Summer Camp Program

Lice Clinics of America® – College Station and Tomball Offers Summer Camp Lice Prevention Program

One thing that parents dread about summer camp is the occurrence of head lice, which can result in kids being sent home, causing embarrassment and inconvenience to parents and campers alike.

 

Lice Clinics of America in College Station and Tomball are offering an innovative program for summer camps in the College Station and Tomball areas in partnership with the American Camp Association to provide head lice education, pre-camp screenings, on-site screenings, and on-site and off-site treatment options that are guaranteed to be effective.

 

“The American Camp Association has said that every year a majority of calls to its Camp Crisis Hotline are from camps that have concerns about lice,” said Sonia Watt, owner of Lice Clinics of America – College Station and Tomball. “Either they have detected head lice on a camper’s or staffer’s head, or they want help preparing for an infestation should one happen.”

 

“No one wants head lice to ruin a camp experience,” Watt said. “We’re excited to provide this service and to make camp less stressful for parents, children, and camp leaders.”

 

Lice Clinics of America – College Station and Tomball is the area’s exclusive provider of lice treatment using the revolutionary AirAllé® medical device. It’s an FDA-cleared, Class I medical device clinically proven to kill live lice and more than 99 percent of eggs (nits) using microprocessor-controlled heated air to dehydrate the bugs and eggs. Most treatments take about an hour and are guaranteed to be effective.

 

“Camps are thrilled to know that any camper with head lice can be lice-free in an hour, guaranteed, and everyone can get back to having fun,” Watt said.

 

Head lice have become more difficult to treat in recent years as most head lice are now resistant to the pesticides that the most popular lice products use. A 2016 study published in the Journal of Medical Entomology found that 98 percent of head lice in the United States and other countries are now immune to pyrethroids, the pesticides used in most lice products. Additionally, pyrethroids have been linked to behavioral and developmental problems in children.

 

“Our treatments are fast, safe, and guaranteed to be effective, even against resistant lice,” Watt said. “We never use pesticides or harmful chemicals.”

 

The College Station and Tomball clinics’ summer camp program offers multiple options:

 

  • Pre-screening: Parents can contact the clinic for an appointment to be screened 24-48 hours before the first day of camp. An “all-clear” screening allows the children to skip an on-site screening at camp.
  • On-site screening: Campers can be screened at the camp location by a certified Lice Clinics of America technician. Positive screenings will be treated with the AirAllé medical device.
  • Do-it-yourself: The College Station and Tomball clinics also have several non-toxic treatment options for camps to have on-hand for lice outbreaks, including easy-to-use gels and applicators that facilitate the treatment process. Preventive shampoos, conditioners, and sprays are also available.

 

With 330 clinics in 35 countries, Lice Clinics of America is the world’s largest network of professional lice treatment centers. The AirAllé medical device has treated more than 500,000 cases of head lice around the world with a success rate better than 99 percent.

 

Camps interested in partnering with Lice Clinics of America – College Station and Tomball can learn more by visiting https://texasliceremovalclinic.com, emailing info@texasliceremovalclinic.com or calling (855) 464-8688 for College Station or (832) 648-1619 for Tomball.

 

 

 

 

Lice Clinics of America – College Station and Tomball Supports Moms for Mother’s Day

“We want moms to know we’re here for them on Mother’s Day and all year,” said Sonia Watt, owner of Lice Clinics of America – College Station and Tomball. “We know how much stress and pressure moms face under normal circumstances, and when head lice enter the picture, it can feel like fuel to the ‘fire.’”

 

Indeed, many Lice Clinics of America treatment centers were launched by moms after dealing with head lice in their own families. It’s no wonder the clinics are champions of moms everywhere. “Experiencing head lice can be an exercise in futility for moms because there’s so much misinformation and confusion about how to treat infestations, what works, and what doesn’t work,” Watt said. “Most of us have experienced it in our own lives and we see it every day in our clinic.”

 

“We want to educate and support moms with the facts about head lice,” Watt said. “The two most important facts moms need to know is that head lice have nothing to do with hygiene, and that most head lice are now immune to the pesticides used in the most popular lice products.”

 

“The stigma that head lice are caused by dirty homes or hair keeps people from seeking treatment which then results in worsening and persistent infestations,” Watt said. “And when moms try to treat head lice on their own, they often fail with products that no longer work and grow even more stressed and frustrated.”

 

Watt’s first and foremost message to moms whose children have head lice is this: You didn’t do anything wrong. “Most moms are embarrassed that their children have head lice, and that feeling can prevent them from seeking treatment, which just makes things worse,” Watt said. “We tell them the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that ‘personal hygiene or cleanliness in the home or school has nothing to do with getting head lice.’”

 

The second fact about lice treatment is that most popular head lice products rely on pesticides, but most lice are now immune to those pesticides. A study published in the Journal of Medical Entomology in 2016 found that 98 percent of head lice in the United States and other countries have developed a genetic resistance to pyrethroids, the class of pesticides used by popular lice products. Pyrethroids have also been linked to developmental and behavioral problems in children.

 

The College Station and Tomball clinics are the area’s exclusive provider of lice treatment using the revolutionary AirAllé® medical device. It’s an FDA-cleared, Class I medical device clinically proven to kill live lice and more than 99 percent of eggs (nits) using microprocessor-controlled heated air to dehydrate the bugs and eggs. Most treatments take about an hour and are guaranteed to be effective.

 

“Our most important message to moms is that a pesticide-free cure is just an hour away,” Watt said. “The joy and relief moms express when they leave our clinic lice-free makes every day feel like Mother’s Day.”

The College Station and Tomball clinics also offers pesticide-free, guaranteed home lice treatment and prevention products.

With 330 clinics in 35 countries, Lice Clinics of America is the world’s largest network of professional lice treatment centers. The AirAllé medical device has treated more than 500,000 cases of head lice around the world with a success rate better than 99 percent.

 

To learn more or to schedule an appointment, visit https://texasliceremovalclinic.com, email info@texasliceremovalclinic.com, or call (855) 464-8688 for College Station or (832) 648-1619 for Tomball.

Lice Clinics of America® – College Station and Tomball Honors Teachers and School Nurses in May with Free Screenings

During National Nurse Appreciation week (May 6-10) and National Teacher Appreciation Day (May 7), Lice Clinics of America® – College Station and Tomball is calling attention to the important role school nurses and teachers play in the community’s health by offering postcards that serve as certificates for free screenings for head lice and educational information to distribute to parents.

 

“We partner with school nurses and teachers throughout the College Station and Tomball areas all year round,” said Sonia Watt, owner of Lice Clinics of America, College Station and Tomball. “They are often the ‘messengers’ that alert parents and children to the presence of head lice, which can be stressful and uncomfortable, and we want to help make that message less scary.”

 

Professional screenings are one of the best ways to prevent the spread of head lice. Misdiagnosis of head lice is common, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and screening can give parents much-needed relief if no lice are present. If head lice are found, early detection can make treatment faster and easier.

 

“Screenings usually cost $25,” Watt said, “but we are giving teachers and nurses certificates for free screenings this week.” The certificates include a description of the symptoms of head lice­­.

 

“We also want to help teachers and school nurses by educating the community about head lice,” Watt said. “The stigma that head lice are the result of poor hygiene makes parents think that they have done something wrong when a child has head lice and often keeps them from seeking treatment, which just makes things worse.”

 

“The CDC says, ‘Personal hygiene or cleanliness in the home or school has nothing to do with getting head lice,’” Watt said.

 

The good news for parents is that if lice are found at the College Station and Tomball clinics or at home, a cure is just an hour away. The clinic is the area’s exclusive provider of lice treatment using the revolutionary AirAllé® medical device. It’s an FDA-cleared, Class I medical device clinically proven to kill live lice and more than 99 percent of eggs (nits) using microprocessor-controlled heated air to dehydrate the bugs and eggs. Most treatments take about an hour and are guaranteed to be effective.

Head lice have become more difficult to treat in recent years as lice have developed a resistance to the pesticides used by the most popular over-the-counter lice products. A 2016 study published in the Journal of Medical Entomology found that 98 percent of head lice in most states are now immune to the pesticides—called pyrethroids—that the products use. Pyrethroids have also been linked to behavioral and developmental problems in children.

“Most of the people that come to our clinic have already tried and failed to get rid of lice with pesticide-based products,” Watt said. “Many have been struggling with head lice for months, and they’re so relieved to know we have a fast, safe, guaranteed solution.”

The College Station and Tomball clinics also offers pesticide-free, guaranteed home lice-treatment and prevention products.

With 330 clinics in 35 countries, Lice Clinics of America is the world’s largest network of professional lice treatment centers. The AirAllé medical device has treated more than 500,000 cases of head lice around the world with a success rate better than 99 percent.

 

To learn more or to schedule an appointment, visit https://texasliceremovalclinic.com, email info@texasliceremovalclinic.com, or call (855) 464-8688 for College Station or (832) 648-1619 for Tomball.

Earth Day Alert from Lice Clinics of America® – College Station and Tomball

Every year on Earth Day the world focuses on environmental protection. Lice Clinics of America in College Station and Tomball reminds the two communities that all of its products and services are 100 percent pesticide-free. The clinics’ signature treatment using the FDA-cleared AirAllé® medical device is clinically proven to kill live lice and more than 99 percent of eggs (nits) using nothing more than heated air to dehydrate the bugs and eggs. Treatments take about an hour and are guaranteed to be effective.

“Many people don’t realize that traditional lice products rely on pesticides to kill head lice,” said Sonia Watt, owner of Lice Clinics of America in College Station and Tomball. “This means that parents are shampooing their children’s hair with toxic chemicals.”

Pyrethroids, the class of pesticides used in popular over-the-counter head lice products, are neurotoxins that kill lice by paralyzing the bugs’ central nervous system. Pyrethroids are also common in home and garden pesticide products such as bug sprays and fogs. A study by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital found an association between pyrethroid exposure and ADHD, particularly in terms of hyperactivity and impulsivity. A separate study presented at the 2017 Endocrine Society national meeting linked pyrethroids to early puberty in boys.

“The most frustrating part of this is that the products are no longer effective,” Watt said. “They have been overused for so long that head lice are now resistant to them.”

Watt is referring to the advent of so-called “super lice” that have developed a genetic resistance to pyrethroids. Research published in the Journal of Medical Entomology found that 98 percent of head lice in the United States and many other countries are now immune to pyrethroids. The AirAllé treatment is effective against super lice because it doesn’t rely on pesticides at all.

“Time after time, we see parents after they have tried these products several times,” Watt said. “We want the community to know that there is no reason to use harmful and less pesticides on their children when there are faster, safer, more effective alternatives available.”

Scientists have also found high levels of pyrethroids in U.S. watersheds. The U.S. Geological survey said that it has “detected pyrethroid insecticides in stream waters in urban and agricultural areas,” a report said. “Highly toxic to fish and invertebrates, the occurrence of pyrethroids in aquatic environments has become an ecological health concern.”

“Our message is this: Do yourself and the planet a favor and don’t use pesticides to treat head lice,” Watt said. “Come to our clinic and you will be lice-free in an hour with no risk to your health or to the environment.”

Lice Clinics of America in College Station and Tomball also offer a complete line of nontoxic home lice treatment products, including preventive sprays, shampoos and conditioners that can keep children from getting head lice in the first place. The products are pesticide-free and also guaranteed to be effective when used as directed.

With 330 clinics in 35 countries, Lice Clinics of America is the world’s largest network of professional lice treatment centers. AirAllé has treated more than 500,000 cases of head lice around the world with a success rate better than 99 percent.

To learn more or to schedule an appointment, visit https://texasliceremovalclinic.com, email info@texasliceremovalclinic.com, or call (855) 464-8688 for College Station or (832) 648-1619 for Tomball.

Siblings and Head Lice: Tips from Lice Clinics of America – Tomball and College Station

April 10 is National Siblings Day, and Sonia Watt, owner of two Lice Clinics of America clinics in Tomball and College Station is using the day to call attention to the fact that siblings are often the channel used by head lice to spread.

“The closer in age siblings are, the more likely it is for them to spread lice to one another,” Watt said. “That’s because they are likely to spend more time together and share rooms, hair accessories, and clothing that might carry hair with lice.”

According to a study of Norwegian school children, an infested sibling increases the odds of a child contracting head lice by 36 percent. In some school districts, if a student is found to have head lice, any siblings at the school are also checked.

Lice spread primarily through head-to-head contact. When siblings share a bed or bedroom, and one has head lice, others are likely to get lice, too. Lice don’t fly or jump, but if a louse is on a shaft of hair that falls on a jacket or hat or hair brush, it will crawl onto the next head it can find in a matter of seconds.

“Lice can’t live anywhere but on a human head,” Watt said. “It is a matter of survival to get on the nearest head.”

For parents that do find head lice on one or more of their children, the Tomball and College Station clinics have a safe, fast, and guaranteed cure with the AirAllé® medical device. AirAllé is FDA-cleared and clinically proven to kill live lice and more than 99 percent of eggs (nits) using heated air to dehydrate the bugs and eggs. Treatments take about an hour and are guaranteed to be effective.

The guarantee has one stipulation that speaks to the common occurrence of head lice among children.

“We guarantee the AirAllé treatment only when all members of the household are checked for head lice,” Watt said. “We can’t guarantee you will remain lice-free if we send you back to a home with an active infestation, and the only way we can know if the household is clear is if all the residents are checked for lice.” The screenings are free for family members of someone receiving treatment at the clinic.

Head lice have become more difficult to treat in recent years as so-called “super lice” have become the norm. These lice have developed a resistance to the chemical pesticides used in the most popular lice products. Research published in the Journal of Medical Entomology in 2016 found that 98 percent of lice in the United States are now immune to the pesticides that the products use.

“AirAllé kills super lice just like any other lice because it doesn’t rely on pesticides or any chemicals at all,” Watt said. “We also carry a complete line of nontoxic lice prevention products to keep head lice out of your hair for good.”

With 330 clinics in 35 countries, Lice Clinics of America is the world’s largest network of professional lice treatment centers. AirAllé has treated more than 500,000 cases of head lice around the world, with a success rate better than 99 percent.

To learn more or to schedule an appointment, visit https://texasliceremovalclinic.com, email info@texasliceremovalclinic.com, or call (855) 464-8688 for College Station or (832) 648-1619 for Tomball.

Lice Clinics of America® – College Station and Tomball Warns Consumers Against Ineffective Lice Treatments

“I can’t tell you how many times people come to our clinic after trying some kooky home remedy for head lice,” said Sonia Watt of Lice Clinic of America in College Station and Tomball. “Olive oil, butter, even kerosene! Maybe this story will help people avoid wasting time and money on treatments that don’t work.”

Watt is referring to a story by Verify, a consumer protection program of WUSA Channel 9 in Washington, D.C., that is “… on a mission to separate fact from fiction in news and social media. We respect truth above all and believe in transparency.”

The program took on the issue of head lice to answer the question, “Does coconut oil and vinegar treat head lice?”

“A viewer read on Facebook that coconut oil and apple cider vinegar can help kill and remove head lice,” according to the program’s website. “She asked us to verify whether it’s true.”

The short answer: “Nope.”

The Verify team dug into scientific research and interviewed authorities on head lice treatment. The team also found research from scientists at the University of California that studied at-home remedies including vinegar, isopropyl alcohol, olive oil, mayonnaise, melted butter, and petroleum jelly for their efficacy at controlling head lice. After the study, the researchers concluded, “None of the home remedy products we surveyed was an effective means of louse control.”

“People spend weeks trying to treat head lice based on advice they get on the internet, while we have an FDA-cleared, scientifically proven solution that cures head lice in an hour,” Watt said. “I just wish more people would find us before they waste time trying these baseless home solutions.”

Home lice treatment has gotten more difficult in recent years because lice have developed immunity to the pesticides used by the most popular lice treatment products. A 2016 study published in the Journal of Medical Entomology found that 98 percent of head lice in most U.S. states now carry a genetic resistance to pyrethroids, the class of pesticides used in the most popular lice treatment products. Pyrethroids have also been linked to behavioral and developmental problems in children, especially boys.

“The good news is that at Lice Clinics of America in College Station and Tomball we have the FDA-cleared AirAllé® medical device that is clinically shown to kill live lice and more than 99 percent of eggs in a single hour-long session,” Watt said.  “AirAllé® uses carefully controlled heated air to dehydrate lice and eggs. Best of all it’s completely pesticide free.”

The AirAllé® device was developed by scientists at the University of Utah and is now used in more than 350 clinics in 36 countries. The device has treated some half million cases of head lice with a success rate better than 99 percent.

“When people find out they can be lice-free in an hour, they are overjoyed,” Watt said. “They almost always say, ‘I wish I’d found you sooner,’ so we’re trying to get the word out.”

To learn more or to schedule an appointment, visit https://texasliceremovalclinic.com, email info@texasliceremovalclinic.com, or call (855) 464-8688 for College Station or (832) 648-1619 for Tomball.

Spring into Head Lice Prevention: Tips from Lice Clinics of America® in Tomball and College Station

“When parents are confronted with head lice, they often react in a panic—we see it every day,” said Sonia Watt, owner of Lice Clinics of America in Tomball and College Station. “They don’t know what to do, primarily because people don’t like to talk about head lice until they have to. Then they panic.”

“The best defense against head lice is a good offense,” Watt said.

Indeed, since 12 million children under 13 years old get head lice each year— with 48 million children in the U.S. alone—one in four will get head lice.

“It pays to have a plan in advance,” Watt said.

What can you do to prepare for head lice? Here are Watt’s tips for helping to prevent an infestation:

 

  1. Use lice prevention products. New products are available in the form of sprays, rinses, and shampoos that serve as lice repellent. Lice Clinics of America offers a complete line of non-toxic products guaranteed to be effective. Their new spray, Pure Repel, is designed for use on household items like clothing, furniture, and backpacks where lice may be clinging to a strand of hair that has fallen from someone’s scalp.

 

  1. Get professional screening. Head lice are notoriously tricky to diagnose. Children can be symptom-free for weeks before the signature scratching begins. Lice Clinics of America offers screenings for a modest fee that is waived if lice are found and treatment is purchased.

 

  1. Know what works and what doesn’t. Traditional lice products are increasingly ineffective because lice have become resistant to the pesticides they use. A 2016 study published in the Journal of Medical Entomology found that 98 percent of head lice carry a genetic resistance to pyrethroids, the class of pesticides used in the most popular lice shampoos. Don’t waste money and time on them. Lice Clinics of America’s AirAllé® medical device has been clinically shown to kill live lice and more than 99 percent of eggs (nits) using carefully controlled heated air to dehydrate lice and eggs. The entire treatment takes about an hour and is guaranteed to be effective. See if there’s a clinic near you and make sure you have the phone number handy when lice strike!

 

  1. Stock your home with lice supplies. It’s common to detect head lice at night, such as bath time, when stores may be closed. Keep lice prevention products on hand. There’s also a home version of the AirAllé device, called OneCureTM, that treats head lice on the spot. Like AirAllé, OneCure uses heated air and treatment takes about an hour.

 

  1. Talk to your friends about head lice. Silence is a significant contributor to head lice outbreaks. If your child comes home with head lice, gets treated, and you send them back to school or day care, odds are they will get lice again if other parents aren’t alerted, and their children aren’t checked. No one likes to talk about head lice, but you really should. And no one is to blame—lice afflict all social and economic groups. Watch actress Jennifer Garner’s story about meeting George Clooney when her children had lice!

 

“Lice happen, but they don’t have to happen to you,” Watt said.

Spring into action this year and take steps to prevent head lice from marching into your household.

To learn more or to schedule an appointment, visit https://texasliceremovalclinic.com, email info@texasliceremovalclinic.com, or call (855) 464-8688 for College Station or (832) 648-1619 for Tomball.

Lice Clinics of America® in College Station and Tomball Say Don’t Let Lice Drive You Mad This March

Sonia Watt, owner of Lice Clinics of America in College Station and Tomball, wants the only madness you experience this March be due to college basketball. But as head lice have become a growing problem in the area, and spring break vacations bringing kids in close quarters, Watt says it pays to be prepared and to know how to treat head lice quickly and effectively.

“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says some 12 million children under 13 years-old get head lice each year,” Watt said. “There are about 48 million children in that age group in the United States, which means one in four will contract head lice.”

“Head lice are a growing problem due to the phenomena called ‘super lice,’” Watt said. “There isn’t anything particularly terrifying about these bugs, it is just that most lice in many countries, including the United States, are now immune to the pesticides used in popular lice shampoos.”

The most recent study on the subject, published in the Journal of Medical Entomology in 2016, found that 98 percent of head lice are new genetically resistant to pyrethroids, the class of pesticides common in lice products.

“Super lice are everywhere,” Watt said. “Including in College Station and Tomball.

“We see first-hand how head lice can be maddening for parents as they often try several times to treat children with traditional products, not knowing they won’t work,” Watt said. “Meanwhile, they are dousing children’s hair in pesticides, which have been linked to behavioral and developmental problems in children.”

If your child does come home with head lice, Lice Clinics of America – College Station and Tomball has a guaranteed solution. The clinic is part of the world’s largest network of professional lice treatment centers and the exclusive provider of treatment using the revolutionary AirAllé® medical device. The AirAllé device was cleared by the FDA after it was found in clinical trials to kill live lice and more than 99 percent of eggs (nits) in a single one-hour treatment. Treatment is guaranteed to be effective.

“When we tell people they can be lice-free in an hour, guaranteed, they are thrilled,” Watt said. “Especially when they’ve been trying, and failing, to treat it on their own.”

AirAllé was developed by researchers at the University of Utah and uses microprocessor-controlled heated air to dehydrate lice and eggs on the spot. It is effective against super lice because it doesn’t use pesticides or chemicals. The device is used in more than 350 clinics in 36 countries and has successfully treated nearly half a million cases of head lice with a success rate better than 99 percent.

“This is science and medicine at work,” Watt said. “It is safe, fast and effective. Guaranteed.”

There’s no reason to go mad this March for any reason other than your bracket getting busted. Good luck!

To learn more or to schedule an appointment, visit https://texasliceremovalclinic.com, email info@texasliceremovalclinic.com, or call (855) 464-8688 for College Station or (832) 648-1619 for Tomball.

 

 

Spring Break Head Lice Prevention Tips from Lice Clinics of America – College Station and Tomball

School breaks—summer, winter, and spring—are peak lice times as kids spend more unstructured time together. “We see it every year,” said Sonia Watt, owner of two Lice Clinics of America clinics in College Station and Tomball. “Our phones start ringing after every break because kids go back to school with head lice.”

Watt has some tips for head lice prevention and treatment to keep lice out of your life or to eradicate them as quickly as possible.

“One thing we always recommend is that you get a professional screening before your child returns to school,” Watt said. “Head lice can be very difficult to correctly diagnose, and we find that parents either mistake dandruff for head lice or think actual head lice are just dandruff.”

The College Station and Tomball clinics offer professional screenings for a modest fee, which is waived if live lice are found and treatment is scheduled.

“We also carry a complete line of lice prevention products that are guaranteed to be effective when used properly,” Watt said. “They’re completely nontoxic and a great way to prevent head lice during school breaks.” Preventive products include shampoos, conditioners, and sprays that can be used daily or when exposure to head lice is likely.

“It’s also important to be educated about head lice to avoid unnecessary risks,” Watt said. “Head lice spread mainly through head-to-head contact—they don’t jump or fly but they can scramble from one head to another in a matter of seconds.”

Parents can reduce exposure to head lice infestations by keeping children’s hair short or pulled tight, and by checking for head lice after high contact situations like sleepovers or shared

vacation rooms. Early detection can make treatment easier and ensure that head lice don’t spread to other family members.

Watt has good news for parents that are confronted with lice after spring break or at any other time. “Head lice don’t have to be nightmare,” she said. “Come to our clinic and you can be lice free in an hour, guaranteed.”

 

That’s no “snake oil” pitch. It’s an FDA-cleared, clinically proven fact. Lice Clinics of America in College Station and Tomball are the area’s exclusive provider of head lice treatment using the AirAllé® medical device. Developed by researchers at the University of Utah, AirAllé kills lice and eggs through dehydration using carefully controlled heated air. In clinical trials, it killed live lice and more than 99 percent of eggs. Treatments take about an hour and are guaranteed to be effective.

Traditional lice treatments require multiple applications and tedious nitpicking to remove eggs. Lice have developed resistance to the pesticides traditional products use, and it is not uncommon for families to struggle with head lice for weeks or months at a time.

“We want families to be lice-free after spring break and all year round,” Watt said. “But if you do get head lice, we’re here to make getting rid of them easy.”

With 330 clinics in 35 countries, Lice Clinics of America is the world’s largest network of professional lice treatment centers. AirAllé device has treated more than 500,000 cases of head lice around the world with a success rate better than 99 percent.

To learn more or to schedule an appointment, visit https://texasliceremovalclinic.com, email info@texasliceremovalclinic.com, or call (855) 464-8688 for College Station or (832) 648-1619 for Tomball.

Lice Clinics of America® in Tomball and College Station Reports Local Lice Infestations

Lice Clinics of America in Tomball and College Station reported that their clinics have seen an increased number of cases of lice infestations in multiple neighborhoods in Tomball and College Station.

“If you have school-age children where lice infestations have been reported, it’s important to take some immediate steps to either prevent your children from getting head lice, or to properly treat and kill the lice before they spread to others among your family and schoolmates,” said Sonia Watt, owner of the Tomball and College Station clinics.

“Lice are not life-threatening, and they don’t cause any illness, but they are highly contagious and difficult to eliminate with traditional treatments,” Watt said. “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 more common among children than adults as kids play at school, at home, in sports activities, playgrounds, and sleepovers.”

“No parent wants to deal with head lice, but there really isn’t any reason to panic or to be embarrassed,” Watt said. “Head lice have nothing to do with personal hygiene or home cleanliness.” Watt recommends the following to make sure lice aren’t living in your child’s hair:

  1. Inspect your child’s head, especially if your child has an itchy scalp. Look for eggs, nymphs and adult lice. One female 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 early 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, for a reliable screening.
  4. 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 offers a number of options.
  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.

With more than 350 clinics in 36 countries, Lice Clinics of America is the world’s number-one service brand for treating head lice. The company’s revolutionary AirAllé® medical device is FDA-cleared and uses heated-air to dehydrate lice and eggs and is guaranteed to kill lice, lice eggs and super lice in a single, one-hour treatment.

“Worldwide, the AirAllé has successfully treated nearly half a million cases of head lice with a success rate better than 99 percent,” Watt said. “It is fast, safe, and guaranteed to be effective.”

Lice Clinics of America also offers professional lice screenings and a full line of top-rated lice prevention products. All products and treatments are pesticide-free.

To learn more or to schedule an appointment, visit https://texasliceremovalclinic.com, email info@texasliceremovalclinic.com, or call (855) 464-8688 for College Station or (832) 648-1619 for Tomball.