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Summer camps often find themselves faced with lice outbreaks as kids participate in activities that bring them in close contact with each other. LiceDoctors visits overnight camps to do lice checks and treat infested campers and we come to campers' homes to treat day campers.
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LiceDoctors Medical Doctor,  Stephen Beck,  answers frequently asked questions about head lice: Interviewer: Are lice dangerous and do they cause disease?

Dr. Beck-- No, lice can cause itching and a rash, but do not carry disease. You can get an infection if you scratch too much. Lice are more of a nuisance than a danger. Lice can not kill you, which is a question we have been asked.

Interviewer: Can you describe the appearance of lice?

Dr. Beck-Adult lice are about the size of a sesame seed, have 6 legs, are wingless and have a brownish tinge. They move very quickly across the head so may be difficult to see.
Adult louse
Interviewer: What do nits look like?

Dr. Beck—Nits range in size from microscopic when first laid to about the size of a sesame seed when mature. Nits are oval shaped with a pointy front and an antenna. Nits have a translucent shell with a brownish baby bug (nymph) inside. They are glued to the hair shaft about ¼ of an inch from the scalp.
Nits and lice

Interviewer: How long does it take lice eggs to hatch?

Dr. Beck- Lice eggs take 7-10 days to develop and hatch. They are not contagious; only live lice can be transferred o another person.

Interviewer: Will lice medication kill the bugs?

Dr. Beck– The medication may kill some of the bugs but usually not all of them. There is an increasing resistance among lice to the drug store lice shampoos as well as to prescription chemical lice shampoos. In addition, some of the more effective chemicals have been taken out of the lice shampoos due to their potentially harmful effects. These highly resistant lice are called “super lice”.

Interviewer: How do you get rid of nits?

Dr. Beck – The most effective way to eradicate nits is to comb and handpick them from the hair. You must get out all of the nits because if some are left in the hair, they will hatch and the case will start up again. That is one of the key reasons that lice are so prevalent. People think that they have gotten rid of all of the nits but there are some small ones left in the hair.

LiceDoctors technician combing out nits and lice.

Interviewer: What do I have to do to treat the house?

Dr. Beck – At LiceDoctors we say, it’s the head not the house. When off the head, head lice will die within a day so you don’t have to scrub down the house in order to kill the lice. You do not have to vacuum and put toys in bags.  With head lice, the follow-up treatment on the head, not the home, is the key.

Interviewer: What can you do to prevent lice?

Dr. Beck– Children with long hair should wear it pulled up and cover it with hair spray, gel, or mousse. This puts a protective coating over the hair which makes it more difficult for the lice to adhere to the hair. Having said that, there is no way to absolutely prevent your child from getting lice.

Interviewer: What are symptoms of head lice?

Dr. Beck– Some people have very itchy scalps as a result of head lice, while other people with lice may have no symptoms.. Since head lice move quickly in the hair, they are harder to find then lice eggs. Use bright light and look for translucent eggs that are stuck to the hair shaft.
Interviewer: What does LiceDoctors do to get rid of lice and nits?
Dr. Beck—LiceDoctors sends technicians to the client’s home to ensure maximum privacy and convenience for the client. Our technicians are highly trained and knowledgeable and they realize this is a stressful time for families. They are reassuring and get to work applying oil to immobilize the bugs and loosen nits. Next they comb through the hair in a proscribed manner using a professional grade comb.  Next step involves hand picking any remaining nits. Because our technicians are trained, they know how to find the nits that may be difficult for the untrained eye to see. The final step is to go over our follow-up treatment plan that the client will do at home following our treatment. This is a plan that I developed 20 years ago to ensure that any microscopic nits that were just laid will be addressed.  Our plan is simple, all natural, and it works; we guarantee it.
Interviewer:  Thank you, Dr. Beck.
Dr. Beck—My pleasure.
LiceDoctors operates in forty states across the U.S. and has successfully treated over 150,000 clients. LiceDoctors has an “A” rating with the Better Business Bureau. The service is available day and night, 365 days a year.  Call 800-224-2537 for an appointment today.
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Here's a guarantee from LiceDoctors:  Head lice do live on pets. Cross that worry off your list.
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Yes. Lice do NOT live on pets!
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Families gather for the holiday and end up with head lice. Here are some ideas of how to protect yourselves as Father's Day and July  4th approach.
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LiceDoctors Lays Out Ten Misconceptions About Head Lice. In an effort to steer parents away from time-wasting and ineffective lice identification, prevention, and eradication strategies, LiceDoctors demystifies the lice process and aims to point parents in the right direction to ensure lice elimination. - PR12372473
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In Portland, when lice are found on a child, the parents will be notified and provided with information on appropriate treatment. Learn more.
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Learn more about head lice removal and lice and nit treatment from the lice experts at LiceDoctors.
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Here are the Facts, Ma'am; Just the Facts; LiceDoctors Tells It Like Is About Head Lice

Ask Karen Sokoloff and Wendy Beck, owners of LiceDoctors Head Lice Treatment and Nit Removal Service  how much mis-information there is online and among educators and even some doctors, and they will give you a very long list.  The company receives hundreds of calls a week from people who have a variety of questions and are confused because they have read or heard conflicting information.  The professional in-home lice treatment service, which has successfully treated over 150,000 people has compiled a list of important facts based on their many years in the field.

1.    Chemical lice treatments are no longer effective in eliminating many strains of head lice. Head lice have mutated and become resistant to many common chemical lice shampoos and other pediculicides. These lice are dubbed "super lice".

2.    Lice eggs are impenetrable so chemical treatments will not affect them. Head lice nits have a hard shell that protects the baby bug inside. Nothing is known to to be able to pierce the shell and kill the baby bug. You have to physically extract eggs from the hair.

3.    You do not need to treat the house, when trying to kill head lice; it's all about the head. Head lice can only survive off of the head for one day. They need the blood and temperature of the human head to live. It is a waste of time to scrub down the house, do loads of laundry, and bag all of the toys. If you leave one nit in the head you still have a problem, while lice off the head die.

4.    Nits (lice eggs) are translucent, not white. Many people think that lice and nits are white. If you see white things in your hair, you are looking at dandruff, product residue, or hair casts.

5.    Pets do not carry lice.  Lice and nits need the temperature of the human head to survive. Conditions on a pet are not optimal for lice.

6.    You can not catch a nit. The only way you can contarct a case of head lice is if a  louse climbs into your hair. That bug will lay up to 10 eggs a day and as these eggs hatch live bugs will come out and the cycle will go on. Nits are stuck to the hair and do not migrate.

7.   Inanimate objects like hairbrushes and hats are usually not responsible for the spread of head lice. Head lice are almost always spread from direct head-to-head contact. It is very unlikely that you will get lice from an inanimate object as lice need food and the proper temperature to survive.

8.    You can not kill lice with hot water in a washing machine or a hair dryer.  Lice are way heartier than that and are unaffected by the heat from these machines.

9.    Dirty hair actually protects you from head lice. The oily finish associated with dirty hair makes it harder for the lice to adhere to and climb up the hair to your head.

10.Lice are not eliminated in a one-time treatment. When eggs (nits) are first laid, they are microscopic so if any were just laid they will be missed. It is important to follow up to be sure that any residual eggs are removed.

LiceDoctors is the largest lice treatment service in the U.S. LiceDoctors has been treating families across the country for several years. The company comes to your home at your convenience and offers an all-natural, step-by-step lice treatment that was developed by its on staff medical doctor 20 years ago. LiceDoctors offers a full guarantee and and has an "A" rating with the Better Business Bureau.  To make an appointment call 800-224-2537 or go online to
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Doctors are awesome! I simply love the all natural approach used to get rid of head lice. In addition to this the staff are friendly and warm. When Lice Doctors are called to do a job not only does the job get done but they are thorough and systematic. A follow up plan along with literature is given to all clients; by doing so the client have all they need and questions answered. Let them bring their years of experience to you!
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Combing nits and lice onto a white paper background makes it easier to see what you have pulled out of the hair.  This LiceDoctors client has several bugs which means she has had the case for a few weeks.
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LiceDoctors Lice Treatment Removal Service
If you are tired of wasting time and money on chemical treatments or just want the peace of mind of knowing that your family is in professional hands, LiceDoctors Lice Removal Service offers a safe, 100% effective option. Our In HomeLice Treatment Service makes sure all family members are inspected, and you are left with the information you need to remain lice free.
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