One of the most frustrating and upsetting things that you can be faced with as a parent is head lice. When you find out your child has lice, you can quickly become frantic.
Having never dealt with lice before, many parents are unaware of how to handle them. Questions quickly start flying, such as, “Where did the lice come from?”, “How did my child get them?” and “What’s the fastest way to get rid of them?” All of these questions are valid, and knowing the answers will help you handle the situation as quickly and as stress-free as possible.
Fortunately, when you visit a lice treatment center, you’ll be assigned to specialists who can effectively treat your child’s lice, ensuring that he or she doesn’t bring them home and transmit them to other family members. In the meantime, Fresh Heads is here to answer your most searched lice questions:
1. What Type of Product Should I Use for My Children?
Unfortunately, there are no over-the-counter or prescription medications that are safe and effective for getting rid of lice and nits. This is because these products contain pesticides that can be extremely harmful for your children, and also because over time, head lice have become resistant to the pesticides.
Thankfully, Fresh Heads Lice Removal has lice treatment centers in Savannah, Jacksonville, and Orlando, that offer all-natural solutions for treating head lice. This makes us the perfect option for your child if you need to treat and eliminate lice.
2. What Chemicals Are in OTC Lice Shampoos?
OTC lice shampoos that are available in stores today contain active ingredients (pesticides) as well as inert ingredients. Active ingredients are meant to kill the lice, while inert ingredients don’t target the pest. The active ingredient found in most OTC lice shampoos is Permethrin.
These ingredients can be harmful in that pesticides contain components called solvents, that dissolve and can be absorbed through your child’s scalp. Even the inert ingredients can result in toxic effects, and can potentially be even more dangerous than the active ingredients.
If you want a much safer option, it’s best to have your lice handled by professionals, like in our lice treatment center. Fresh Heads Lice Removal uses the FDA-cleared AirAllé® device to treat lice. This way, you can know that you’re treating lice and protecting your child from harmful toxins.
3. Can I Get Rid of Lice Using Home Remedies?
Home remedies—treatments that you find in your kitchen cupboards or bathroom cabinet—are not effective against lice. Not only that, but many of these treatments ask you to wrap your child’s head in plastic wrap overnight. Doing so puts your child at great risk of suffocation.
If you’re looking for all-natural treatment for your child’s lice problem, we suggest that you book an appointment at Fresh Heads Lice Removal. Our treatments are all-natural and safe for your child and the environment.
4. How Do I Treat My Home for Lice?
As soon as you find out your child has lice, you should limit their contact with other family members and get them treated as quickly as possible. Since lice die within 24 hours after they are removed from a human scalp, your efforts to treat lice in the home should actually focus on treating heads and conducting head checks. However, you should also wash any clothing or bedding recently used by the infested family member.
Lice Treatment in Savannah, Jacksonville, and Orlando
Dealing with lice can stir some panic in parents. However, hopefully now that you know the answers to some of the most common questions asked about head lice, your panic is alleviated. By now you also know that, when faced with lice, it’s best to seek the help of the professionals, like those at Fresh Heads Lice Removal.
If you’re experiencing lice symptoms and need treatment right away, book an appointment with us! Our lice treatment center uses the FDA-cleared AirAllé® device to get rid of lice and eggs in one treatment. It’s an all-natural treatment that doesn’t use any chemicals and is the safest option for you. Book your appointment today.
Schools Without Lice
At Fresh Heads Lice Removal, our mission is to get rid of lice in schools across the United States. We’ve partnered with the Lice Clinics of America to create the Schools Without Lice program. Through this program, we provide school nurses and teachers with free screenings, resources, and treatments. Together, we can have schools without lice!