LiceDoctors to Richmond, Virginia Families: Take Precautions to Prevent Spread of Head Lice Over the Holiday Season

LiceDoctors Head Lice Treatment and Nit Removal Service in the Richmond, Virginia area warns parents that holiday season is a busy time for head lice contagion. Head lice are transmitted primarily through head to head contact and when families reunite, there is ample opportunity for head lice to spread.

Richmond, VA, November 28, 2013 --( LiceDoctors Head Lice Treatment and Nit Removal Service with in-home service in Richmond, Virginia and nearby areas recommends that families be on the look-out for head lice over the upcoming holiday season. According to owner Karen Sokoloff, "Each year, we typically see increases 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."

LiceDoctors has some recommendations to help prevent head lice transmission during 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. In addition, Sokoloff emphasizes that you do not need to treat the home. Lice can not live off the head more than a day; keep an eye out on the head not the house.

In the event that your child gets lice, LiceDoctors will come to your home and use a natural lice treatment to kill the bugs and eliminate the nits in the hair. LiceDoctors 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 Richmond area including Chester, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, East Highland Park, Highland Springs, Laurel, Mechanicsville, Petersburg,
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 Glen Allen,
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Wendy Beck