Entries by FreshHeads

How to Protect Your Child from Lice at School

As we near the start of another school year, many parents are focused on traditional preparations such as supplies, immunizations, sports training, or new school clothes. One action that parents often overlook is the importance of educating themselves on head lice. With the wide prevalence of head lice, catching them at some point is almost […]

Does Chlorine Kill Lice?

With another school year over, parents and children are excited to join in the summer fun! Parents, however, often begin to wonder more about how their child’s many summer activities can affect their risk for head lice. In fact, with the arrival of summer, we often come across many parents who begin to wonder if […]

Summer Camp Lice Prevention Tips

Ah, summer camp. Campfires, s’mores, swimming, and…head lice? “Head lice don’t take the summer off,” said Mandy Ottesen, owner of Fresh Heads Lice Removal clinics based in Jacksonville, FL. “In fact, summer camps are ‘custom made’ to spread head lice, with kids in close quarters, sleeping and playing together for extended periods of time.” No […]

Does Lice Shampoo Work?

For parents treating their child with lice, it can be overwhelming to carefully select a lice shampoo, only to discover that it doesn’t work. At Fresh Heads Lice Removal, we often talk to parents who tell us that they tried using lice shampoo on their child, and it either didn’t kill the lice, or the […]

Is Lice Shampoo Safe for Kids?

After discovering that their child has lice, many parents immediately become concerned about the safety of lice treatment products. This concern turns to distress at such times as the announcement by the Food and Drug Administration that Lindane, an ingredient once commonly found in lice treatment products, has been linked to nerve damage. While it […]

How Long Do Lice Live on Stuffed Animals?

Lice infestations can be extremely stressful, and the idea of having to bag away every single one of your child’s stuffed animals only serves to further add to your stress and exhaustion. Currently, the CDC recommends that all non-washable clothing and toys that have had contact with an infected person be sealed in a plastic […]

How to Get Lice Out of Your House

Few things in the life of a parent are as stressful as a lice infestation. Exhausted parents often clean their house from top to bottom and wonder why they can’t seem to rid their child of lice, and why the infestation seems to continue. Spending lots of time or money on deep housecleaning in order […]

How Long Can Lice Live on a Couch?

After receiving treatment for lice, often the top concern of parents is whether or not their child or family member will re-contract lice from furniture, clothing, or other household objects. Parents often wonder in fear, “Can my child return home after receiving treatment, only to rub against our couch or their pillow and start this […]