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Posts Tagged ‘lice’

Head Lice & Hollywood

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Over the weekend, I dragged my family to see The Switch. It was a great escape movie and a perfect “chick flick” with a happy ending. What does this have to do with kids’ health? Well, one of the scenes was related to an elementary school child who had a case of head lice. (more…)

Lice Is Going Around

Monday, April 12th, 2010

I keep hearing that there are lice out there! Lice are a part of childhood, albeit the gross part, but it really has nothing to do with where you live or go to school or how often your kids take their baths, its about hair. (more…)

Lice is Back in the News

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

Seems that lice are back in the news. While school is in session lice continue to be a problem that “plagues” many families and makes many a parent want to pull out their own hair. We have discussed previously treatment options for lice, and fact vs. fiction about methods to annihilate these pesky parasites. (more…)

Best Bet for Spotting Lice? A Wet Comb

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

Using a wet comb to search through a child’s hair may be the best way to determine if they have an active case of head lice.

A new report from German researchers found that this method identified active infestations 91 percent of the time, while visual inspection of a child’s hair only spotted 29 percent of the active infections. (more…)