A Healthy New Year

A Healthy New Year is all we could ask for and more. It is the best time to reassess what is most important to you. Focusing on healthy habits instead of a New Year’s resolution may work better for you. Choose a specific word for the new year like the word “Health”. From there you can focus on creating the best version of your life. And the best way to do that is to focus on healthy habits. This blog will show you the best way to build healthy habits and lifestyle for a successful 2020.

Create a Plan
As a parent and spouse, sometimes it feels like you are running 100 miles an hour and 100 different directions at the same time. On a Sunday, try sitting down with your family and review a plan for the week so everyone is on the same page with a goal. Then narrow it down and find ways to improve adding self care into the plan weekly.

Meal Plan
Staying on top of a weekly meal plan can ultimately relieve you from many chores during the week. Meal planning is notorious for being a lifesaver on a few different levels. First, it will help you feel better if you eat cleaner and incorporate more veggies in your diet. Lastly, you can involve the children in meal preparation and enjoy more bonding time at home. You can even go to the local market or farm to pick fresh produce and products.

Read More Often
When children begin learning to read, they may be a little unsure of themselves at first. The most amazing part of focusing on your little reader is sitting with him or her and helping them sound it out while praising them. It will help them develop a love for books and reading time with you. Trips to the library are always fun as they have incorporated so many different activities for children.

Volunteer
Volunteering can help you meet some incredible people, advance your career, learn new skills and become a happier person. Like the infamous quote from Winston Churchill: “You make a living by what you get, You make a life by what you give”

Find an Exercise You Enjoy:
The biggest stress release is exercise, Moving your body can relieve aches and pains as well as making you feel better. Instead of looking at exercise as a chore, try viewing it as something that will make you feel your best mentally and physically. Then the extra added confidence will come along with your newfound energy and results.

Be Kind
Everyone in the world we live in is struggling through something. Try to treat everyone with kindness, spread love and brighten someone’s day.

Be Lice Free
One incredible way to assure happiness, is to know you and your family are lice free. Come in for a head check by one of our staff and learn all about prevention. If the unthinkable happens, we offer the easiest one and done treatment. Our Air Alle’ medical device kills all stages of lice in a single 60-90 minute treatment. Call us at 858-249-8337 or visit our website at www.lcasandiego.com

Have You Heard About Our Protection Plan?

When you get sick, you go to a doctor. When you have lice, you (should) go to a Lice Clinics of America clinic. With doctors, you have insurance. Now, with Lice Clinics of America – San Diego you have our Lice Protection Plan. We’re so excited to announce this new plan in place for our customers, so you never have to stress about lice treatments!

When you sign up for our lice protection plan, you’ll receive 3 head lice screenings and 2 treatments, all included in your monthly cost. We’re so confident in our service, we know that in the event you come into contact with lice again, we’ll be your first choice for protection.

The Lice Clinics of America Protection Plan includes the following:

  • Up to 3 free (optional) head screenings per year
  • Up to 2 free Signature AirAllé treatments per year in the event of any future lice infestation upon positive diagnosis by Lice Clinics of America certified technician.
  • Peace of mind knowing that we’re here to help at any time to help

This is the most simple and easy way to have a stress free year by knowing your family is covered completely. When you get the dreaded lice notice from your children’s school, or a fellow parent letting you know their child has lice right after a sleepover. Fear not! You have the plan and are covered.

At Lice Clinics of America – San Diego the Protection Plan is $13 per month per person. Only enrolled participants are eligible to receive plan benefits.

We are dedicated to serving the families in our community and we feel that one of the best ways we can do that is to offer this protection plan. Its peace of mind knowing that your family is covered in case lice decides to try to join your family.

Lice Clinics of America has over 300 clinics in 35 countries, making it the world’s largest network of professional lice treatment centers. Lice Clinics of America – San Diego and Encinitas are open 7 days a week by appointment. Call 858-249-8337 or visit www.lcasandiego.com for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Know You’re Lice-Free Before Holiday Gathering

Know you’re lice-free before holiday gatherings for the ultimate peace of mind. Winter break is a peak time for head lice, according to Mercedes, owner of Lice Clinics of AmericaÒ – San Diego. Families gather, kids are home from school and having sleepovers and parties, and head lice spread.

Every year, we see people getting head lice during the holidays, disrupting their family time. The best way to keep head lice out of your home for the holidays is to know how to identify them in the first place. It is unfortunately not as easy as you may think.

According to the (NCBI), part of the National Institutes for Health, one of the challenges of dealing with head lice is correctly identifying the problem. “Because head lice can move quickly, their detection requires expertise and experience,” the NCBI said. “Expertise is key to diagnosis.” Even health care providers frequently misdiagnose head lice infestations.

We offer professional screenings at our clinic and highly recommend them before and after school breaks. It’s the best way to have peace of mind that your household is lice free. You can’t rely on a child scratching his or her head because many children have no symptoms for several weeks. Head lice are fast—they can travel eight inches per second and will go deep into a child’s hair when frightened, which can make them really hard to find on children with long hair.

Sometimes, people think they have head lice but a professional screening reveals it’s just dandruff or dry skin. Parents shouldn’t have to pay to be treated for something they don’t have. If we do find head lice, you can be treated on the spot and leave our clinic lice-free in one hour. We use the AirAllé® device, the only FDA-cleared medical device that provides fast and effective head lice treatment.”

Lice Clinics of America -San Diego is the exclusive provider of head lice treatment using the AirAllé device, clinically shown to kill live lice and more than 99 percent of eggs (nits) using heated air to dehydrate the bugs in a single treatment. Most treatments take about an hour and are guaranteed to be effective.

“AirAllé has been used to treat more than 400,000 cases of head lice throughout the world with a success rate better than 99 percent,” said. “That’s why we can guarantee that if we do find head lice during a screening, you’ll leave our clinic lice-free.”

Lice Clinics of America – is one of more than 350 Lice Clinics of America treatment centers in more than 36 countries. Lice Clinics of America is the largest and fastest growing network of professional head lice treatment centers in the world.

To learn more or to schedule an appointment, visit www.lcasandiego.com, email nsanders@lcasandiego.com, or call 858-249-8337.

Lice Clinics of America San Diego Honors Teachers

Lice Clinics of America® San Diego Honors Teachers and School Nurses with Free Screenings and Free Treatments To support teachers and school nurses in San Diego.

Teachers and school nurses are often on the front lines of educational, social, and health challenges that families face. They’re often the ones that have to bear the uncomfortable news to a family that a child has head lice, which can be very stressful for everyone involved, so we want to make that a little easier.

Studies have shown that head lice are often misdiagnosed, and a professional head lice screening can be an invaluable first step in confronting the situation. Also, many parents don’t initially want to believe their children have head lice. A professional screening can answer both questions.

It’s important that families know that it’s actually head lice that are found in children’s hair before undergoing treatment. Our certified technicians are experts and can quickly determine if dandruff or dry skin have mistakenly been identified as head lice—much to the relief of everyone.

If head lice are found, don’t worry. Treatment can usually be performed on the spot using our AirAllé® medical device, and you will leave the clinic lice-free. The AirAllé device is an FDA-cleared Class I medical device clinically proven to kill live lice and more than 99 percent of eggs (nits) in a single treatment that usually takes about an hour.

Head lice have become more difficult to treat in recent years as lice have developed a resistance to the pesticides used in the most popular over-the-counter lice products. A 2016 study published in the Journal of Medical Entomology found that 98 percent of lice in most states are now immune to the active ingredients in these products.

Most of the people that come to our clinic have already tried and failed to get rid of lice with over-the-counter products. Many have been struggling with head lice for months, and they are so relieved to know that we have a fast, safe, guaranteed solution.

The AirAllé device was developed by researchers at the University of Utah. It works by applying carefully controlled warm air to the scalp and hair to dehydrate lice and eggs. There are no pesticides or chemical used during our treatment process.

Head lice treatment using the AirAllé medical device is available exclusively at Lice Clinics of America professional lice treatment centers. With more than 300 clinics in 33 countries, Lice Clinics of America is the largest and fastest-growing network of professional lice clinics in the world. Close to 400,000 cases of head lice have been treated using the AirAllé device, with a success rate better than 99 percent.

Our clinic also offers home lice treatment and prevention products. For more information visit www.lcasandiego.com or call 858-249-8337.

Family Fun For The Weekend

Family fun for the weekend is just what everyone needs to defuse after a long week. From homework assignments to the high paced work week, it is easy to forget family bonding time. Each and every family is a small cell, and inside of the walls of this molecule there is a big incredible universe that is forever expanding. Making time to embark on adventures with your loved ones make life all the more worth living. This blog will give you three top choices for a fun and action packed weekend.

 

Bike Trips

Biking is a fun and educational way to enjoy very special moments together with your family. Your children will learn that a journey can be just as amazing as the goal itself. You will encounter the outside world outside of the typical car ride getting from point A to point B. Before doing this, it is important that you teach them all about the road rules from both the driver and the bikers perspective. Every single trip will bring a unique experience and turn of events. Biking will be a guaranteed way to preserve the greatest memories for your children.

Visit to the Local Museum

Museums are far from being boring these days, and are no longer consistent of old dusty stairways with dark rooms. They are now fully loaded with interactive technology making learning interesting. Your children have the chance to use all five of their senses while listening to audio and reading. It will be wonderful to get your children familiar with the fascinating stories that govern the ways of the Planet and Universe. Your children with mimic the behavior shown to them and will acquire a very cultured perspective. Additionally, the museum will be such a fun and healthy dialogue for discussion. Your children’s growing minds will be inquisitive and enriched on so many levels as you open the door to opportunities.

Organize a DIY ( Do it Yourself ) Project

Children already have an endless Imagination, so creating ways to allow them to use their brilliant ideas with their own hands is great fun! The beauty of DIY projects is that every individual piece of work will express the personality of its creator. No ones art or designs will be alike and that is a great thing. From origami to birthday cards, paintings, collages and more, they will learn and discover something new about themselves every time.

Be a Family That Stays Lice Free

So many adventures ahead for your family and such little time for an unwanted lice infestation. With helmet sharing and other activities abroad, it is important to stay lice free. We offer head checks year round to assure your family stays in the clear. Our staff will educate you and show you our incredible prevention product line. Call us now to book your appointment 858-249-8337

Head Lice is Contagious

Head Lice is Contagious

Head lice is contagious and most commonly spread by direct head-to-head contact. Much less frequently they can be spread by sharing belongings or clothing where the lice have crawled and made their way to your head. Catching lice from a louse that has fallen onto a carpet is unlikely.

Head lice survive up to 48 hours if they fall off a person’s head and cannot feed properly. Nits will be unable to hatch and will die if they are not kept at the same temperature that is on the scalp. Lice eggs (nits) are not contagious but the bugs are where it all begins. It is very necessary to take the proper steps to avoid an unwanted lice infestation from making its way to your head.

How to Avoid Catching Lice

You can prevent catching an unwanted head lice infestation by avoiding head to head contact during activities at home, school, sports, sleep overs, camp or on the playground. Do not share hair ribbons, combs, brushes and avoid sharing head-ware. You can bring your own pillow and blanket to sleepovers as well as checking your hair for a bug before and after with a Terminator lice comb. It is also very preventative to avoid laying on beds, pillows, stuffed animals or couches that have recently been in contact with a person who is infested.

We Can Help

Our revolutionary lice treatment process is safe and highly effective, getting rid of lice and their eggs fast! The key to our successful lice removal service is our FDA-cleared heated air device, the AirAllé® which works 100% and is free of pesticide or chemicals. You can be lice-free in about an hour! Lice happens at the most inconvenient times, and parents owe it to themselves to get the best of the best lice removal treatment. We make it easy and offer a cost effective one and done treatment. Our Air Alle’ medical heated air device kills all stages of lice through dehydration. With the right amount of pressure, temperature and pattern, our certified technicians will kill even the most stubborn infestations. Call us now at 858-249-8337

Signs of Head Licw

                     Signs of Head lice

Signs of head lice can come as early as right away for some people. Lice can notoriously cause an itchy scalp from the bites.  Other skin conditions such as dandruff, eczema or even allergies to shampoo can cause itching as well. It is important to be able to differentiate those symptoms from lice before a lice infestation may have time to get worse. If your child has lice, you will notice small, brown insects the size of sesame seeds moving around or nits that look like they’re cemented on to individual hairs. It may be a little confusing to tell the difference between dirt or lice and nits. This blog will help you have all of the tools you need to successfully check your children for lice.

  • Wet your child’s hair with a spray bottle (not too wet but just enough)
  • Apply a little bit of conditioner to the hair
  • Use a wet brush to comb out tangles and slick the hair back
  • Grab a few sheets of paper towels
  • Using your “Terminator Lice Comb” (available at our clinics) comb along the scalp front to back starting at your hairline next to your ear. After each row, wipe it off onto the paper towel, you will overlap each row until you work your way to your other ear.
  • Using a white paper towel and white conditioner gives you the advantage to eliminate the confusion of dandruff.  Lice eggs are a tan or brown shade and easy to spot when using this method. The eggs will be in the shape of a teardrop and the bugs will be tan or brown about the size of a sesame seed.

                                     

                                        We Can Help

Lice can cause an uproar of panic, confusion, and dread when it’s time to clean.  The internet can cause even more mind-boggling as you read through the many different remedies and horror stories.

We are here to keep it simple. We educate and we eliminate the problem the same day in as little as one hour.  Our FDA-Cleared medical heated Air Alle’ device dehydrates and kills over 99.9% of all stages of lice.

We kill the most stubborn cases of head lice while ending the stigmas and fears of head lice.  You rest assured you will receive the best care and education from our professionals. Call us now! 858-249-8337

The Origin of Head Lice

The Origin of Head lice

The Origin of Head Lice – Where do lice come from? This is one of the most asked questions and mysteries for most people. There are not any confirmed fossils of lice so there is little proof as to where they originated.  There have been many strains of head lice over history but the strain believed to have originated in North America was the one to migrate worldwide.

Head lice are little parasites that feed on blood and live in hair. They lay their eggs (nits) on individual strands of hair. Once the eggs hatch, the nymphs have three growth spurts until they finally reach adulthood. Adults can reproduce and must eat four to five times a day in order to survive.    

Lice Facts

Head lice do not have the capabilities of flying, swimming or jumping, and they only feed on human’s scalps. This also means that there is a limited amount of ways that lice can be transmitted. The very most common way to transmit a head lice infestation is from head to head contact. Head lice infrequently try to travel by means of clothing, and they must reach hair within 48 hours or they will starve and die.

How To Treat Head Lice Efficiently

“Super Lice” have proven to have a strong resistance to pesticides and many pesticide-based lice products are no longer achieving their high efficacy rates. Our FDA-cleared Air Alle device kills all stages of lice and eggs through dehydration. This is the most incredible alternative to treating head lice with pesticides, suffocation products, lice combs or herbal remedies. The specific combination of the right temperature, time, technique and time makes our treatment the easiest solution. We are here to educate you on how to prevent a future infestation and also put an end to the lice stigmas out there. Our staff is fully equipped with all it takes to assure you have a five star experience and nothing less.

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Give us a call now to put an end to your stressful infestations that never seem to go away at 858-249-8337

 

 

Back To School Tips for Busy Moms

Back to school tips for busy moms will set you up with all the tools you need to stay on top of this school year. First, it is important to address any concerns you have for yourself or your child to the school prior to the year starting. Our children become nervous about the new situations to come whether it is a new school, teacher or classroom. Taking them to visit their new school or classroom prior to the first day of school is a way to ease the first day jitters. Teachers understand that students are a bit nervous and will go the extra mile with effort making sure everyone feels as comfortable as possible.

Consider getting your child on their school sleep/wake schedule a week or more ahead so the time change is not such a shock factor on their first few days. Make sure to touch base with your child’s new teacher at the beginning and end of the days so they can see how supportive you are of your child’s education experience.

Make Back To School Fun

Focusing on the positive aspects of starting the new school and creating a highly anticipated first day of class is helpful! You can also find a nearby neighborhood child or friend to walk to school or ride the bus to school with. You can roleplay the first day of school with your child and even how to make friends! You can take them to the school playground a few days before school starts allowing them to get comfortable in their new environment.

 

School time

10 Morning Routine Tips

  • #1. Lay Out Everything The Night Before.
  • #2. Make Lunch in Advance.
  • #3. Have Everything in the Same Place.
  • #4. Earlier to Bed on School Nights.
  • #5. Have The Little Things Ready too.
  • #6. Allow Time If Kids are taking the Bus.
  • #7. Routines Do Work.
  • #8. Prep Breakfast.
  • #9. Allow Extra Time.
  • #10. Have Your Coffee Ready to Go.

Keep LCA in Your Back pocket

With 6-12 million cases of head lice per year, it’s best to have Lice Clinics of America as your one-stop solution for lice removal.

We have the most incredible staff ready to give you a 5-star experience with all of your lice removal needs. We offer the quickest, most effective treatment using our FDA cleared Air Alle medical heated air device. This incredible treatment kills all stages of lice in as little as one hour. We look forward to helping you; give us a call now 858-249-8337

 

San Diego Summer Camps

San Diego Summer Camps

San Diego Summer Camps are bound to be one of the biggest highlights of your children’s summer! Picking the right one to best fit your child may be a bit hard to decide on, but this blog will show you a variety with highlights of each.

CAMP FIRE SAN DIEGO

Camp Fire is located among a 7.5- acre reserve in the infamous Balboa Park giving your curious youth much exploring to do. Camp Fire has been serving children since 1910 giving them a secure place to grow and become one with the great outdoors.  Their belief is that when your children get the chance to experience the outdoors and work with the community, they learn to respect nature and themselves even more.

CAMP JAYCEE

This amazing camp located out of La Jolla has been providing campers of all ages with the most incredible memories. Camp Jaycee prides itself in a very diverse environment where your children can meet children of all races, religions and nationalities. With an Olympic-size pool, 500-seat David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre, Gotthelf Dance Studio, Royston Science Lab, The Lush Edgar Berner Family Ball Fields and the Hutler Tennis Courts as a part of the camping experience your child will be fully entertained!

THE WATERSPORTS CAMP

Do your children love the water? Or want to try something new and exciting? The Watersports Camp is the ultimate treat for your campers as it is located at Associated Students of SDSU and UCSD Recreation’s Mission Bay Aquatic Center and is sponsored by the YMCA of San Diego. This camp is full of education focusing on enriching your children’s environment in a fun, safe and high quality camping experience. The activities will include: Waterboarding & Waterskiing, Surfing, Sailing, Paddle Sports, Marine Science, Intro to Watersports (ages 6-8), Windsurfing and Afternoon Multisport Camp.

 

A Lice Free Summer

A lice free summer is a good summer, so let’s be safe. If you screen early and often, you can ultimately prevent an infestation from going too far and spreading to others. We offer head screenings before and after camp.  Our treatmentis  the easiest one and done head lice treatment that is over 99% effective. Our Air Alle’ Treatment uses controlled heated air that is specifically tailored to kill all stages of lice in a safe way.

More and more families are struggling with head lice for weeks and months using the over the counter treatments. Lice Clinics of America can guarantee that you will go home lice free. We will also give all kinds of helpful information on how to help your family remain lice-free! Give us a call at 858-249-8337 and contact us now.