Mother treating daughter's hair against lice

After Lice Treatment: What You Need to Do

Ask any school nurse and they will tell you, lice infestations can be persistent and difficult to fight. Even the most effective lice treatment options cannot prevent a lice reinfestation, where you encounter live lice after successful treatment. Read more

Mother checking childs head for lice with a comb

Are You Spreading Your Lice?

Head lice aren’t dangerous, as they don’t spread disease. However, they are annoying and highly contagious. It’s best to treat head lice quickly once identified because they can easily spread from one person to another. If you do discover that your child has lice or nits, contact the school staff to let them know. Read more

Mother treating daughter's hair against lice. Selective focus

Lice Outbreaks: When to Cry

With the number of infestations so high in school age children, between 6 and 12 million people this year alone, there is a good chance that you will have to come face to face with a lice outbreak at least once during your child’s school career. If you get notification from your child’s school that there is a lice outbreak, it is completely normal to be concerned, frustrated, overwhelmed, and (let’s be honest) a little grossed out. Read more

Photomicrograph of Pediculus humanus humanus, the common body louse (lice). Shallow DOF. Isolated. 12MP camera and microscope.

Getting to Know You: A Frank Discussion with Lice and their Nits

No one wants to get lice. But trying to avoid lice doesn’t prevent an estimated 6 to 12 million lice infestations in the United States each year, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). To combat these infestations, American parents spend close to $1 billion annually. Read more