LiceDoctors Sees Surge in Number of Lice Cases in Sarasota

Kids are back in school and weather is very warm. Both of these factors contribute to the surge in the incidence of head lice in Sarasota.

Sarasota, FL, September 14, 2013 --( LiceDoctors is reporting record numbers of calls from families in Sarasota with head lice. Head lice are generally transmitted from head to head contact and children together in school and on play dates encourages transmission.

According to Karen Sokoloff of LiceDoctors Head Lice Removal Service, "We are seeing a huge jump in the number of cases. Each year, September is the peak of lice season. This year, we are seeing more and more infestations as lice are developing greater resistance to the chemical treatments. These lice are called 'super lice'."

Sokoloff says that calls are coming in at record rates from Sarasota and nearby areas such as Anna Maria Island, Bradenton,Gulf Gate Estates, Lakewood Ranch, Laurel, Longboat Key, North Port, North Port, Palmetto, Punta Gorda, S, Sarasota, Siesta Key, Venice, and others.

While it is not practical to isolate children, there are some strategies that parents can use to discourage lice transmission. Children with long hair should wear their hair up in a bun or in a braid to make the hair less accessible to lice. In addition, children should use gel, mousse, or spray to put a protective layer around the hair. If parents discover lice and nits, every egg must be removed from the hair.

LiceDoctors can be reached in Sarasota at 941-404-2333 or on line at LiceDoctors has treated successfully over 25,000 and has the Better Business Bureau Seal of Approval.
Wendy Beck