Memphis, TN, August 29, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Back-to-school in Memphis means children return, rested up and ready to take on a new year. unfortunately, they may bring with them some unwanted guests: head lice. School nurses all over Memphis and surrounding areas often conduct routine checks on students as schools begin, as back-to-school is peak of head lice season.
A school nurse in Memphis reports, "Like it or not, head lice are a part of our lives now. It used to be that only the occasional child was found to have head lice. Nowadays we find several cases of head lice each year, often in the beginning of the school year. We are very careful about head lice because we know how contagious it is, and we don't want to a few cases to turn into several cases."
Karen Sokoloff of LiceDoctors, a leading national in-home professional head lice treatment service, says that the incidence of head lice increases each year and this is largely due to the growing resistance among head lice to the chemical shampoos. "Often a parent has treated a child with the chemical shampoos and assumes that the child is lice and nit free. Unfortunately often that is not the case and the child returns to school unwittingly carrying a contagious case."
It can be very challenging or parents to eliminate all of the lice and eggs. In that case a professional service that guarantees its work should be brought in. LiceDoctors can be reached in Memphis at 901-305-8819 to at www.licedoctors.com.