Atlanta, GA, October 19, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- LiceDoctors Head Lice Treatment and Nit Removal Service reports that it is seeing very high incidences of head lice in Atlanta, Georgia and surrounding areas including Buckhead, Dunwoody, Kirkwood, Decatur and many others this fall. Fall tends to be an exceptionally busy time for LiceDoctors as children congregate in school and the close contact allows lice the opportunity to move from one child to another.
Parents in the Atlanta area are understandably considered about their children contracting a case of lice. Nancy from Dunwoody explains, "Both of my kids had lice last November and now it's going around the school again. When one of my kid's friends gets it, it seems like a whole group of them end up having it as well." Some schools in the Atlanta area maintain "no nit" policies meaning that children with any sign of lice or nits will be excluded from school until all nits are gone. All schools send home children with live lice.
According to Karen Sokoloff, owner of LiceDoctors, who is a pioneer in the field of lice treatment, every year when school is in full swing there are significant outbreaks of head lice. "Often we get calls at this time of year and find children who have been harboring lice and nits for weeks undetected from the summer months. Not everyone has symptoms of itching When the children return to school and the nurse does a head check, the cases reveal themselves."
Reasons for Increase in Head Lice Incidence
Nancy from Dunwoody says that last year, she spent weeks and hundreds of dollars trying to get rid of the lice and eggs. Her daughter missed several days of school. She has since learned about LiceDoctors from her friend who used the services. "If my kids get another case, I am definitely calling in the experts. I did not even know that there was such a thing as lice professionals." Sokoloff explains that part of the problem is that there is a growing resistance among lice to the chemical treatments. "Often parents think that their children are lice and nit-free after treatment with pesticides, but if nits are left in the hair and there is no effective follow-up plan then the case will start up again. Also, the lice run away from light and the nits camouflage in the hair so unless you are trained in lice detection and removal, it is very difficult to find all of the nits. In addition, some people with lice have no symptoms so they are not even aware that they are walking around in a contagious state."
The most effective way to identify nits is to bring the child to a bright spot, either by a window, outside, or where there is a bright lamp. The light reflects against the translucent shell which makes it easier to find them. The most important thing to remember if your child has lice is that to eliminate a case, every nit must be removed. Once all of the nits are gone, then the child is completely lice-free.
Benefits of A Professional Service
In addition to putting yourself in the hands of trained professional who know how to put an end to the lice infestation, lice professionals can offer you the emotional support that parents and children often need during a lice infestation. Sokoloff says that, "LiceDoctor technicians understand how stressful a lice case can be in a family. They have been rigorously trained to help allay fears which is a great support to stressed-out parents and children."
LiceDoctors has the heritage and stability associated with a nationwide company with a board-certified internist on staff, LiceDoctors offers the personal touch of a local service.The company operates with a board-certified medical director on staff who develped and copy-righted the protocol 18 years ago. They have a 99.9% success rate with the treatment.
For further information on LiceDoctors in the Atlanta, Georgia area call 404-618-0472 or go to www.licedoctors.com. LiceDoctors offers same day service and a full guarantee and carries the Better Business Bureau seal of approval.