for parents and educators. While numerous lice treatment options flood the market, it is crucial to understand the significance of science-based approaches. In this blog, we will delve into how lice infestations are diagnosed, the varying treatment options, and reasons why science-based lice […]

Can Pets Get Lice From Humans?

Rather curious if you think about it. Can your pets get lice from humans? They look an awful lot like fleas and cause similar symptoms and issues like them as well. The constant itching, scratching, and raised red skin can make you think that they must all be connected right? Not quite.  See, just because […]

What Does Lice Look Like?

A head lice infestation can be one of the trickiest conditions that caregivers can come across when handling small children. The reason is, if left unchecked the condition can not only worsen but spread to anyone who comes into contact, especially if they live under the same roof. There is an onslaught of information available […]

Symptoms Of Head Lice Infestation

Itchy and scratchy. Scratchy and itchy. It might seem like nothing at first. But as time goes on you begin to notice that the satisfying yet abrasive hand-to-head contact is happening more frequently. Then your mind starts racing. Did you use a new shampoo? When was the last time you washed your hair? Maybe a […]

What Is A Nymph Lice?

When you or someone you know catches a case of head lice, what is the first thing you think about doing? Is it googling a treatment facility? Is it spraying and disinfecting every corner of your house? Is it phoning a friend or family member who you know has dealt with the issue before? Maybe […]