Autumn. One of our favorite seasons in The Lice Clinic in Medford. The change in temperature, the comfort foods and smells, the lovely layered clothing. We love it! There is one thing that’s always a topic of interest, though, when parents come to get treatment in our clinic. Shared hats! Children confuse, lose and misuse hats and other items at school. This can lead to the spread of many diseases beyond head lice infestation.
So, what should you do? We educate the children that we treat to refrain from using other people’s hats, brushes and hair accessories. We teach them why and how to keep their items protected. This reduces cross contamination, and that’s why it is our tip four this Lice Prevention Month!
Not only does our mint spray smell great, it helps to repel lice bugs. Why is this helpful to you, and why should you regularly squirt our mint spray on your child as they head out the door? Well, once we are removed from their presence, many kids forget about head lice. They forget not to share hats, and forget not touch heads with others. Preventive sprays include scents that head lice avoid. So, while they smell good to us, they smell bad to lice. Pick up a mint spray for the car, and the house. Keep head lice away!
Lice treatments are on the rise, and this month we are sharing weekly tips for improved prevention. Tip one is to avoid hair to hair contact. This is hugging, sharing pillows, telling close secrets, taking selfies and more! If you just can’t be without that lovely one on one human contact, we recommend regular lice checks. Checks can be done quickly in our clinic, or on your own. Feel free to call us at 781-960-4884 to talk about your lice check options. We even come to schools, and camps!
School is almost out, and summer camp is about to begin. To celebrate the hardworking families that we see in our head lice treatment clinic, we developed the first annual S.T.E.A.M Scholarship.
We love the science behind our AirAllé technology, and even the entomology (bug science) we’ve learned in our clinic. You could say we are big fans of S.T.E.A.M. So, to support our community, we created the easiest scholarship process possible. We will reward one family with $500 towards S.T.E.A.M based summer camp of their choice. Whether you are a theatre kids, sports star, singer or author, we can help you delve deeper this summer if you apply and win!
To enter, all you need to do is Share, LikeandComment on Facebook. Here are the rules:
Share the post and like the link on Facebook. You can find the post here.
Comment on the post via Facebook. The comment must include your One Parenting Tip about HOW YOU INSPIRE HARD WORK AND GRIT IN YOUR CHILDREN.When answering, think about how you helped to make them who they are. How did you encourage them to keep practicing or learning or improving even when things were difficult for them? Leave your comment on the post.
If you do not want to comment publicly, please email us directly at email@example.com with the subject line: $500 STEM SCHOLARSHIP
The last date of entry for the drawing is June 15th. The scholarship winner will be announce on June 16th via Facebook, and they will be contacted by email or personal message. The parenting tip will be shared in the announcement.
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Once a lice infestation is treated by one of our Lice Clinics Technicians, parents always ask: “What can I do to prevent this from happening again”? Our advice is to practice prevention for the remainder of the school year. One of the best ways to do this is to style your child’s hair in ways that are less likely to invite lice!
Lice are wingless, they do not fly and they do not jump. They must crawl to a new head. By keeping hair close to your child’s head in the form of Buns, Ponytails and Braids, you give yourself a fighting chance against re-infestation.
To form a pony tail, you will need a brush or comb, a hair tie and pins/clips for fly-away hairs. Start by grabbing all of the hair. Sweep it to the crown of the head, and hold it securely in your non-dominant hand. Use your dominant hand to band the hair with the hair tie. Twist and wrap the tie once more. Repeat until the ponytail is tightly secured. Brush and pin down any fly away hairs. Ponytails are easy to learn, and keep hair volume under control!
To form a bun, start with the ponytail instructions. Once the ponytail is in place, grab and twist the hair clockwise around the base of the ponytail. Keep wrapping and twisting the hair until you wrap the full length around the base. Secure the bun in place with another hair tie, or with bobby pins. High buns are a chic way to protect your child from lice!
Braids are complicated to describe, but are an easy hair style to master with a little practice. In order to learn how to braid, please use videos like this one to figure out the “A,B,C” pattern that feels most comfortable to you. Braids are so nice because they keep the hair close to the head, and offer a pretty hairstyle alternative. They are worth the practice!
Our Boston Area Lice Removal Clinic is here to help educate, treat and prevent against any lice infestations your family may be exposed to! Give us a call or read through our website to see how we can assist you.
These Lice Clinics of America owners from across the country have heard clients tell of many wacky home remedies they tried, but failed with. Read on for some of the strangest head lice treatment ideas reported by families across the USA.
**Please do not try any of these at home, as some seem down right dangerous!**
Gerry Wolburg, Owner of www.virginialiceremoval.com in Virginia: “We had a boy show up at Virginia Lice Removal with Vaseline in his head!”
Kristen Hollingsworth, Owner of www.lcadanvers.com in Massachusetts: “Mixing up eggs and putting it on the kid’s head, then letting it harden like a helmet thinking it would suffocate the lice and nits”
Timika Downes, Owner of www.liceclinicsmedford.com in Massachusetts: “Putting hot towels straight from the dryer on the kids’ heads, and then dousing them with olive oil”
Judy Hinant Hayden, Owner of www.liceclinicslexington.com in Kentucky: “Putting Noxema in the hair. Even after washing it out, the family came in for treatments and the heat from the AirAlle’ caused the remnants of the Noxema to fluff up like little puffs of shaving cream in the hair!”
Suzanne Danita, Owner of www.liceclinicsevansville.com in Indiana: “One family said they were so desperate after several failed treatments, that they soaked their daughter’s hair in kerosene”.
Tanya Kensley, Owner of www.liceclinicsfortcollins.com in Colorado: “Mayonnaise with a large zip lock bag over it. She actually showed up at the clinic like this”
Jacqueline Huynh, Owner of www.liceclinicssf.com in California: “Mayonnaise, followed by tea-tree shampoo and coconut oil”.
Marianne Gonsalves , Manager of www.lcabraintree.com and www.lcanorton.com in Massachusetts: “She put a bunch of her family’s belongings into a rented storage space, moved the family in with her mother for two weeks and bug bombed her apartment”.
Thank you to Hilary Reeser for guest posting! Here at Lice Clinics of America Medford, we can treat your family’s head lice quickly, efficiently and at a flat rate. We serve the following towns:
Does the thought of head lice on your kids scare you? We’ve all heard about the scurrying little bugs, the caustic OTC treatments, and the endless hours of combing and nitpicking!To help our local families prevent the occurrence of head lice, the staff at Lice Clinics of America Medford reached out to other Lice Clinics of America owners to compile a list of lice prevention tips, straight from the experts.
As you finish up the school year and begin your summertime schedules, keep these Pro-Tips in mind to help ensure your family stays lice free!
“Lice has changed, and is now referred to as Super Lice!What does this mean for you, and how do you prevent it?This means today’s lice is resistant to OTC treatment, and can take months to get rid of on your own.Therefore, the way to best prevent lice is to require that you are notified if a friend or classmate has lice!When lice is allowed to fester, unnoticed, it spreads more quickly. Request that your school or camp nurse send you notification when ever a case is found, and let other parents know you want to be kept in the loop if they find these lousy bugs!”
“Many times clients come to us and have no idea where they could have contracted head lice.They haven’t recently been around children, and don’t recall recent close contact with other adults.The only thing they report is recent travel on buses or planes.Our Pro-Tip for lice prevention is simple:Remember to drape a hoodie or light jacket over movie theater, plane or bus seats when you are out having fun!”
“Our staff come into contact with lice everyday.We keep them lice free by using our lice treatment oil once a week.The oil is a life saver, and it is super easy to apply and rinse out.If you receive notice of a lice infestation in your child’s class, preventive oil treatments are your answer.Instead of stressing yourself, just apply the special oil one time per week, wash it out thoroughly, and you will have nothing to worry about!”
“Most people love surprises, but no one ever wants to be surprised by head lice.The best thing you can do is to institute monthly or even weekly head checks for your little ones.Adding this one additional step to their end of week routine gives you a fighting chance for finding lice, before they wreak havoc.The next time you do your kids’ ponytails or hair braids, part their hair and quickly look through each portion for lice and nits.It shouldn’t take long, and an early catch will mean an easier treatment process.”
“Most people know about the healthful benefits of essential oils, but many people are unaware of the lice preventive properties of individual oils and scents.Peppermint oil, rosemary oil and tea tree oil are believed to be a winning combination in preventing lice.At our clinics we sell various hair ties or sprays that are infused with various combinations of these essential scents.Our Pro-Tip is to spray sleeping bags, pillows and sheets with a non pesticidal lice repellent spray before sleep overs or hotel stays!It is a quick and easy step, and it smells wonderful.”
There you have it! Some of our network experts weighing in on their most effective head lice prevention strategies. Please visit www.liceclinicsofamerica.com to find a clinic and a head lice expert in your area.
Lice Clinics of America – Medford Egg Hunt Event: FREE LICE TREATMENTS
Holy Moly, the Easter Bunny is on the way!
To celebrate this, Larada Sciences joined with Lice Clinics of America Medford clinic to offer a day of FREE Head Lice Express Treatments to the community. We are offering EXPRESS AIRALLÉ TREATMENTS, first come – first serve on 4/8/17 9:00AM-5:00PM. Bring the family, see our clinic, and receive a FREE EXPRESS TREATMENT*, or make an appointment for a Full SIGNATURE AirAllé Treatment, and get a FREE Easter Candy Bag!
…let the hunt begin!
*Express Treatment includes Treatment with the AirAllé Heat Device and application of Active Rinse oil that can be washed out at home! $145 Value
“I haven’t had lice since I was 6! How is it that I’m in college and I caught head lice?”
This is a question we hear all the time at Lice Clinics Medford. The truth is, college students, moms and other adults contract lice the same way everyone else does. The most common way people get head lice is through prolonged head to head contact. The most mystifying part, though, is figuring out who the hell gave it to you in the first place!
When this happens, meaning a person comes in to our clinics and has no idea where they could have possibly been exposed, we run through a check list assessment. Finding out the point of origin is so important – it keeps you safe from re-infestation. If that in depth line of questioning ends up without a lead, we focus on prevention. We have preventive products for use after leaving our clinic, we teach our clients what to look for once they are on their own, and we provide guidance and support long after our appointments end.
Many people are so traumatized by getting lice, and seeing bugs fall from their hair, that they often come back to us for additional checks just to have peace of mind! It’s a jarring, confusing, traumatic, weird thing to deal with. We will stick with you until you are through with lice and over the trauma!
Our services are available every single day, by appointment only. This means that if there are no appointments booked, our doors are closed and our technicians are home with their families, running errands, or sitting at hockey/soccer/theatre practice like the rest of us. That said, we always answer our phone (unless we are treating a client, etc.), and if we miss your call, we always call back in a timely manner.
Why is this interesting? Well, I think most people would find it interesting to know how many late night calls come in. Time and time again we get frantic phone calls right before we close. Last night, the call came in at 10:50pm.
A mom found lice! She treated it at home during the day, and refused to let her daughter go to school. She washed the bedding at the laundry mat in scalding hot water, and ran the dryer for longer than suggested. She was on a mission to #slay! Later that night, after the exhaustion of the day, she looked over at her first grader’s ponytails, and saw a small bug move. UGH! It was the last straw. She went onto her phone, found our number again (she found it earlier, but was determined to do it herself), and called us at 10:50pm.
We answered because we have been there. We answered because she was at the end of her rope. We answered because we believe we have the solution that people should turn to first-not second. You have beds to clean, carpets to vacuum, homework to check. Why add the extra (futile) step of treating head lice at home? Why add daily comb outs?
Call us, question us, and lean on us when you need head lice treatments. We remove head lice daily. We know what we are looking for, and we know how hard it is for you to beat this. You deserve a break after the initial shock that head lice is in your home. Don’t choose to drive yourself crazy. Call us for help and support.