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Author archives: Jessica Eddowes

Apr

26

Lice Again?!

When I found lice for the sixth time I wanted to scream into a pillow, but first I had to wash it! I asked my pediatrician for his best prevention advice? “Remain Childless,” he said with a straight face. Thanks a lot Dr. Dry Humor! In 2014 B.L. (Before Lice) during a more innocent era

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Apr

25

Bath Time

Who knew? Lice can swim—or at least they can survive under water. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), studies “show that head lice can survive under water for several hours but are unlikely to be spread by the water in a swimming pool.” Head lice hold tightly onto the child’s (or

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Apr

25

Laundry

When you’ve had head lice in your home, it is important to properly clean the clothing, bedding and other materials the person with lice has been in contact with. Here is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended laundry procedure: “Machine wash and dry clothing, bed linens, and other items that the infested

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Apr

25

Cleaning

A common misconception about treating people and homes that have had contact with lice is that the only way to get them out of the house is to put everything in the home that is made of any type of fabric in plastic bags for two weeks and have the furniture and carpets cleaned. Not

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Apr

22

April 22 , 2016 | Posted by Jessica Eddowes |

Our Lice Treatment Professional's Secret Weapon: AirAllé

When it comes to determining the best way to get rid of lice, most parents fall into two groups. The first takes the DIY approach—these are the do-it-yourself folks who will trudge to the drugstore and get the lice-removal products or home-remedy alternatives and get busy nitpicking. Then there is the PWIT crowd—the pay-whatever-it-takes parents

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Apr

14

April 14 , 2016 | Posted by Jessica Eddowes |

No More Nitpicking!

When a child has head lice, most parents want it gone. Now. Unfortunately, the “now” part has seemed nearly impossible. There just hasn’t been a quick fix for head lice. It typically takes weeks of painstaking combing to make sure the lice and their eggs are gone for good. The real problem is the eggs.

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Apr

13

7 Stages Of Lice Infestation You’ll Relate To!

Welcome! It’s lice to meet you. As a mother of six parasite-prone children, I have tons of lice experience. In fact, I’m just itching to show off my “lousy” resume and if necessary, I can supply three nitwit personal references too. Letter of recommendation? Yep! I’ve got a truly hair-raising one written by a nymph, [...]

Apr

12

Other Parents

Parents don’t like to talk about lice. That’s a shame, because communication is one of the most effective ways to prevent lice outbreaks. If you know that lice are present in a school, daycare or camp, you can take precautions to protect your own child from getting lice. The best time to talk about lice

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Apr

12

School Staff

The best time to talk to school officials about head lice is before there is an outbreak in the school—like at the beginning of school year—when no one is in a state of crisis. Schools have been dealing with head lice for decades and most have a procedure for dealing with outbreaks. Find out what

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Apr

12

Kids

When your child is sent home from school because he or she has head lice, the first thing you should say is, “You didn’t do anything wrong.” (You should say this to yourself as well!) It’s true. If your child comes home from school and says that another kid in school has lice, you can

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