Philadelphia, PA, September 02, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- As Labor Day approaches, schools in Philadelphia make plans to welcome student but not head lice. Unfortunately, some of these students will bring with them those unwanted bugs and their accompanying nits. LiceDoctors Head Lice Removal Service advises parents to be on the look out for head lice. The months of August through October are peak months for the incidence of head lice.
According to Wendy Beck, owner of LiceDoctors, every year with the end of camp and the beginning of school, there are significant outbreaks of head lice. "This year we are seeing an increase in the incidence of head lice among school age children in Philadelphia, Bala Cynwood, Bryn Mawr, Elkins Park, Villanova, Wayne, and many other areas," reports Ms. Beck, who has been treating families with head lice for 18 years.
Ms. Beck attributes the increase largely to a growing resistance to the chemical treatments. "Everyday our in-home lice treatment service is called to remove nits and live bugs from children who have been treated unsuccessfully with the chemical shampoos. Often the parents think that their children are then lice and nit-free, but if any nits are left in the hair, the case is still active." In addition, school nurses check students' heads for head lice when they return to school, often detecting cases that have been festering over the summer. Not everyone has symptoms with head lice; some children have it and do not itch at all.
The best way to screen your child for head lice is to take him or her outside in the bright light. While lice scoot from the light and are difficult to find, the nits (eggs) attach to the hair shaft and have a translucent shell which reflects light in the sun.
LiceDoctos Head Lice Treatment and Nit Removal Service can be contacted in the Philadelphia area at 215-344-1413 or on the web at www.licedoctors.com. LiceDoctors is also available in 50 cities across the county.