Do Hair Straighteners Kill Lice?

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Do Hair Straighteners Kill Lice? There are lots of ideas on the internet on how to get rid of head lice at home. From mayonnaise hair masks to kerosene shampoo most of them don’t live up to the hype. We know that heat can be used to treat head lice but can you use a…

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What Happens When You Leave Lice Untreated?

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Most of us can’t imagine having lice any longer than it takes to treat, but we’ve all heard horror stories about untreated head lice. Leaving head lice untreated can have some serious consequences.  Untreated Head Lice Health Implications Not treating head lice promptly can have many side effects beyond the itching. Lice survive by feeding…

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What to Know About Lice Eggs

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What to Know About Lice Eggs? If you find yourself with head lice, it won’t be long before head lice eggs appear. Head lice eggs, or nits, are the beginning of the lice life cycle and hatch into young louse quickly. Knowing how to look for head lice eggs and how to get rid of…

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What to Do if There is a Lice Outbreak at Your School

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School has been back in session for a while now and along with it head lice outbreaks. Head lice return to school just like your children every year and can wreak havoc on your children’s classroom. If there is a lice outbreak at your school, there is plenty you can do to prevent an infestation.…

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Does Bleaching Your Hair Kill Head Lice?

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It seems like a great idea at first. You’ve read the list of aggressive sounding chemicals on the back of the box, and you think to yourself ‘this has to work’. Unfortunately bleaching your hair just isn’t enough to take care of a head lice infestation.  Using Bleach to Kill Head Lice For years people…

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Can Your Pets Get Head Lice?

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We’ve all been there, worrying about the rest of our household getting lice once one member has it. But what about our pets? Can they get head lice too? If head lice spread so easily from person to person what is to stop them from spreading to your beloved animals? That leaves the long-asked question:…

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What to Do After Head Lice

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Head lice infestations are stressful and draining. No one wants to have head lice but once it happens everyone is simply happy for it to be over. But what happens now? What do you do once the lice are gone? As a lice clinic we are often asked what the next steps should be to…

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Our Thoughts on the Viral Lice Song

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Maybe you heard it while scrolling the internet, maybe you’re a fan, or maybe this is the first you’ve heard of it. The past few months a viral ‘Lice Song’ by YouTuber Quackity has been taking the internet and lice world by storm. It’s an interesting little ditty filled with the streamer’s comedic views on…

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Dropping Lice Stigmas in the New Year

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There have long been myths and stigmas that follow head lice. The pesky parasites themselves are enough to make your skin crawl, but the hurtful words that can come along with them are even worse. Head lice have been around since ancient times and misinformation still follows them. This new year lets set the lice…

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Head Lice and Developmental Differences

Head Lice can be an awful situation for anyone. The experience can be traumatic for kids and parents — especially if your child has developmental differences. A child with developmental differences may be distressed with hair brushing, fearful about the creatures, an increased general overall discomfort. At Lice Clinics 805, we can and would love…

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