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LiceDoctors Offers New Orleans Parents Tips for a Lice-Free Summer

Camps are underway in the New Orleans area and as children play together, the chances of transmitting head lice increase. Summer is the beginning of lice season which stretches into the early fall months. LiceDoctors Head Lice Treatment and Nit Removal Service offers parents advice on how to avoid head lice during this high risk time period.

New Orleans, LA, July 13, 2014 --( Summertime and the livin' is easy...unless, you are dealing with a lice infestation in your family. LiceDoctors Head Lice Treatment and Nit Removal Service in New Orleans and all surrounding areas has see a sharp increase in the number of calls that it is receiving from parents who are upset to find live bugs crawling in their kids' hair. To aid parents with this problem, LiceDoctors offers parents tips on how to avoid getting and transmitting head lice:

* The best way to prevent your child from passing along a case is to do quick checks in the hair before sending children to camp or on play dates. Divide hair into small sections and try to look at hair closley. NOTE: capitalize on summer sunlight to help you to see more clearly.

* If you see signs of nits or lice, you must comb and/or pick them out. Lice do not go away on their own. OTC and Rx shampoos are often ineffective as the lice have mutated and become impervious to these products.

* When in doubt, call in a professional with a lot of experience to get the job done properly so that you don't keep having recurrences.

* If you find signs of lice or nits in your child's hair, alert her friends who have been in close contact with your child.

* You want to put a protective layer around the hair to make it more difficult for the bug to climb up the hair; lice repellent, gel, or spray are good options.

* Make sure the hair is braided or up. The hair should be as close to the head and as inaccessible as possible.

* Since head to head contact is by far the most common way to transfer lice, it is best to encourage kids to avoid that when possible.

* Families and friends should not share brushes or caps, although bugs only live off the head for a day.

* Bring your own pillow for sleep over dates. Again, remember that head to head contact is the most likely way to get lice.

LiceDoctors located in New Orleans makes house visits to families in 75 geographical areas from coast to coast. The LiceDoctors' treatment protocol was developed over 18 years ago by its medical director, is all-natural, and is guaranteed to work. Each of their lice operators undergoes an intensive training and is dispatched directly to the privacy of the clients’ homes. Call 504-521-7573 in New Orleans for further information. LiceDoctors is available day and evening, 7 days a week.
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