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LiceDoctors Reports Jump In Incidence of Head Lice In Pittsburgh, PA Following Thanksgiving Holiday Season

LiceDoctors Head Lice Treatment and Nit Removal Service reports a spike in the number of head lice cases in Pittsburgh following the Thanksgiving holidays. Reasons for the increase are close contact among family members and growing resistance rto chemical lice treatments.

Pittsburgh, PA, December 12, 2013 --( LiceDoctors Head Lice Treatment and Nit Removal Service, Pittsburgh's original at-home head lice treatment service, is seeing a jump in the incidence of head lice in the Pittsburgh area following the Thanksgiving holidays. This trend is expected to continue post Christmas holiday as well. The increase in incidence is largely due to two factors-the close proximity of family members over the holidays, which facilitates the spread of lice, and the growing resistance of lice to chemical treatments according to owner, Wendy Beck, who has been treating families with head lice for over 18 years.

Lice are primarily transferred through head to head contact so that when people are close together the opportunity arises for someone with lice to spread it to another person. Not everyone with lice knows that they have it; some people with lice do not have any itchy symptoms, according to Beck.

Ms. Beck explains that several strains of lice have gotten increasingly hearty over the past several years and are now called "super lice." "Chemical treatments generally do not kill these lice. LiceDoctors is called to homes of families every day and often our technicians treat families who have live bugs after using the chemical shampoos. LiceDoctors, using a proprietary plan developed by our board-certified medical director, is able to eliminate lice." In addition, Beck says that it is very important to know what head lice look like. They are brown, the size of a sesame seed, and often camouflage in the hair.

According to Beck, LiceDoctors is often asked what lice treatment in the home should be done. "As long as the family is on a follow-up plan, we say, "It's the head, not the house that needs lice treatment. Bugs only live off the head for a day."

Families are happy to be treated in their own homes and Ms. Beck sites the following as among the several advantages to an in-home head lice treatment service:
Confidentiality: In home services are private and offer complete confidentiality. Many children and parents do not want to run into a neighbor while walking to the salon or within the salon.
Convenience: With in home lice services, parents do not have to drag their children in the car and drive several miles to a salon.
Less overwhelming for a child: Getting head lice may be upsetting to a child (and parents!). For many children, going out to a strange place during this time adds stress to stress. They would much rather stay in the comfort of their home.
Pricing: Parents often assume that in the home service is more costly than salon services. That is often not the case. In the case of LiceDoctors, they offer the lowest prices in the area.
Hours of Availability: Usually salons are open 5 days a week from 9-5 while in-home services often are available 7 days a week–day time and evenings.

For families who are in need of LiceDoctors professional treatment in Pittsburgh, call 412-328-2201 or go to for same day, in-home service to successfully eliminate all lice including "super lice."
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