LiceDoctors Offers Fairfax County, Virginia Families Advice on How to Avoid Lice During the Holiday Season

Family gatherings during Thanksgiving and the holiday season with people in close proximity to each other, encourages the spread of head lice from one person to another. LiceDoctors offers families tips on how to avoid head lice during this busy season.

Dallas, TX, November 06, 2013 --( LiceDoctors Head Lice Treatment and Nit Removal Service with in-home service in the Dallas/Fort Worth area advises families that the holiday season traditionally results in a jump in the incidence of head lice. According to owner Karen Sokoloff, "Each year, we typically see spikes in the incidence of head lice at certain points over the calendar year. Summer camp, back-to-school, Thanksgiving, and early January after the holidays are busy times lice-wise."

As parents are not going to sequester their children during this family time, LiceDoctors has some recommendations to help minimize the chance of kids ending up with head lice after family get-togethers.

Girls should wear their hair up in a braid, pony tail, or bun. The less accessible that the hair is, the more difficult it is for the bugs to get into it. Apply gel, mousse or spray in your child’s hair. These products put a protective layer on the hair, which makes it harder for the bug to attach to the hair. Children should come with their own pillows if they are spending the night with family or friends. No one should be allowed to share combs or other hair accessories. It is also important to check for lice in front of a bright window or under a bright light as soon as families go back to their own homes. Be on the look-out for bugs that scoot very quickly when you move the hair around.

Often when families get together, they may not even be aware that some of the children are carrying head lice. "Not everyone itches or shows symptoms of head lice," reports Sokoloff so there may be families who have lice and do not even know it.

LiceDoctors is a lice treatment service that offers the convenience and privacy of treatment in clients' homes. LiceDoctors has successfully treated over 25,000 families, carries the Better Business Bureau Seal of Approval,and has a board-certified medical doctor on staff. LiceDoctors is available in the Dallas/Fort Worth area in Allen, Arlington, Coppell, Denton,Flower Mound, Frisco, Garland, Irving, Keller, McKinney, Plano, Richardson, and many others. LiceDoctors also services 60 additional locations. LiceDoctors can be reached at or in the Dallas area at 214-382-9727.
Wendy Beck