Winter break is a peak time for head lice transmission, according to Lisa Liss, manager of three Lice Clinics of AmericaÒ locations in West LA, Encino and Santa Clarita. Families gather, kids are having sleepovers and parties, and head lice spread. “Every year, we see people getting head lice during the holidays, disrupting their peace of mind,” Liss said. “The best way to keep head lice out of your home for the holidays is identify and treat them quickly. It’s not as easy as you might think.”
According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), part of the National Institutes for Health, one of the challenges of dealing with head lice is correctly identifying the problem. “Because head lice can move quickly, their detection requires expertise and experience,” the NCBI said. Even health care providers frequently misdiagnose head lice infestations.
“To diagnose a case of head lice accurately,” Liss said. “finding a live louse is critical. That’s what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says, and it’s been our experience, too. We also look for viable eggs as they will hatch, resulting in an increasing infestation. We offer professional screenings at our clinic and highly recommend them before and after school breaks,” Liss said. “It’s the best way to have peace of mind that your household is lice-free.”
“You can’t rely on a child scratching his or her head because many people have no symptoms for several weeks. In fact, most of our clients have had lice for about a month before they come in,” Liss said. “Head lice are fast—they can travel eight inches per second and will hide deep in a child’s hair, which can make them really hard to find on children with long hair.”
Sometimes, people think they have head lice but a professional screening reveals it’s just dandruff or dry skin. “You shouldn’t have to pay to be treated for something you or your kids don’t have. But if we do find head lice, you can be treated on the spot and leave our clinic lice-free in about an hour,” Liss said. “We use the AirAllé® device, the only FDA-cleared medical device that provides fast and effective head lice treatment.”
Lice Clinics of America is the exclusive provider of head lice treatment using the AirAllé device, clinically shown to kill live lice and more than 99 percent of eggs (nits) using heated air to dehydrate the bugs and eggs in a single treatment. Most treatments take about an hour and are guaranteed to be effective. “AirAllé has been used to treat more than 450,000 cases of head lice throughout the world with a success rate better than 99 percent,” Liss said. “That’s why we can guarantee that if we do find head lice during a screening, you’ll leave our clinic lice-free.”
Our Lice Clinics of America locations in West LA, Encino and Santa Clarita are three of more than 350 Lice Clinics of America treatment centers in more than 36 countries. Lice Clinics of America is the largest and fastest growing network of professional head lice treatment centers in the world. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, visit www.liceclinicslosangeles.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 844-727-9792.