Thanksgiving is the holiday that can really get lice infestations started. When families and friends gather and share lots of loving hugs and cuddles, it’s an ideal opportunity for head lice to spread. Head lice don’t care what time of the year it is, they just want a warm head to feed on and lay their eggs. They will be thankful to find and happy to infest a new host.
It’s possible for a family member to bring a case of head lice to a family gathering without realizing they have lice; others may know they’ve been battling an infestation but not want anyone to know. Too many people deal with head lice in silence because they’re self-conscious, thinking that head lice are a symptom of poor hygiene or a dirty home. However, this is completely untrue. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that “Personal hygiene or cleanliness in the home or school has nothing to do with getting head lice.” Lice are transmitted primarily by head-to-head contact and sometimes by sharing of brushes, clothes, and towels.
When a case of lice is kept quiet, the spread of it can go unchecked because people generally don’t talk about head lice is out of fear of being unfairly judged for being infested. “When we don’t talk about head lice and how to prevent and treat it, we actually increase the odds of being infested,” says Lisa Liss, manager of Lice Clinics of America locations serving Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley and the Santa Clarita Valley. “It may be an uncomfortable topic to talk about, but it’s important to do so in order to help prevent the spread of lice.”
“At Lice Clinics of America, we eliminate the need for toxic pesticides and days of combing through the hair,” said Liss. “We use the FDA-cleared Class I AirAllé device, which is clinically proven to kill live lice and 99.2 percent of lice eggs. It uses directed, circulated, heated air to dehydrate lice and eggs (also called nits) in a single treatment. You won’t need a return visit or hours of tedious combing, so you can move on to enjoying the holidays lice-free!”
The AirAllé treatment takes about 30 minutes and is effective because it kills the lice and the eggs, so they never hatch. As part of the full Signature service, Lice Clinics of America includes a comb-out to remove killed bugs and eggs from the hair so clients are done with lice after one treatment of about an hour.
Lice Clinics of America has over 300 clinics in 35 countries, making it the world’s largest network of professional lice treatment centers. Lice Clinics of America Los Angeles-area clinics are open daily by appointment. Call 844-727-9792 or visit www.LiceClinicsLosAngeles.com for more information or to schedule an appointment.