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

 

 

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.

Nits, eggs, louse – what’s the difference?

Nits, eggs, louse – what’s the difference? This Is a question we often hear from our customers. They are all different stages of head lice. We want to take the opportunity to clarify them:

What are nits?

Nits are the small eggs produced by the live louse bugs that usually look like small brown or tan dots before they hatch. We can also call nits, eggs or lice eggs. Usually lice lay their eggs close to the scalp where the live lice can be close to their food source once they hatch. Lice feed on human blood by using tiny claws to puncture the skin on the scalp.

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Eggs (nits) or dandruff?

Nits look very similar to dandruff, however, they cannot be removed by brushing or shaking them off. The lice eggs are seemly glued to the hair follicle, only on one side to it. Lice eggs tend to hatch 7-10 days after they are laid and the shell remain on the hair looking white or clear. The adult lice are no bigger than a sesame seed and the nymphs are usually a bit smaller and grow to be adult lice in about 10 days.

What is a louse?

Louse is the singular word for lice. Louse can be feminine or masculine and they are commonly referred as “bugs”. A female louse mates once in her life and lays eggs throughout her life span (30-days).

Let’s remove lice, louse, nits and eggs!

The solution is simple: Lice clinics of America can help. We offer a variety of treatments and products to exterminate all forms of lice whether its eggs or adult Lice bugs. Lice Clinics of America is here to offer safe and friendly services in your time of need. We aim to educate and solve the Lice problem the has affected so many people and families. Nits, Nymphs, eggs and overall Lice infestations all affect many children and adults year round and Lice Clinics of America is here for you.

Lice Clinics of America does an FDA approved treatment that is non-toxic and has no pesticides. Our treatment is unique and scientifically proven to work.

Fathers Day – Dads are So Important

Fathers Day – Dads are So Important

Make Dad Feel Special This Father’s Day
This Father’s Day is the best time to show your dad how much you care and love him. Instead of giving dad the traditional gifts, why not give him something different that he will truly cherish forever. Make this special day for him and show him that you planned his day special according to him. Here are
some amazing ideas for your dad to enjoy!

A Note of Appreciation
Showing him how much you respect, appreciate and love him in a nice thank-you note would truly make his day. You can also make a short family video thanking him for his emotional and moral support.

Relieve the Pressure
Give your dad the ultimate stress free day, free of any kind of pressure. Make sure that he is fully relaxed without any deadlines hassle free.
Bring him snacks, meals, drinks and let him enjoy his day doing what he loves.

Quality Time
Make this Father’s Day the best opportunity to drop your busy plans and give the quality time as a gift. You can enjoy a walk, camping,
fishing or a picnic at a beautiful park sharing your favorite stories and laughs.

A Nice Gift of Choice

Ask dad what he wants to do for the day and exactly how he wants to do it! Let him go to a game if he loves sports, or going fishing, bbq or a
gift that he has been wanting forever.

Play Genie and Make His Dreams Come True
If there is anything that your dad has wanted to do for a long time, you can arrange it. His favorite restaurant or a shopping spree. You may
have a little splurging to do, but it will be so worth it to see him indulge like he deserves.

LCA Wishes You a Happy Father’s Day!
Above all, your appreciation and love is the best gift on Earth for your dad. You are his greatest gift, happiness and joy. We wish you the most
memorable day with your family and hope you enjoy some of these helpful tips for dad!

Mother’s Day Ideas for Families on a Budge

                                               Mother’s Day Ideas for Families on a Budget

Mother’s Day ideas for families on a budget will be a certain way to touch your mother or mother figures heart on this special day!  In comparison to the more expensive gifts, these fantastic ideas will bring the biggest smile to her face and be so fun for the family at the same time.  Many people remember their mothers and mother figures on Mother’s Day for all of the amazing things she has done for you throughout your life. For you, mother figures may include a relative, mother-in-law, step-parent, a family friend or a guardian. There are many different ways to celebrate Mother’s Day and this blog will tell about this special day, and how to keep the costs low.

Mother’s Day History

Mother’s Day is a day to honor motherhood and it is celebrated and observed in many different forms around the world. The American incarnation of Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914.

In the United States, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the 2nd Sunday of May, and the UK’s Mother’s Day is celebrated on the 4th Sunday of Lent.  All around the world many countries also celebrate Mother’s Day (also referred to as Ladies Day, Women’s Day, and Parent’s Day) throughout the year.

                                   Ideas That Require Time and Not Money

  1. Make mom a handmade card make a card, write a poem, take a photo, make a photo frame or a memory book.
  2. Lend a helping hand by doing the laundry; take out the trash because that’s a job that usually falls to Mom.
  3. Share your incredible energy with her by inviting her on a walk that lasts for at least a half an hour.  You can also do a scenery bike ride because In California, Beautiful routes are truly a dime a dozen.
  4. Breakfast in bed will always be a beautiful way to start the morning, throw together some heart shaped pancakes, eggs, bacon and a nice glass of orange juice.
  5. Can’t afford a bouquet of flowers? Buy or pick a single flower and put it in a vase, along with a card! Mom will never notice the difference and be all smiles with that gift.

LCA Is In Your Corner Super Moms!

Lice Clinics of America wants to wish you the most incredible Mother’s Day, may it be a day of joy, memories and laughter doing what you love most.  Mothers are so special because they are always there for you when needed with an open heart and arms.

When an unexpected lice infestation hits your home, moms are immediately on top of it cleaning, sometimes missing work, and spending countless hours doing whatever it takes to resolve the issue.  That is why LCA is here to keep the stressing to a minimum giving your family immediate relief with our one and done treatment. No hidden fees, little to no aftercare and we give the best advice to moms on how to avoid this Lice experience in the future. Visit our website or give us a call for more information about our quick, easy and simpler than ever lice removal services www.lcasandiego.com . 858.249.8337

 

The Truth About Lice Eggs

The Truth About Lice Eggs

The truth about lice eggs may come as a shock to most parents out there,
because although the eggs can be a nuisance to get rid of, they are completely
harmless while in the incubation stage. You cannot catch a lice egg from
someone, but you can catch a bug once they hatch and then the cycle continues.
Lice eggs are hard to see, but this blog will help you understand how to deal
with the eggs head on, things that work and the truth about lice eggs altogether.

Lice Egg Incubation and Hatching Period

A female louse will lay its eggs about a half an inch from the scalp where it is warm and
humid for the eggs to properly incubate for 7-10 days. If the eggs are removed or
extracted, they will die very shortly after. Eggs will only hatch one time with only
one nymph emerging from that single egg.
The glue that secures the egg may remain in your hair for several months if they
are not extracted. Removing eggs can seem like the most tedious task because
although most eggs are visible, there are some which are microscopic and not
fully developed.

How To Spot Lice Eggs

Lice eggs (often referred to as nits) look like tiny tan or brown teardrop shaped
dots before they hatch. They often get confused for dandruff or hair product
eminence, but the eggs are only launched to one side of the hair strand. To the
touch they will have a grain of sand like feeling and will not slide off easily if your
try to remove them with our fingers.

The easiest way to tell if you have a head lice infestation is to follow these steps:
1.) Wet your hair with a spray bottle
2.) Fully detangle by adding a bit of conditioner and brushing
3.) Gather a few sheets of paper towels to have on hand
4.) Glide your lice comb along the scalp starting at your hair line from one ear, and
comb all the way to the back of the head not missing the baby hairs.
5.) Wipe it onto the paper towel where you will clearly be able to see the brown or
tan teardrop shaped eggs and bugs through the conditioner.
6.) Repeat these steps by overlapping your last row by half until you make your
way to the other side of your head ( your other ear) wiping each row on your paper
towel until you find proof you are infested.

Air Alle’ Saves The Day! Lice Clinics Of America offers the only one and done solution

Head Lice Education

Head Lice Education
Head lice education is a must In the wonderful universe of parenting. They are small and do not carry diseases but they make the best of us feel cringy and itchy, causing big problems. Talking about lice may be uncomfortable, but it does not have to be that way because if you gather as much information as possible, it will minimize your troubles and stress.

Remain Calm
The number one thing you can do for your little one suffering from lice, and yourself, is to remain calm. Keep your panic to a minimal and reassure them that this is 100% normal, that treating the lice is easy and has nothing to do with their level of cleanliness. It helps for them to also to know this is a very common problem and that lice, in fact, prefer clean hair!

Some of the most popular ways to catch head lice is through group activities like: slumber parties, family gatherings, locker rooms, sharing brushes, sharing hats, helmets, selfies, bunking heads or even whispering to one another!

 

How to check for Lice
Since we are talking about lice, it’s only fair to touch on one of the most important parts which is checking for lice! You can also check out our blog on how to check for head lice

1. Part the hair in a straight line down the middle of the head and look for nits ( lice eggs), which will appear to look like a teardrop shape with a sandy consistency. There is a bit of a pearl like shine to them and they will always be launched to only one side of the hair strand. It is always easy to mistake dandruff for nits, but the way you can tell the difference as the lice eggs do NOT remove easily. When you think you see a nit, just run your finger over it, and if it feels hard and tightly glued to the hair shaft: you have found yourself an egg.

Need Help? Count On Our Team!
If you are finding the hunt for lice eggs to be a little overwhelming and you are feeling confused about all of the information soaring about the internet, give us a call! Our team is always happy to help end your worries and talk about lice until you feel much more comfortable and well equipped with the right knowledge. We offer the most quick, easy, one and done treatment that is performed in as little as 60 minutes. Our Air Alle’ medical heated air device specializes in dehydrating and killing all stages of lice conveniently in one treatment. Call us now or visit our website!
949.521.8414 Liceclinicsoc.com

Funny Things Kids Say & Do with Head Lice

Funny Things Kids Say & Do with Head Lice – We wanted to start the month with a funny note on things that have happened with the thousands of kids that have visited our location seeking lice removal. As we all know, children can be the most innocent and blunt creatures! Throughout our four years in business we have accumulated many anecdotes and experience and we have asked our technicians to share those with us so we can, in turn, share it with you.

 

The first story is about Sophia, age 6, she came in for lice removal although she didn’t really understand what was going on with her. Our experienced technician in Tustin explained to her that we were to do a treatment to make sure her head wasn’t itchy anymore and to take out all little bugs. She was very happy about it and we proceeded with the treatment. 15 minutes into the AirAlle treatment she asked the technician “what are you going to do with the bugs?”, she responded “after we kill them, we carefully toss them away in the trash.” Sophia changed completely her expression and looked at her mom while she yelled “mom!! they are killing them!! are you going to let that happen?” A burst of laughter came from all of us while we reassured Sophia it will all be okay.

 

“I had this beautiful blonde 5 year old that did amazing during her treatment; once she was done I asked her to make a painting for us while I was treating mom,” says Nicole, our technician in San Diego, “when she finished she came all proud of herself and showed me the picture, then I asked her what was that on my face, and she said – it’s your pimple!” Nicole remembers how that brought up all the colors on mom’s face! They laughed at it and she cherishes that memory forever.

 

 

Jillian, our technician in Encinitas told us that one of her customers was a 10-year-old that was working that week in school in presenting what they wanted to become as they grew older. The 10-year-old was unsure and had many ideas such as doctor, gardener or writer. At the end of the treatment, she asked Jillian, “Can I keep some of the lice from my head , please?” Jillian asked her why and she responded, “I am going to need them for my presentation, I am going to be a lice lady when I grow up!” Her parents laughed and tried to get the idea out of her mind immediately!

 

We hope you enjoyed the few stories about the funny things that kids say & do about head lice. If you have more stories, please share with us on Facebook.

 

 

 

 

Lice Clinics of America – Products

Lice Clinics of America – Products

A head lice infestation can happen at anytime, this risk heightens when your children go out into the community, have sleepovers, or anything that involves head to head contact. But there are many ways to stay ahead of an infestation and preventing it. The most important thing is keeping your child’s hair up in a braid, bun, or ponytail, there are a large variety of ways to keep her looking cute and trendy available on you tube.

Lice Prevention and Lice Removal Products

Our lice prevention line has found a huge effectiveness in repelling lice through odor, that is why our products contain peppermint as a natural repellent. We have several repellent products that aid in the preventing process. We offer Lice Prevention spray, Lice Prevention Shampoo, & Conditioner, Prevention Kit and Lice Combs. We also have removal products available which are completely non toxic and free of chemicals. These removal products contain dimethicone which has been proven to be a highly effective agent in suffocating lice. We offer a comb out mousse for an easy detachment of eggs (due to a special enzyme), topical rinse and a lice comb with our very own D.I.Y removal kit.

Lice Clinics of America Preventing Spray Helps prevent lice infestation both prior to exposure as a proactive measure and after infestation to avoid re-occurence.

Lice Clinics of America Shampoo & Conditioner Help prevent infestations prior to exposure by comfortably being used as a substitute of your regular shampoo and conditioner.

Lice Clinics of America Prevention Kit Help prevent infestation and has a killing agent included, ideal for those outbreaks around our children so we can be ahead of the game.

Lice Clinics of America Comb-Out Mousse – All-natural non toxic productt that helps kill head lice and their eggs (nits)

Lice Clinics of America Active Rinse – Kills lice and their eggs and prevents re-infestation

Lice Clinics of America Comb Removes lice eggs easily to ensure best results on comb-outs.

Lice Clinics of America- Lice Removal Kit Kills lice with the active rinse and two-side comb application and their eggs with the lice comb. Prevents re-infestation.

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Lice Clinics of America Makes Life Easy

Head Lice removal in San Diego has never been more convenient and easy. We provide extremely professional and safe treatments tailored to your families needs. We believe that taking are of head lice shouldn’t be a nightmare and we strive to provide head lice removal treatments that will kill lice and nits in a single treatment.

What are you THANKFUL for?

What are you THANKFUL for? This is the question that lice Clinics of America wanted to post for this thanksgiving month. Watch the video to see what are we thankful for!

 

#Our technicians are thankful for all the families that come in and make their day easy and brighter.

#We are thankful for our healthy and beautiful families.

#Lice Clinics of America is thankful for all our clients that trust us every day to kill their lice infestations. A special thank you for those who unfortunately have had re-ocurrences throughout the years and have come to our clinics every time!

#Our kids are thankful for our fast treatments and for taking care of their itchy heads

#We are thankful for all the beautiful drawings we receive daily from the children that visit our clinics.

Being thankful is part of our daily lives. Sometime we get wrapped up on our daily chores and forget to be thankful for the simplest things that life has to offer. At Lice Clinics of America we wanted to use Thanksgiving as an excuse to remind you about being thankful and about thinking about the long list of things you are thankful for.

As an idea to spend time and do something fun with your kids, take some paper and have them write down 5 things they are thankful for, you will be surprised at their ideas! Then post those thankful lists on your fridge to remember every day 🙂 In addition, you can always make crafts around those ideas and give them to other people as a “thank you” for being awesome.