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

Planning a Family Trip

Planning a family trip is a very difficult task for the average busy family but this blog will help you get through it all! When you begin to research information to plan the perfect trip it can be an information overload. It is also very easy to talk yourself out of vacationing because it’s not the right time, but the truth is, there is never a perfect time. Traveling with kiddos can throw you an extra task from deciding on nap times, change in routine, feeding times to entertainment.

In the end, you will never regret a trip because of how much closer it will bring your family. The memories will be priceless because you will grow as a family and learn to be kind and patient through new situations and surroundings.

Set Goals

Are you looking to do something relaxing just to escape or to have a new cultural experience with your kids? When traveling with your children it will be nothing like traveling as couple, so you must plan accordingly. You should write out a list of ideas that can guarantee your family trip to be a success. Also, you should decide what things you are willing to sacrifice in order to make things run smooth and easy.

Decide Where to Go

This is the most difficult task because you want to make sure that it is memorable and kid-friendly. Pintrest is extremely helpful and visual leading to great advice from other parents just like you!

Once you have weighed out your options and have ideas in mind, there are a few other things to factor in. Travel costs, weather, kid-friendliness and also what your other family members would want can help you narrow down your final choice.

START SAVING

Unfortunately traveling is not free, so having a savings plan in place is a must. Take a moment to think about how much you would feel comfortable spending. You can save weekly, monthly and make sure what you are putting to the side is practical.

Every penny adds up and will turn your dreams of traveling into a reality!

Keep Your Vacation Lice Free

Lice always has a way of intruding at the most inconvenient times, so it’s important to make sure your vacation stays lice-free. Come in for a pre vacation lice check and a post vacation check to assure you are only bringing back memories with you!

Our Air Alle’ medical heated air device is safe-easy and a one and done treatment. We dehydrate and kill all stages of lice in as little as one hour! You deserve a stress free vacation and only the best service if you have any unwanted lice friends! Call us now 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

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.

Lice on Hair

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!