LiceDoctors Detroit Survey Shows Majority of Families with Head Lice Have More Than One Infested Member

LiceDoctors survey of 50 parents in Detroit, Michigan and surrounding areas reveals that if one family member has head lice, there is a high probability of at least one other infested family member.

Detroit, MI, November 06, 2013 --( In a series of one on one qualitative interviews among families in the metropolitan Detroit area, results reveal that most families with a case of head lice have multiple family members with lice, as well. The survey was conducted by LiceDoctors Head Lice Treatment Services and 50 families with head lice were interviewed. The survey further revealed that when there is a child in the family under the age of 10, there is a greater chance for multiple infestation within a family. Head lice are extremely contagious and often get passed from one person to another within a household.

Among the 50 parents interviewed, 37 or 74% reported that more than one person in the family had contracted a case. Among the 37 families who experienced multiple family members with lice, 30 or 81% of the families had at least one child under the age of 10. Within the group of families with multiple cases, 34 or 92% of the time the mother also had contracted a case, while 25 of the families or 68% of the time, at least one sibling also had picked up a case of lice.

Because lice are so contagious and younger children are more likely to be in close proximity to other family members, the likelihood of passing on the case increases. Lice are generally transferred via head to head contact as bugs crawl from person to person. Nits (lice eggs) are not contagious.

LiceDoctors Head Lice Treatment Service is available in the Detroit area including Ann Arbor, Auburn Hills, Birmingham,Bloomfield Hills, Brighton, Farmington, Grosse Pointe, Jackson, Rochester, Shelby, Southfield, and many others. LiceDoctors can be reached in the Detroit area at 248-633-8827 or online at The company has treated over 25,000 families and has a board-certified medical director on staff. LiceDoctors uses an all-natural protocol developed by its medical director and used successfully for 18 years. LiceDoctors has the Better Business Bureau Seal of Approval.
Wendy Beck