Halloween – what scares you? What scares you the most in Halloween? Terror movies, face masks, jumping things, etc… but the scariest thing of all is to get head lice!
Lice Life Cycle
Being aware of the life cycle of head lice is a essential step in knowing how to correctly treat head lice infestations and what your expectations should be on the different type of lice removal treatments you use.
Lice Eggs or Nits
It all starts off as eggs ( also referred to as lice nits). Those eggs are securely glued to the hair shaft approximately a quarter inch from your scalp. Due to a very protective shell that they have, eggs are very resistant to many lice treatments and products that use suffocation, essential oils and pesticides as a way of killing the head lice. This very reason is why lice shampoos and other similar products usually require an additional treatment a week or more later to treat any new lice that has hatched. This is also the reason why it is very difficult to remove them from the hair and why you will need multiple comb-outs to ensure eradication.
The lice eggs are secured good enough to the hair that they can withstand a lot. This includes fingers, brushes, hair washing, everyday activities and more. However if used properly, a lice comb can be a highly effective way of removing lice eggs.
One of the extreme benefits of using a dehydration product like AirAlle to treat head lice is the high 99.2 percent effectiveness at killing lice eggs.
Between eight or nine days into the lice life cycle, a nymph will develop from the egg. The Nymphs are extremely small and remain very close to the scalp where they feed. Nymphs spend 9-12 days developing into adult lice, at which stage they can reproduce. Nymphs typically don’t spread from head to head.
An adult louse is about the size of a sesame seed, they travel further along the hair than nymphs, which definitely means they have a higher risk of falling off the hair, or climbing onto another head host through head to head contact.
Adults live up to 30 days on their host, and the females lay eggs approximately 3-5 times a day or about 88 eggs in their lifetime. The infestation begins when a female louse gets transferred to a host’s head and stars laying eggs.
Lice Clinics Of America
Lice Clinis of America is committed to providing quick, non-toxic lice removal treatment to clients in San Diego, California. Our patented AirAlle treatment is clinically tested and proven to kill all stages of head lice including their eggs by utilizing controlled headed air. This method is safe, fast and highly effective against all head lice infestations, including the most stubborn lice. Find out more about our services.
Ready for Halloween? We are officially in the month of Halloween! This October will be themed with scary faces, ideas to dress up and candy. We wanted to have a head start and give you some creative ideas to dress your children up as well as making sure they are not on a sugar high.
Creative Ideas to Dress Up
If your child is looking for ideas, the most resourceful page you will find will be Pinterest. It will also help you find alternatives to buying expensive dress up costumes that will only be good for one week. Children will definitely have ideas from their favorite movies like The Incredibles, Spiderman, Captain America or Coco. In this instance we wanted to share with you an easy way to prepare for face paint if your child wants to be Coco this year.
1.Start by delineating the eyes and nose with black face pencil. Then apply a coat of white face paint.
2. Apply red and black paint onto the eyes and make a daisy shape on the outsides
3. Finish up by being creative with the swirls!
How to avoid the sugar high?
We all know the favorite part of Halloween for our kids is going trick or treating. We also know those days can end in our children being stomach sick or running around like crazy due to the amount of candy they eat. What can we do to avoid the sugar high?
1. Limit the intake to 3/4 candies a day. if your child is young, take their candy and ration every day a little bit. make it a fun game to see how long it lasts!
2. Talk to your child. We know it’s probably hard to convince them but explain why it’s best to keep sugar to a limit and how much more enjoyable it will be if they take a bit every day and not get sick.
3. Find sugar free or low sugar candy to distribute to the neighborhood. Most of those candies taste the same and all moms will be grateful for it!
Our hope is that you have a stress free Halloween with easy and budget oriented ideas for your kids to have fun. Have a spooky and safe Halloween!
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