A study in Occupational and Environmental Medicine reports what many have feared for decades—that “exposure to certain pyrethroids, at environmental levels, may negatively affect neurobehavioral development by six years of age.” Pyrethroids are a class of chemicals used in insecticides, including the most popular head-lice medications. For the study, the researchers measured levels of five pyrethroid […]
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When a child has head lice, many parents go into panic mode and will do almost anything to get rid of the lice as quickly as possible. After grabbing the first lice treatment they see at the drugstore, they race home to put a stop to the head lice infesting their child. Sadly, weeks later […]
It took a biologist researching the evolution of parasites to discover that head lice can be completely eradicated with desiccation, or “drying them out.” Dr. Dale Clayton, a biology professor at the University of Utah, found that lice on birds in more arid climates had a harder time surviving than those on birds in more […]
One thing that parents dread about summer camp is the occurrence of head lice, which can result in kids being sent home, causing embarrassment and inconvenience to parents and campers alike. Lice Clinics of America – McKinney is offering an innovative program for summer camps in the McKinney area in partnership with the American […]
“We want moms to know we’re here for them on Mother’s Day and all year,” said Westerman, owner of Lice Clinics of America – McKinney. “We know how much stress and pressure moms face under normal circumstances, and when head lice enter the picture, it can feel like fuel to the ‘fire.’” Indeed, many […]
During National Nurse Appreciation week (May 6-10) and National Teacher Appreciation Day (May 7), Lice Clinics of America® – McKinney is calling attention to the important role school nurses and teachers play in the community’s health by offering postcards that serve as certificates for free screenings for head lice and educational information to distribute to […]
Every year on Earth Day the world focuses on environmental protection. Lice Clinics of America – McKinney reminds the McKinney community that all of its products and services are 100 percent pesticide-free. The clinic’s signature treatment using the FDA-cleared AirAllé® medical device is clinically proven to kill live lice and more than 99 percent of […]
“When parents are confronted with head lice, they often react in a panic—we see it every day,” said Amanda Westerman, owner of Lice Clinics of America McKinney. “They don’t know what to do, primarily because people don’t like to talk about head lice until they have to. Then they panic.” “The best defense against head […]
Amanda Westerman, owner of Lice Clinics of America – McKinney, wants the only madness you experience this March be due to college basketball. But as head lice have become a growing problem in the area, and spring break vacations bringing kids in close quarters, Westerman says it pays to be prepared and to know how […]
“I can’t tell you how many times people come to our clinic after trying some kooky home remedy for head lice,” said Amanda Westerman of Lice Clinic of America – McKinney. “Olive oil, butter, even kerosene! Maybe this story will help people avoid wasting time and money on treatments that don’t work.” Westerman is referring […]
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