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Lice Clinics of America Seattle-Tacoma Regions Reports Lice Activity Increased This Winter Over Last

196 Days ago

Though not life-threatening, lice are highly contagious and difficult to eliminate with over-the-counter treatments

Seattle, WA, March 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SEATTLE, March 8, 2019 - Lice Clinics of America Seattle-Tacoma Region reported that their ten clinics across the region saw an average increase of 85 percent in lice activity nationwide this winter. This data was gathered and compared to the organization’s bookings and treatments in January 2018 and January 2019. The CDC estimates six million to 12 million infestations occur each year in the U.S. among children three to 11 years of age.

 

Lice are highly contagious. According to the CDC, “Head-to-head contact with an already infested person is the most common way to get head lice. Head-to-head contact is common during play at school, at home and elsewhere, such as sports activities, the playground, slumber parties, and camps.”

 

Dr. Krista Lauer, medical director of Lice Clinics of America, reports, “If you have school-age children in a region where lice infestations have been reported, it’s important to take some immediate steps to either prevent your children from being infested or properly treat and kill the lice before they spread to others in your family and social group.”

 

Dr.  Lauer says, “First, don’t panic, and second, don’t be embarrassed. Those pesky lice have nothing to do with personal hygiene.” She recommends the following to make sure lice aren’t living in your child’s hair:

1.    Inspect your child’s head at home, especially if your child has an itchy scalp. Look for eggs, nymphs and adult lice. One adult louse can lay about 100 eggs during her life span. That’s a lot of new lice.

2.    Call the parents of your child’s friends and have them check for head lice, remembering that earlier intervention can help to reduce the infestation level.

3.    If you see lice—or if you are unsure whether you have lice—visit a professional lice treatment center, such as Lice Clinics of America.

4.    Remember, traditional over-the-counter treatments contain pesticides that are no longer effective. Lice have evolved into “super lice” and have developed resistance to those pesticides. Find a treatment that is safe and effective. Lice Clinics of America has many from which to choose.

5.    Be safe this season by starting your child on a lice prevention regimen using trusted lice prevention products such as shampoos, conditioners, sprays and hair bands that will help to keep lice away from your child’s scalp.

 

“Lice Clinics of America has a unique opportunity to gather its data to help identify trends. We believe we can attribute the increase in lice infestation bookings and treatments in our clinics to three things,” said Lice Clinics of America CEO Claire Roberts. “First, it’s a fact that many over-the-counter products are no longer effective in treating the “super lice” of today, so people are seeking professional help. Second, there is a true lack of understanding by the public on the life cycle of lice and how they spread. And third, people are becoming increasingly aware of the more effective, technologically-advanced treatment methods offered by Lice Clinics of America.”

 

With more than 330 clinics in 35 countries, Lice Clinics of America is the world’s number-one service brand for treating head lice. The company’s revolutionary heated-air treatment is guaranteed to kill lice, lice eggs and super lice in a single, one-hour treatment. Lice Clinics of America also offers professional lice screenings and a full line of top-rated lice prevention products.

 

For those who prefer to do treatments on their own, the same precision-controlled heated air technology is available in a hand-held device for consumer use. Lice Clinics of America’s OneCure™ Treatment Kit is available at Lice Clinics of America clinics and on Amazon.

 

For more information visit www.liceclinicsofamerica.com.

 

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About Lice Clinics of America

With more than 330 clinics worldwide in 35 countries, Lice Clinics of America (www.LiceClinicsOfAmerica.com) is the largest network of professional head lice treatment centers in the world. Its patented heated-air device, AirAllé, has effectively performed more than 400,000 head lice treatments. Lice Clinics of America and AirAllé (www.airalle.com) are brands owned by Larada Sciences™, Inc., which is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.

 

Contact:

Whitney Neumann

801-519-8880

wneumann@Lovecomm.net

Whitney Neumann
Love Communications
801-519-8880
wneumann@lovecomm.net

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