Back-to-School Head Lice Prevention Checklist from Lice Away Today

Back-to-school is a busy time for parents and students. The weeks prior to school are filled with shopping for clothes, backpacks and school supplies as well as last-minute trips to squeeze every bit out of the summer. Parents often worry about how their children will like their teacher and whether they’ll get along with the other students or be bullied.

Lice Away Today is a member of Lice Clinics of America®, the world’s largest network of professional lice treatment centers. Michelle Cherry, the owner, says, “We see a surge in cases of head lice when kids return to school” and recommends some proven practices that can prevent and treat cases of head lice. The clinics offer everything families need to stay lice-free now, and all year round with products and services for every situation and every budget.

Screen Early and Often

The best way to prevent head lice is for all children to be screened regularly. Lice and their nits are difficult to identify by the untrained eye.  Cherry says, “We recommend professional head lice checks, especially at peak lice times in the fall, back-to-school and returning home from summer camp.” They do a full visual and wet head screening for just $10!

 An Ounce of Prevention

Lice Away Today sells their awesome smelling preventative spray; kids love it, lice hate it!  It’s non-toxic and should be sprayed on all kids every day before going to school or playdates

Have Hair Pulled Back

The best way to prevent the spread of lice is keeping hair up in a tight bun. “Lice crawl from one head to another, if the hair is tied up in a bun there will be less hair to hair contact,” says Cherry.

Sharing Items Like Brushes

While lice are much more likely to be spread by head-to-head contact than brushes, it’s good practice to let your children know that while we teach them to share most things, brushes shouldn’t be one of them.

Selfies 

We all take them, even us adults. But when taking selfies, we are putting our head right next to our friends’ heads.  This head-to-head contact is a perfect environment for the exchange of lice. Let your teen know it’s okay to take selfies but it’s best to keep a little distance.

If you do get lice

Best-laid plans of prevention can be laid to waste by a bug who is literally designed to spread from human to human. If your child does have head lice, Lice Away Today offers the safest, fastest, and most effective treatment technology available, the AirAllé® medical device. AirAllé is FDA-cleared and clinically shown to kill live lice and more than 99 percent of eggs (nits) in a single treatment using carefully applied heated air to dehydrate lice and eggs. This “one and done” treatment takes about an hour, doesn’t require any follow-ups and is guaranteed to be effective.

It’s common for families to struggle with head lice for weeks or months using traditional over the counter lice treatments, traditional combing, and services that leave you combing for three weeks. Lice Away Today guarantees that people leave their clinics lice-free and can provide tools to help them remain lice-free throughout the year.

Lice Clinics of America has over 330 treatment centers in 35 countries, making it the world’s largest network of professional lice treatment centers. Lice Away Today, your local clinics, are located in South Tampa and Clearwater/Dunedin.  They are open seven days a week by appointment. Call 813-410-4860, email info@LiceAwayToday.net or visit www.LiceAwayToday.net for more information or to schedule an appointment.

 

 

Earth Day Alert from Lice Away Today – Tampa

Every year on Earth Day the world focuses on environmental protection. Lice Away Today – Tampa reminds the Tampa community that all of its products and services are 100 percent pesticide-free. The clinic’s 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 Michelle Cherry, owner of Lice Away Today – Tampa. “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,” Cherry said. “They have been overused for so long that head lice are now resistant to them.”

 

Cherry 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,” Cherry 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,” Cherry 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 Away Today – Tampa also offers 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.

 

Lice Away Today – Tampa is a part of the lice Clinics of America network. 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://www.liceawaytoday.net, email info@liceawaytoday.net, or call (813) 213-4490.

 

Siblings and Head Lice: Tips from Lice Away Today – Tampa

April 10 is National Siblings Day, and Michelle Cherry, owner of Lice Away Today – Tampa 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,” Cherry 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,” Cherry 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 Tampa clinic has 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,” Cherry 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,” Cherry 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://www.liceawaytoday.net, email info@liceawaytoday.net, or call (813) 213-4490.

Spring into Head Lice Prevention: Tips from Lice Away Today® – Tampa

“When parents are confronted with head lice, they often react in a panic—we see it every day,” said Michelle Cherry, owner of Lice Clinics of America Tampa. “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,” Cherry 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,” Cherry said.

What can you do to prepare for head lice? Here are Cherry’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,” Cherry 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://www.liceawaytoday.net, email info@liceawaytoday.net, or call (813) 213-4490.

 

Lice Away Today® Tampa Says Don’t Let Lice Drive You Mad This March

Michelle Cherry, owner of Lice Away Today – Tampa, 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, Cherry 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,” Cherry 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,’” Cherry 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,” Cherry said. “Including Tampa.

“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,” Cherry 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 Away Today Tampa 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,” Cherry 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,” Cherry 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://www.liceawaytoday.net, email info@liceawaytoday.net, or call (813) 213-4490.

 

 

Lice Away Today® – Tampa 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 Michelle Cherry of Lice Away Today – Tampa. “Olive oil, butter, even kerosene! Maybe this story will help people avoid wasting time and money on treatments that don’t work.”

Cherry 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,” Cherry 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 Away Today Tampa 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,” Cherry 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,” Cherry 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://www.liceawaytoday.net, email info@liceawaytoday.net, or call (813) 213-4490.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lice Away Today® Tampa Reports Local Lice Infestations

Lice Away Today® Tampa reported that their clinics have seen a higher number of cases of lice infestations from last winter to this winter in multiple neighborhoods in Tampa.

“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 Michelle Cherry, owner of the Tampa clinic.

“Lice are not life-threatening, and they don’t cause any illness, but they are highly contagious and difficult to eliminate with traditional treatments,” Cherry 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,” Cherry said. “Head lice have nothing to do with personal hygiene or home cleanliness.” Cherry 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,” Cherry 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://www.liceawaytoday.net, email info@liceawaytoday.net, or call (813) 213-4490.

Hugs Not Bugs Coming to Lice Away Today® – Tampa

Who doesn’t need a hug?

Everyone does, and that’s why Lice Away Today® – Tampa is launching a “Hugs Not Bugs” campaign this February.

Random Acts of Kindness Week is sponsored by the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, whose mission is “to change schools, the workplace, families, and society through kindness. We work toward that goal by creating free content that promotes kindness toward others and teaches important kindness skills to kids.”

“This movement is important to us because we’ve seen how head lice can cause frustration, embarrassment, and even strain relationships among parents,” Cherry said. “There is a long-held yet long-dismissed notion that head lice are associated with poor hygiene, and people feel judged.”

Indeed, a OnePoll survey of 2,000 U.S. parents—conducted in conjunction with Lice Clinics of America—found that 52 percent of parents feel judged by other moms and dads when their child comes home with head lice.

The medical world has debunked the mythical connection between head lice and hygiene. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states, “Personal hygiene or cleanliness in the home or school has nothing to do with getting head lice.” Still, the perception persists.

Lice Away Today® – Tampa offers a revolutionary solution for head lice in the form of the AirAllé® medical device. AirAllé kills lice using carefully controlled warm air that dehydrates lice and eggs (nits). It is a Class I medical device that has been cleared by the FDA and has been clinically proven to kill live lice and more than 99 percent of lice eggs.

Most treatments take about an hour and are guaranteed to be successful.

Worldwide, the AirAllé device successfully treated nearly half a million cases of head lice with a success rate better than 99 percent.

And by the way, you don’t have to limit your random acts of kindness to one week. The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation offers a year-long calendar to help you spread the love 365 days a year.

To learn more or to schedule an appointment, visit https://www.liceawaytoday.net, email info@liceawaytoday.net, or call (813) 213-4490.

How to Stay Lice Free in 2019 from Lice Away Today – Tampa

For decades, the standard of care for head lice has focused on reactive treatment using pesticide-based products. “Head lice has been associated with poor hygiene or dirty homes and has had mortified parents treating the nuisance in secret, often to no avail,” said Michelle Cherry, owner of Lice Away Today® – Tampa.

“That’s changing as the medical and educational communities have taken steps to bring head lice out of the darkness of fear and ignorance,” Cherry said. “Now we focus on education, prevention, and pesticide-free solutions when head lice are found.”

Indeed, the internet is full of homespun advice on how to treat head lice, urging parents to use everything from mayonnaise to kerosene to kill the bugs. Home remedies people recommend range from laughable to downright dangerous, and Lice Away Today® – Tampa is bringing the latest science and medicine to the forefront of the battle against head lice.

When you visit Lice Away Today® – Tampa you’ll find a bright, clean, kid-friendly environment with a high-tech head lice solution—the FDA-cleared AirAlléÒ medical device. The AirAllé device uses carefully controlled heated air to dehydrate lice and eggs (nits). It’s been clinically shown to kill live lice and 99 percent of eggs on the spot in a single hour-long treatment.

Lice Away Today® – Tampa is one of more than 350 clinics worldwide in 36 countries. Lice Clinics of America is the largest network of professional head lice treatment centers in the world. The AirAllé device has effectively performed more than 400,000 head lice treatments with a success rate better than 99 percent.

“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that one in five children under 12 years old have head lice,” Cherry said, “and that it has nothing to do with cleanliness or hygiene. We can also tell you from experience that head lice don’t discriminate, and that people from all walks of life come to our clinic and leave lice-free.”

“We are also adamant about not using pesticide-based products that don’t work—products that can be worse than the condition they are trying to treat,” Cherry said. “Studies published in medical journals have found that 98 percent of head lice in much of the world are now resistant to the pesticides used in traditional lice products, and these pesticides have been linked to behavioral and developmental problems in children.”

In addition to the AirAllé device, Lice Away Today® – Tampa also carries a complete home line of pesticide-free lice-prevention products as well as educational materials for parents and schools. “We’re much more aware of how lice spread, and how to reduce the risk of contracting head lice,” Cherry said. “We work with schools, daycare centers, pediatric practices, and families to prevent head lice infestations, which is the best treatment of all.”

Preventive products include sprays, conditioners, and shampoos that can be used daily or weekly at bath time and act as a lice repellent. All of the products use essential oils and inert gels that contain no harmful chemicals.

To learn more or to schedule an appointment, visit https://www.liceawaytoday.net, email info@liceawaytoday.net, or call (813) 213-4490.

Your Post Holiday Head Lice Checklist from Lice Away Today® – Tampa

“No one wants to deal with head lice, especially after a hectic and stressful holiday period,” said Michelle Cherry, owner of Lice Away Today® – Tampa. “Parents have enough on their plates with the travel, entertaining, shopping, and cleaning everything up after the New Year.”

“Unfortunately, the holidays can be a peak time for head lice, so it is important to be vigilant,” Cherry said. “This is especially true if you traveled to spend time with other families or hosted other families in your home. Lice primarily spread through head-to-head contact, and children get lice more often than adults do because kids spend more time in close contact.”

“Whether you were the visitor or the visited,” Cherry says, “there are some steps you can take to ensure that you don’t send your child back to school with head lice. We put together this checklist for preventing head lice infestations after the holidays.”

 

  1. Get a professional lice screening. If there is a chance you or your children were exposed to head lice over the holidays, the best thing you can do for yourself and your peace of mind is get a professional head lice screening. If you do have head lice and choose to be treated at our clinic, the fee is waived. Head lice can be very difficult to diagnose, and false positives are very common. You do not want to get treated for head lice if you don’t have the bugs!

 

  1. Use preventative products. People tend to deal with head lice reactively—meaning we freak out when we find head lice in our children and try to get rid of the problem as fast as we can. That’s perfectly normal, but we now have products that can help to prevent head lice in the first place. Shampoos, conditioners, and sprays for hair, and products to treat bedding, clothing, and furniture where lice may have fallen are all available at our clinic and online. Unlike most over-the-counter lice products, all Lice Clinics of America products are pesticide-free.

 

  1. Keep long hair pulled back. The first few days of school are when your children are at the highest risk of getting head lice. Because lice spread through hair-to-hair contact, keeping long hair pulled back or in a braid can prevent exposure.

 

  1. Talk to your children about how head lice spread and help them understand behavior that can prevent them from getting head lice such as taking group photos with heads pressed together to fit in the picture or sharing combs and brushes. It’s rare, but head lice can spread when a strand of hair with a louse on it falls onto a coat, scarf, or hat, so sharing clothing with anyone that you know has head lice probably isn’t a good idea. The louse will crawl on to the first human head it can find because it cannot live anywhere but a human scalp.

 

  1. Don’t panic! If you do find head lice or suspect that your child has head lice, do not panic! Neither you, nor your child did anything wrong. Lice happens to everyone, and we now have the technology to get rid of head lice quickly and safely. Lice Away Today® – Tampa is the exclusive provider of lice treatment using the FDA-cleared AirAlléÒ medical device, which is clinically shown to kill live lice and eggs (nits) in a single treatment that takes about an hour. It’s easy and it has successfully treated more than 400,000 cases of head lice worldwide!

 

Lice Away Today® – Tampa is one of more than 350 Lice Clinics of America treatment centers in more than 36 countries. Lice Clinics of America is the largest and fastest growing network of professional head lice treatment centers in the world.

To learn more or to schedule an appointment, visit https://www.liceawaytoday.net, email info@liceawaytoday.net, or call (813) 213-4490.