Lice Clinics of America San Diego kills Super Lice

Super Lice have become a trendy topic in the past weeks. A recent paper presented at the American Chemical’s Society in Boston noted that lice have become resilient to most over the counter agents and thus becoming harder to kill and, most times,  a nightmare for moms. Many media around San Diego have been talking about Super Lice and how to treat them. The Union Tribune San Diego highlights Lice Clinics of America San Diego as the solution for Super Lice.

At Lice Clinics of America San Diego we can handle Super Lice. We use our FDA cleared medical Device, Air Alle,that dehydrates lice & nits (eggs) in just one treatment. Our best seller treatment, uses the AirAlle device to dehydrate all the lice and eggs. then our professionally trained technicians will comb-out any dead debris and finally apply a rinse. Our full treatment comes with a re-treatment policy* for 30-days and takes just about an hour!

 

Lice Clinics of America mata a los SuperPiojos

En un estudio reciente se descubrió que los piojos han mutado y se han convertido en lo que llamamos SuperPiojos, siendo resistentes a la mayoría de los pesticidas que se encuentran en los productos que podemos comprar en la farmacia.

Univision nos entrevistó para saber que se puede hacer con los SuperPiojos y les explicamos que solo el aire caliente consigue matarlos y que en Lice Clinics of America ofrecemos la solución.

Lice Clinics of America mata a los SuperPiojos

We can handle SuperLice

Recent studies have alerted us that SuperLice have made their way to California. 

What are SuperLice?

SuperLice are a mutation of head lice that have become stronger and resilient to most pesticides used in over the counter treatments. Dr. Kyong Yoon, who has researched pesticide resistance in head lice since the 1990s released an update showing that head lice in 83 percent of the states he sampled—including California —now have gene mutations making them resistant to pesticides in the most popular lice shampoos.

 

How do I kill SuperLice? 

The AirAlle device kills  SuperLice in just one treatment. This FDA-cleared medical device, dehydrates head lice & nits (eggs) through heated air. Our head lice removal treatment takes just an hour, is completely safe- we use all natural products, no pesticides or harsh chemicals- and comes with a re-treatment policy* of 30-days. Lice Clinics of America San Diego helps you kill lice and SuperLice!

Talking about Lice makes me itch!!

We receive about 50 calls and see around 40 people every week for head lice in San Diego. Most of

the people we screen has lice but some of them just come in to make sure they’re on

the clear. Just knowing that you have been around lice makes people itch.

 

Even though itching is one of the most common symptoms of head lice, you can also

itch for many other reasons:

 

* stress – the news of having lice in the family or even seeing a louse on your

child makes everyone panic and therefore, stressed. Itching is a common

response of our body to stress and if you add up the fact that you just saw a bug in

your child’s hair or that you know lice live in human heads, the likelihood of your

head itching becomes pretty high.

 

* over the counter products (OTC) – one of the most common reactions we see when

head lice is found is to run to the pharmacy and apply over the counter products to

all the family members, “just in case.” But OTC products have pesticides and toxic

ingredients that can cause skin irritation and indeed, itching.

 

* other scalp/head conditions: dry scalp, dandruff, and skin irritation may cause

itching as well. Changing shampoos, using different hair products or even humidity

or a change in the weather can impact your scalp and skin, resulting in itching.

 

* Head Lice! – yes, over 50% of people that call us complaining about itching have

lice. If you quickly screen yourself for the reasons why your head is itching and

there is lice around you, most likely you have lice. The best way to react is to get

a professional head screening to determine whether you have been infested or not.

 

At Lice Clinics of America we perform over 100 head screenings a month, thus providing a professional diagnose and being able to perform head lice removals in San Diego  in a safe and quick manner. Make an appointment now!

How to talk to your children about Head Lice

As parents, when we find out that our children have lice our first reaction is not always the best. The facts is that lice are annoying, sometimes disgusting and can be completely overwhelming to deal with. But knowing the right way to talk about lice to our children will make our life easier when that time comes and will also make them not feel awful or guilty about it.

Here’s some quick tips to talk to your children about lice:

Explain lice symptoms to your children – so they can alert you before the infestation has gone too far. You can always have a lice comb in the shower and make it a routine for them to comb their hair every day or to have you do it, if there’s lice, you’ll be able to see it when they just got infested and it will be much easier to deal with it.

Educate them on lice prevention – advise them to wear their hair up or braided, not share jackets, helmets and hats and even have them wear protective lice repellant products on their hair.
Don’t Panic – know your options to treat lice so you can react as soon as possible and don’t panic so that you don’t create that same reaction on them.
At Lice Clinics of America San Diego, we treat lice professionally with our AirAlle medial device that dehydrates lice & nits through heated air.

Does Heat Kill Lice?

Yes, it does. But not any amount of heat. It has been proven that most of the lice body composition is water. The right amount of heat, the right amount of time will eliminate lice & nits (eggs).
Most over the counter treatments (OTC) focus on killing the adult lice by using aggressive ingredients. Because the eggs have not been killed with the application of the shampoo or gel, a re-do of the process is needed after a week when the eggs hatch. The HEAT kills the nits by dehydration and therefore only one treatment is needed.
Additionally, recent studies have proven that lice are becoming resilient to the OTC products and even some prescription lice removal medicine. Head lice are very unlikely to evolve a resistance to heat, which makes the heated treatments so appealing.
But not any amount of heat would work. A blow dryer has directional heat that would burn the scalp if used at the right temperature, the right amount of time. The AirAlle is a medical, FDA cleared and patented device that provides the right amount of heat, the right amount of time and removes lice & nits. 
At LCA San Diego we use the Airalle device to dehydrate all lice & nits. We kill lice in a fast, safe and highly effective way.