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Nashville Schools Open and Head Lice Arrive

As children in Nashville, Tennessee and nearby towns settle into schools, LiceDoctors Head Lice Removal Service advises parents to beware of head lice. Back-to-school and the months of August through October are peak for the incidence of head lice.

nashville, TN, August 16, 2014 --( August marks the return to school for students all around Nashville, Tennessee. Children have spent the summer in close proximity to friends at camp, on the playground, at the pool, or on play dates and lice have the opportunity to move from head to head. LiceDoctors Head Lice Removal Service advises parents to be vigilant about head lice during the back-to-school months as these are peak months for the incidence of these critters.

According to Wendy Beck, owner of LiceDoctors, they have already treated several cases of head lice in the Nashville, Tennessee area since the opening of school. "This year we are seeing an increase in the incidence of head lice among school age children in Nashville and nearby towns," states Ms. Beck, who has been a lice professional for 19 years.

Ms. Beck says that every year she sees an gain in the number of cases of head lice. One of the major contributors is the growing resistance of head lice to the lice chemical shampoos. "LiceDoctors receives many calls every day from families asking for our in-home lice treatment because children still have nits and live bugs after using the pediculides." In addition, school nurses check students' heads for head lice when they return to school, often finding cases that have been undetected over the summer. Not everyone shows symptoms of itchiness from head lice.

The best way to screen your child for head lice is to bring the child outside in the bright light. While lice move quickly from the light and are difficult to find, the nits (eggs) attach to the hair shaft and have a translucent shell which reflects light in the sun. Because the nits camouflage in the hair, they my be hard to identify. When in doubt call in a professional.

LiceDoctos Head Lice Treatment and Nit Removal Service can be reached in Nashville at 615-953-0047 or on the web at LiceDoctors services treats families in 75 additional cities across the United States including Memphis and Knoxville and surrounding areas in Tennessee.
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