Cases of super lice like these are on the rise.

Cases of Super Lice on the Rise Nationwide

At Fresh Heads Lice Removal, we understand how difficult and stressful it is to discover that your child has lice. However, parents are finding even more cause for concern as they hear about the emergence of treatment-resistant super lice. We’ll let you in on everything you need to know about super lice, and how you can protect your family.

What Are Super Lice?

Over the past few months, doctors across the country reported a 30% increase in super lice(with some states reporting a 95% increase), but what exactly are super lice? Super lice are a breed of lice that have mutated to form a resistance to insecticides. These lice are thought to have evolved pesticide-resistant genes to survive, which means that over the counter lice treatments are ineffective. In fact, a 2016 Journal of Medical Entomology study revealed that 96 percent of the lice in 48 states are resistant to pyrethroids (a type of insecticide commonly found in most over-the-counter lice treatments). Many experts believe that the emergence of these super lice is responsible for the overall rise in lice cases because the resistant nature of the lice to traditional treatment gives them more time to spread.

AirAllé®: Breakthrough Treatment for Super Lice

While over the counter lice treatments are ineffective for super lice removal, fortunately, professional treatment alternatives exist. At Fresh Heads Lice Removal, our professional technicians and experts take a safe and effective approach to lice treatment that is capable of addressing all lice (even resistant breeds). We stop super lice in their tracks using AirAllé®, a completely safe FDA-cleared medical device. A cutting edge device, AirAllé® kills lice and lice eggs through dehydration, and a single one-hour treatment kills head lice and 99.2% of lice eggs. Because it does not rely on traditional insecticides, AirAllé® is capable of successfully treating super lice. As an added bonus, because the AirAllé® device is so effective at killing lice eggs, the chances of your child needing a follow-up treatment is very small (less than 1% re-treatment rate).

Treatment for Super Lice in Jacksonville and Orlando, FL, and Savannah, GA

While super lice are a cause of concern, it’s possible to effectively remove them through professional treatment options. At Fresh Heads Lice Removal, we believe that getting rid of lice doesn’t have to be complicated, stressful, or expensive. We pride ourselves on being a lice service that your family can rely on for the safe diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of lice. We are able to effectively treat super lice through AirAllé®. At Fresh Heads Lice Removal, we are committed to safely and quickly removing head lice so your child can return to normal life as quickly as possible. Whether its super lice or normal lice, we help you select the most effective treatment option for your child or family member, so that we can help get them the relief they need. To learn more about our list of services and featured products, contact one of our Jacksonville, FL, Orlando, FL, or Savannah, GA Fresh Heads locations today!

 

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Schools Without Lice.

Schools Without Lice

At Fresh Heads Lice Removal, our goal is to get rid of lice in schools nationwide. We created the Schools Without Lice program in partnership with the Lice Clinics of America to support nurses and teachers with free resources, screenings, and treatments. Together, we can take another step toward making schools lice-free!

Children touching heads--the main way lice is spread.

How Is Lice Spread?

For parents, hearing that someone in their child’s classroom has lice is often their worst nightmare. In fact, we often receive phone calls from panicked parents unsure of what course of action to take once they find themselves in this situation. Over the course of many years, we’ve realized that a good deal of their initial concern arises from the uncertainty about how lice is spread. We’ll outline some facts about how lice is actually spread, so that you can be better equipped to treat or prevent them.

Lice Cannot Spread by Jumping

First things first: one of the most important facts for parents to know about head lice is that lice cannot jump. Their only “mode of transportation” is crawling. They have no wings and aren’t capable of jumping, which means that a louse cannot jump from one person’s head onto another.

How Lice is Spread 98% of the Time: Head-to-Head Contact

Because lice cannot fly or jump, they are only spread through direct head-to-head contact. As a result, lice are commonly spread among children who are often in close physical proximity, often with their heads, hair, and clothing touching and being close enough to allow lice to crawl from one to another. It’s also important to note that the spread of lice is not in any way related to personal hygiene (lice are attracted to blood, not dirt and bacteria).

How Lice is Spread in Less than 2% of Cases: Inanimate Objects

Although head-to-head contact accounts for the vast majority of head lice cases, there is an extremely small chance that your child could get lice another way. If you want to cover every possible base, consider the following:

Lice can possibly be spread through the sharing of clothing or accessories that are used on or near the hair. As a result, it’s important to discourage your child from sharing personal items such as hairbrushes, combs, barrettes or ribbons, hats, hair elastics, hair pieces/hair extensions.

Make sure your child has their own equipment, such as helmets, if they participate in sports or athletics. It’s also a good idea to discourage them from sharing towels after shampooing and showering post-game/practice.

Stop the Spread of Lice with Fresh Heads Lice Removal

Understanding how lice is spread is an important key to both prevention and peace of mind. If you suspect your child has lice, it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible. At Fresh Heads Lice Removal, we are committed to empowering our customers with the head lice facts they need in order to safely and quickly eradicate lice. We pride ourselves on being a lice service that your family can rely on to help you safely diagnose, treat, or prevent a full-blown lice infestation. We help you select the most effective lice treatment option so that you and your child can return to normal life as quickly as possible. Contact Fresh Heads Lice Removal today to learn more about our safe and affordable treatment options!

 


Schools Without Lice.

Schools Without Lice

Fresh Heads Lice Removal’s goal is to get rid of lice in schools across the country. Our partnership with Lice Clinics of America for the Schools Without Lice program supports nurses and teachers with free resources, screenings, and treatments. Take another step toward lice-free schools!

Boy scratching his head due to lice.

Common Myths About Head Lice

Head lice are a common occurrence among school-aged children, but many misconceptions and myths still exist about them. When you discover that your child has lice, knowing the correct information will help you understand what to do for effective removal. Below we’ll go through some common myths about head lice and outline the head lice facts you should know!

Myth 1: Lice Are Impossible to See with the Naked Eye

A louse is about the size of a sesame seed, which means that it is possible to see them with the naked eye. It’s best to use a magnifying glass while in natural light. Nits (eggs), on the other hand, may be more difficult to see and require a trained eye.

Myth 2: Lice Can Jump

One of the most important head lice facts for parents to know is that lice cannot jump. Their only “mode of transportation” is crawling. They have no wings and cannot jump, which means that a louse cannot jump from one person’s head onto another. Lice are spread through direct contact when heads, hair, and clothing are touching and close enough to allow lice to crawl from one person to another.

Myth 3: Bad Personal Hygiene is to Blame for Catching Lice

Lice are attracted to blood, not dirt or bacteria. This means that no matter how great a person’s hygiene habits are—they can still get lice. Nits and lice cling to hair follicles and have sticky secretions, which means that shampooing alone won’t rid the scalp of lice.

Myth 4: Lice Carry and Transmit Disease

Lice are harmless in this regard. According to the CDC, head lice do not transmit or carry disease.

Myth 5: You Must Place Your Child’s Toys and Belongings into Plastic Bags to Kill Lice

It’s important for parents to realize that the lice life cycle relies on blood and warmth from a human host in order to support survival. Without the warmth and blood of the human scalp, the lice life cycle is cut short as nits cannot hatch and usually die within a week. This means that once a louse leaves your child’s head, its timeline for survival decreases exponentially. So, while bagging up every single stuffed animal won’t hurt, it’s important to narrow your cleaning efforts to the items that had contact with your child.

Fresh Heads Lice Removal

At Fresh Heads Lice Removal, we are committed to empowering our customers with the head lice facts they need in order to safely and quickly eradicate lice. We pride ourselves on being a lice service that your family can rely on to help you safely diagnose, treat, or prevent a full-blown lice infestation. We help you select the most effective lice treatment option so that you and your child can return to normal life as quickly as possible. We have clinics in Jacksonville and Orlando, FL, and Savannah, GA. Contact Fresh Heads Lice Removal today to learn more about our safe and affordable treatment options!

 


Schools Without Lice.

Schools Without Lice

At Fresh Heads Lice Removal, our goal is to eradicate lice in schools across the country. We have partnered with Lice Clinics of America to create the Schools Without Lice program, which supports our nurses and teachers with free resources, screenings, and treatments. Let’s take another step toward lice-free schools!