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Treating Lice With Coconut Oil

Over-the-counter treatments are no good and our AirAllé® treatment is the best lice treatment on the market. Coconut oil is somewhere in between. When combined with anise spray, it works about 41% of the time, according to a clinical study. OTC treatments are successful about 23 percent of the time. Our AirAllé treatment is successful 99.9 percent of the time and we’ll re-treat you for free within 30 days if there are any problems.

Many studies have proved that super lice have led to a decline in the effectiveness of store-bought lice treatments, especially in the last few years. Over time, head lice have built up an immunity to chemicals that used to easily kill lice. They can stay alive while drenched in chemicals for a long period of time. This makes lice treatment more frustrating than in past years.

Coconut Oil Compared To Other Home Remedies

Coconut oil works in a similar way to mayonnaise or tea tree oil but is safer. Coconut oil must be combined with anise oil in order to be successful at all, which makes it more effective than other home remedies. Mayonnaise and tea tree oil can be harmful. Coconut oil is actually good for you and provides many beneficial nutrients. It’s good for your hair, skin and scalp.

Coconut oil mixed with anise oil may be much more effective than OTC lice treatments such and Rid or Nix, but it is still not comparable to our AirAllé lice treatment. Theirs is no replacement for that.

Coconut oil may seem like the less expensive option, but if it doesn’t wind up working, you’re going to have to come to us anyways, which is often the case for the patients we treat. Don’t waste your time using something that MIGHT work. Instead, come into our clinic for a treatment that DOES work, performed by some experts.

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New Location In Tomball, Texas

Tomball In A Nutshell

Are you a native of Tomball? Tomball is a city in Harris County in the state of Texas and is part of the Houston metropolitan area. With an estimated population of 10,753, Tomball is a suburb of Houston and it’s a wonderful small town to raise a family. Many families reside in the Tomball area. If you are a parent of young children, you may have to deal with head lice in the near future. That’s where we come in. We are experts of head lice and we now offer safe and effective lice treatment at our new clinic in Tomball, Texas to make it even more convenient for our wonderful Tomball neighbors. Our original location is in College Station and we continue to operate both locations.

Our AirAllé® Lice Treatment

We hope there is not a head lice outbreak at your child’s school anytime soon but if there is, there’s a big chance your son or daughter will come home with lice so it’s important to be prepared. We encourage parents to know a little bit about head lice, such as how it spreads and how to treat it. We offer treatments using our revolutionary and guaranteed lice treatment with our Airalle device. It was invented at the University of Utah and uses controlled, heated air in a pattern to dehydrate head lice and eggs, even when you can’t see them. It will work no matter how resistant lice become to chemicals and pesticides because we don’t use any! That means it’s not only effective but also safe! Don’t use drugstore lice shampoos because they simply don’t work. Parents love our treatment because it’s one and done with no follow-up appointments necessary. It’s safe, fast and effective. Give us a call today for a head check and possible treatment!

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Super Lice: Not So Super

Super Lice

No matter what, head lice are a nuisance and they always have been. We’re lucky we live in a day with so much technology and so many resources. We don’t have to carve lice combs out of stones like people in ancient times but now parents have to deal with an even stronger and trickier strain of head lice. They act and look the same but are resistant to treatments that used to easily kill them.

Super lice are now in 48 states in the U.S, according to head lice research from the last few years. This has brought the efficacy rate of over-the-counter treatments from 96 percent to 28 percent. Parents are realizing more and more just how valuable our AirAllé treatment is because it’s a one and done, safe and effective treatment, which isn’t easy to come by these days. It’s worth the price and makes lice treatment easier than ever for you. If your family is affected by lice in the future, we know we can be the best resource and treatment in town for you.

Super Lice

Super lice got their name from the media in 2015 when public research showed that strains of head lice had developed a resistance to pesticides and chemicals that are in drugstore head lice treatments. Lice have mutated and evolved over the years to become stronger and resistant. Scientists found that lice have become resistant to many medical lice treatments as well. Doctors often recommend Lice Clinics of America because of our success rate. The bad news is any lice treatment you buy at the store or home remedy you find in your kitchen probably will not work. The good news is, our treatment will work no matter what. It works for regular lice, super lice and whatever the future hold for lice. It uses warm, controlled air to dehydrate lice and their eggs.

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Head Lice Or Dandruff?

It’s actually quite common to mistake head lice for dandruff or vice versa. They look similar and the average person probably hasn’t seen lice before. There are some distinct differences and once you know them, you’ll be bale to tell the difference.

Location Of Head Lice Eggs

Let’s start with the location of nits (lice eggs). Lice lay eggs about a quarter on an inch from the scalp because they need the warmth of the body to incubate and survive. They also need to be close to the scalp to get their blood supply (That’s their breakfast, lunch and dinner). They survive by sucking blood from your head (yuck). So an egg found at that area would be a definite clue that there’s a lice infestation. If it’s farther away from the scalp, it might be a dead egg or empty nit, or possibly dandruff.

Dandruff can shake right out of your hair but lice eggs don’t budge. Lice eggs secrete a glue-like substance and they will not move if you shake your hair or run your fingers through your hair. Nits (lice eggs) must be individually pulled off with your nails or a lice comb.

What Is Dandruff?

Dandruff is a common form of skin eczema, also called Seborrheic dermatitis. Dandruff can be caused by too much oil on the scalp, which dries and turns into flakes. It is only considered dandruff if it’s on the human scalp. It usually appears as large white yellow flakes. Dandruff might be associated with an irritated head.

Neither dandruff nor head lice present any serious health risks. Lice don’t spread disease, and dandruff can be easily treated with medicated shampoo.

If you discover that it is head lice, give us a call for a lice treatment appointment. If you’re not sure, we can give you a head check!

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We Treat Head Lice! What Are The Other Types Of Lice?

Head Lice

Head lice are quite common among young children and at our clinic, we offer the best possible treatment for them. Our treatment is fast, 100% safe and effective. Getting head lice means either coming in direct contact with someone who has head lice or using someone’s comb, brush or hair accessory. Parents often panic when their child gets lice but a little bit if education about it can make all the difference when faced with it. Direct head-to-head contact is the most common way to get head lice from someone. The formal name for them is Pediculus humanus capitas, but most people just relate to it as head lice. Personal hygiene or cleanliness has nothing to do with contracting head lice. They feed on human blood several times a day from the scalp and they live in the hair, very close to the scalp. They aren’t harmful and don’t carry diseases. However, they are a huge nuisance and you’ll want to get them treated as soon as possible. Head lice are the most common type of lice and the one your child might come home from school with. You’ve gotta watch out for head lice if you have elementary-aged children. But, what are the other types of lice?

Body Lice

Unlike head lice, body lice can spread disease (yikes!) Their formal name is Pediculus humanus corporis. They reside on the body and are actually more common among people who have bad hygiene and don’t wash and change their clothes on a regular basis. They might come about during camp when a person roughs it for a few weeks and doesn’t take showers. These type of lice are directly related to uncleanliness. This type is not as common but it can definitely happen to someone who doesn’t take care of themselves. They are spread through person-to-person contact. These type of lice can be dangerous and cause more problems.

Improved hygiene and access to regular changes of clean clothes is the only treatment needed for body lice infestations. This one can be controlled and taken care of so, please, for the sake of yucky body lice, stay clean!

Pubic Lice

Pubic lice, or Pthirus Pubis, are found attached to hair in the pubic area, but can occasionally be found on coarse hair on other parts of the body such as eyebrows, eyelashes, beards, mustaches, chest or armpits.
Pubic lice infestations are usually spread through sexual contact. Both over-the-counter and prescription medications are available for treatment of pubic lice infestations.
Although we only treat head lice, we wanted you to be a tad familiar with the other types of lice as well. Every type of lice can be treated but we treat head lice only. We are experts and keep up with the research and news on lice. We treat regular head lice as well as super lice, which is on the rise in America. Our treatments work effectively no matter what. We hope you never have to deal with any types of lice but if you have head lice in your future, give us a call to make an appointment. We’ll give head checks to your family and talk about the best treatment option for you. We are your neighbor in lice treatment and we’ll make the process easy and fun.

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Fun And Easy Fourth of July Activities For Kids

A very fun holiday is on Tuesday of next week: Independence Day! Or more commonly known, the Fourth of July! What are your plans? Are you trying to figure out what you can do to entertain your children and make the Fourth of July fun for them? We turned to Pinterest to find 7 different crafts you can do with your kids on Independence Day.

  1. Painting Fork Fireworks

Make some fun Fireworks with your kids by using a fork to make some awesome looking fireworks with paint on paper. This is a fun activity for your kids who love to use paint. They can carry it around with them on fourth of July and then you can hang it on your fridge to show it off. http://athriftymom.com/fireworks-painted-with-a-fork-quick-and-easy-craft-project-for-kids-july4th-usa/.

  1. Making Lady Liberty Hats

Here is a fun and unique patriotic craft. Check out this great Lady Liberty Hat, it’s super fun to make and wear for your little ones! It’s super simple and easy to make and your kids will feel cool wearing it. This can be their patriotic Fourth of July attire and they’ll get better at making it each year.

  1. Patriotic Word Search

Here is a fun Fourth of July-themed word search to give your kids while you are busy doing other things to get ready for Fourth of July festivities. Hopefully, it will keep them busy for a bit and give you some time to get your stuff done. Word searches are great for kids’ critical thinking and can get them familiar with different words.

  1. Fourth Of July Wands

If your kids are a little nervous about being close to the real fireworks, this is a great way for them to feel involved and hold up their crafted firework. It’s simple and a great activity for kids to do every fourth of July.

  1. Balloon Fireworks

Balloon fireworks are pretty and fun. It’s an indoor activity and kids will love it. All you really need is balloons, confetti, a funnel and some sharpened pencils. Anything with balloons is fun, right?

  1. Patriotic Wreath

Another fun activity is this fun, Fourth of July wreath. This would be fun to make during the end of June and hang it up on your door before, during and a bit after the fourth of July. It’s a fun and festive decoration.

  1. Fireworks In A Jar

Here is a fun activity that involves science to create fireworks in a jar. This is a fun one for those who love experiments and mixing things together. This is a cool activity for this year’s Independence Day celebrations.

Gotta love Pinterest, right? We hope you like one of these activities and are able to have a wonderful Fourth of July with family and friends. If any of your kids happen to contract head lice, give us a call. We recommend doing a quick head check at the end of the day if your kids were around other kids. Kids make direct contact with other kids more than we realize. Happy Fourth of July to all!

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Head Lice Treatment At Summer Camp

Most kids look forward to summer because instead of going to school, it means going to pool parties, water parks and… SUMMER CAMP!! Children often leave summer camp with the fondest of memories. We sincerely hope that memories and friends are all they leave with but unfortunately, they might also leave with head lice if there aren’t some procedures in place to try and prevent an outbreak.

We Can Come To Summer Camp

One of the services that we can offer is lice treatment at your child’s summer camp. If we go to summer camp on the first day and check every head and the treat every head that has an infestation, we can prevent an outbreak before lice have the opportunity to ruin your child’s summer camp experience. Talk to us if you’re interested in coordinating this with a summer camp. It would be a great and affordable way to prevent a huge head lice outbreak. Head lice infestations at summer camp are about as common as the common cold. We are willing to work with camps to treat the children!

Be Informed And Prepared

One of the best things parents can do when it comes to head lice is to be prepared and informed on policies and procedures about head lice. Believe us when we say that sending your child to camp with a head lice shampoo to use if they get lice will not work. Drugstore lice treatments don’t work anymore now that we’ve got super lice to deal with. Do the onsite nurses or medical professionals know how to identify lice and handle lice outbreaks? Camp staffers are just as susceptible to lice as the kids, so chances are good they will be on the lookout for it. Make sure you understand how the staff is trained to deal with infestations, especially if there is an on-site treatment approach or no-nit, call-for-pickup policy. It’s important that your child is not exposed to harmful chemicals for “preventive” treatment due to inexperienced care providers.

Inform Your Child About Head Lice

We always recommend educating your children about head lice because we don’t want them to be terrified if they get an infestation. We believe that educating children about head lice is just as important as lathering kids up with sunscreen before spending a day in the sun or spraying bug spray before a camp trip. A quick identification lesson and a gentle reminder not to have hair-to-hair contact, share bunks or trade hair brushes should do the trick.

We sure hope your little one doesn’t get lice but if they do, it will make everything easier if you are prepared.

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Treat Head Lice Right: 5 Reasons Your Head Lice Won’t Go Away

Man oh man, head lice are a pain! If you don’t know how to treat head lice, they can be hard to get rid of. If you don’t treat them right, they will keep coming back. You may have no idea why they are coming back and here are 4 reasons why you might not be able to part with head lice.

  • You’re Using Over The Counter Treatments

We’ll never stop spreading the word that drugstore/OTC lice treatments do not effectively treat head lice. The resistance of super lice to popular store lice products is well-researched and well-documented in this day and age. There are enough studies out there that prove drugstore lice treatments to be ineffective and not worth the money. Super lice are now resistant to pyrethroids and pyrethroids are found in most OTC lice products, and recent studies show that super lice are now in 42 states in the U.S.

  • Your Nitpicking Is Not Thorough Enough

While effective if done properly, nitpicking is subject to human error. This is the process of combing out live lice, then picking out each nit (lice egg). It is very difficult to get every single lice egg, without missing one and leaving it behind. It is very impressive if someone can spot every single nit and remove it with a nit comb. The reason why only nitpicking is not reliable is that if even one is left behind, then you’re stuck with a whole new live lice infestation and you’re back to square one. Don’t think those lice eggs won’t hatch and multiply because they will. You either have to treat all the head lice and their eggs or expect to another infestation.

  • You Didn’t Get Every Member Of The Family Checked

Oftentimes, parents are so focused on the child that they discovered lice on, that they fail to check everyone else in the household. If one person in the family has head lice, it is likely that someone else in the family may get it as well, especially if there are other children in the family. When you bring your child in to treat their head lice, let us check every member of your family. Head lice are spread through direct head-to-head contact or less commonly, through sharing hair accessories. If only one person in the family is checked and treated, the lice will likely come back to that person from another family member.

  • You’re Relying On Home Remedies

Home remedies can be scary. They are ineffective at best and dangerous at worst. Many internet articles and mommy bloggers will mention home remedies like mayonnaise, petroleum jelly, olive oil, or kerosene. These methods usually involve covering a child’s head with one of these substances overnight and suffocating it to the head with plastic wrap. There’s no guarantee that the plastic wrap won’t fall off the head and cover your child’s mouth and nose. The method is meant to treat head lice by suffocating the lice, which cab instead, tragically suffocate your child. PLEASE DO NOT TRY HOME REMEDIES. Mayonnaise has also been shown to cause food poisoning to children. Think about it, you wouldn’t leave mayonnaise outside of the fridge overnight and then use it the next day. Well, left out mayonnaise all over your child’s face and all over their bed is bad news.

Now you know what NOT to do. One of these might be the reason that you can’t get rid of those dang head lice. We know how to teat head lice, so give us a call if you need assistance.

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Lice Treatment Near Conroe, Texas

Looking for lice treatment in the Conroe, Texas area? Look no further. We’ve got the best lice clinic, located in College Station, Texas, about an hour away but worth the drive! We have a revolutionary treatment that is only available within the Lice Clinics of America network. We treat head lice with our famous and revolutionary AirAllé® device that is FDA-cleared and medically proven to effectively kill lice through dehydration. We use a device that has changed the head lice treatment industry forever.

Some History Of Conroe, Texas

Conroe is named after Northern-born Union Cavalry officer and Houston lumberman Isaac Conroe. Conroe founded a sawmill there in 1881. Conrow originally gained in wealth because of to the lumber and oil industries. Originally named “Conroe’s Switch”, the area saw an influx of residents in the late 19th century due to the lumber demands on the piney wood forest of the area.
During the 1930s, because of oil profits, the city boasted more millionaires per capita than any other U.S. city, though only briefly. Elvis Presley performed at the high school football field on August 24, 1955. After the construction of Interstate 45, many Houstonians began to settle communities around Conroe.
Within the first decade of the 21st century, the city attracted a lot of new residents from the Houston area. Renée C. Lee said that Conroe around 2002 was “a sleepy, backwater town 40 miles north of Houston” and that at the time, Conroe city officials needed to use financial incentives to attract home developers to Conroe. Lee said that for a three-year period ending in 2007, Conroe became a hotbed of construction of new houses.
In 2012 the U.S. Census Bureau designated the area around Conroe and The Woodlands as a “large urbanized transit area,” an area defined as having over 200,000 residents, making it eligible to receive federal transportation funds.

Children in Conroe, Texas

With a large number of children who contract lice per year, parents of Conroe, Texas should be aware of their resources in case an outbreak affects your family. Head lice outbreaks are extremely common in elementary schools and most parents don’t know much about head lice.

As parents in College Station Texas, it’s our mission to educate families in the Conroe area, as well as any other surrounding areas. For instance, did you know that lice are so common that 6-12 million kids are infested each year? Or that lice will infest clean or dirty hair but actually prefer a clean head of hair? Did you know that lice lay eggs, called nits and those are actually the trickiest to get rid of? We have endless amounts of knowledge when it comes to head lice, lice treatment, and lice education. We’ve dedicated ourselves to researching and keeping up-to-date with science pertaining to lice removal remedies. Our AirAllé® device is the most modern and effective approach to lice removal treatment and won’t break the bank. It’s a really cool and easy way to kill lice and their eggs for good.

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Treating Lice: Do’s And Don’ts

There are probably more parents in the world who don’t know anything about lice than parents who do. Lice are one of those things that you don’t need to know anything about until an infestation affects your family. You never think it’ll actually happen to you but statistics show that if you have school-aged children, then there is a pretty good chance of you dealing with it during those elementary years. If an outbreak happens at school, it’s always good to be prepared and have some knowledge of the things you should and shouldn’t do when it comes to treating lice.

Here are some Do’s and Don’ts we came up with for treating lice. Let’s start with the Don’ts.

DON’T

• Freak out. It’s understandable when a parent panics at the sight of lice in their child’s hair but imagine how that will make your child feel? Children often react based on their parent’s emotions. If you stay calm, then they are more likely to stay calm. Plus, there’s no reason to panic too much because we ca treat the lice for you and all will be just fine.
• Feel too ashamed or embarrassed to call parents and teachers. When you discover your child has lice, the courteous thing to do is call anyone who may have come in direct contact with your child. This means telling friends’ parents and teachers. The social stigma given to those who contract head lice needs to be eradicated. Nobody can help it and anyone can get it.
• Use harmful chemicals to treat lice. There have been various studies proving that chemicals found in many lice treatments have detrimental and harmful side effects for children. That is not worth the risk one bit, especially since we are in the era of super lice, and over-the-counter treatments usually fail to treat super lice. We have treatment at our clinic that is chemical-free.
• Tent your house or call and exterminator. Some people thing that you need to do something serious to your house post head lice infestation. That is untrue. Head lice can’t survive off the head for more than 48 hours at most, so they will die. All you need to do it vacuum all carpet and wash all bedding and items used by infested individual.

DO

• Perform head checks on every family member to make sure the lice hasn’t spread to anyone else.
• Notify anyone who may have come in contact with your child and contracted head lice.
• Come to Lice Clinics of America – College Station, for safe and effective treatment that is chemical-free and comfortable for all ages.
• A load of laundry with all bedding and towels that the infested child may have touched. Wash and dry the hottest temperature.
• Put brushes, combs, accessories and any stuffed animals in a plastic bag and then place it in the freezer overnight.
• Make the process as fun and not scary as possible for you children. It is normal for a child to feel embarrassed when having head lice. Let them know that it is common and can happen to anyone. Let them know that head lice treatment is around the corner and that it will all be gone soon.

Treating lice can be quite a new and confusing process for some parents but we are here to help. Treating lice is our expertise and we treat each child as if they were our own. The hopes for this blog was to teach you a little bit more about treating lice than you knew before.