Denver, CO, October 08, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- As the adage goes, death and taxes are unavoidable. In today's times it seems to many families around the Denver area, that head lice should be grouped with those inevitable events. Head lice have become an every day topic of conversations among parents waiting to get their kids from school. All parents dread that phone call from the school nurse informing them that yes, their child is now a carrier of head lice.
Fall months are a busy time for head lice across the nation including in Denver. As LiceDoctors Head Lice Treatment and Nit Removal Service owner Karen Sokoloff reports, "we are swamped with phone calls now from Denver. We operate in over 75 locations and Denver was our first city. We have had the opportunity to track the number of cases in that area for several years now and this year the number has increased significantly versus prior years."
Sokoloff recommends that families be prepared for head lice in the event that their child shows signs. "When a parent suspects head lice in her child or receives the call from school, often that is a stressful time. It is helpful for parents to plan ahead to help deflect some of the anxiety and pressure associated with a head lice diagnosis. First of all become educated about head lice. They are not dangerous but they are a nuisance. LiceDoctors web site has a complete education center link that will help to demystify head lice and assuage fears."
LiceDoctors recommends that families have a metal lice comb on hand. This is useful in the event that you think your child may have lice. It is also important to have a good lamp and magnifying glass so that you can see what is going on the hair. The bugs scoot quickly around the hair so you have to have a clear view. Nits (lice eggs) are translucent and blend into the hair so you need to have an illuminated area and keen eyesight.
In addition, the lice treatment service, which has treated over 100,000 clients advises that parents read about "super lice" and the growing resistance that lice have to chemicals. "Parents are often in a panic when they hear about head lice so they run to the drug store and purchase chemical shampoos. Unfortunately, these chemicals are not healthy or effective," states Sokoloff. She goes on to say that, "In order to eradicate a case of head lice, you must remove every nit. If you leave one or two nits in the hair, the case will start all over again. To help prevent getting lice, girls should wear their hair up in a braid or bun. The less accessible that the hair is, the more difficult it is for the bugs to get into it. In addition parents should put gel, mousse or spray in their child’s hair. These products put a protective layer on the hair, which makes it harder for the bug to attach to the hair."
While these precautions may help, head lice are still prevalent especially among school age children. Be prepared with tools and knowledge. It is also important to know when it is in your best interest to call in a professional lice treatment company. Nitpicking is labor-intensive work and takes time. If you leave one or two nits in the hair, you may be facing another flare up.
LiceDoctors in Denver makes house calls day and night and has a medical doctor on staff who developed the company's highly effective protocol nearly 20 years ago. The company offers a full guarantee and has an "A" rating with the Better Business Bureau. In the Denver, Boulder, and Colorado Springs areas LiceDoctors can be reached at 720-292-1991 or at www.licedoctors.com.