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How to Check For Lice

checking for lice
Wondering if you have lice can be almost as bad as knowing you have lice. It could be that there are kids in your child’s class with lice. Maybe your child came home complaining of an itchy head. Or, maybe you felt something crawling around on your own scalp. Whatever your situation, follow these steps…
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Ineffective Lice Treatments

ineffective lice treatments
Some Lice Treatments May Not Work Why They May Be Ineffective and/or Possibly Dangerous Over the Counter Treatments: Over the counter treatments contain permethrin/pyrethin, which is derived from chrysanthemums. Children and adults exposed to these products can have symptoms of redness, swelling, excessive itching and respiratory distress. In addition, published research indicates that 80% of…
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Lice Treatment: Salon vs. Mobile Unit

Lice Salon vs mobile unit
Lice Treatment: Salon vs. Mobile Unit Your family has lice. You’ve made up your mind to seek professional help (a great decision!). Now, you have to decide: head to the salon, or request a mobile unit to come out to your home? To Go To a Salon, Or Use a Mobile Service Our answer, nine…
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The Truth About Home Remedies for Lice Removal

Truth about home remedies for lice removal
The Truth About Home Remedies for Lice Removal Your family has lice. Your first instinct is probably, “how can I get rid of this – right now?”  That instinct is common, and leads many people to try a DIY, at-home method. But let us be the first to tell you the truth about home remedies. Many…
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Salon Lice Treatments Are More Cost Effective

salon lice treatments are more cost effective
Salon Lice Treatments Are More Cost Effective Your kid has lice. Now you have to decide, do I handle this myself, or do I seek professional help? Below we explain why professional lice treatment is actually easiest on your wallet. Lice can bring even the strongest person to their knees because it can be seemingly impossible…
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Signs and Symptoms of Lice

Lice Symptoms
Signs & Symptoms of Lice Symptoms help to identify lice cases when the bugs are too hard to spot. Learn which symptoms are a sign of lice – and which are not.  What many people don’t realize is that only 60% of people with head lice actually itch. The itching comes from an allergy to…
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Can You Get Head Lice From Pets?

can you get head lice from pets?
Can You Get Head Lice From Pets? It’s a common question, with a simple answer. Read on and rest assured that you cannot get lice from your pets! Cats and dogs can get lice – does this situation mean that your pet can infect your child? Well, you need not fret as while can occasionally get lice;…
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Lice Cost Analysis

the real cost of lice
Lice Cost Analysis Lice can be a parent’s worst nightmare, especially during the school year. Lice can be itchy and annoying and spread so quickly. But what you might not expect is this: lice is expensive. Getting treated properly requires some investment. Factor in the added cost of a second child with lice, or trying unsuccessful…
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Lice: Fact v. Fiction

Girl with Lice
As lice professionals, we are often amazed by the  sheer amount of misinformation out there about lice. In another post, we go into great detail about the truth about lice, specifically the lice removal industry. But not every bit of misleading advice is spread by a manufacturer who wants you to buy their product. Indeed,…
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The Truth About Lice Treatments

Pharmaceutical Lice Treatment
— And Why There’s Only One You Should Trust. You wouldn’t rush into a medical treatment without evaluating your choices. Why should treating lice be any different? Below, we explain the available lice treatment options – and why there’s only one worth pursuing. Head lice. You may want to scratch your head at the mere…
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Location Spotlight: Our Portland Lice Treatment Clinic

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2021 Update: Our Oregon locations are closed. We are very sorry for the inconvenience. Please feel free to check out our all-natural Lice Knowing You® products to prevent and treat lice at home! As many parents know, dealing with lice can be a big pain in the butt. That’s why, when Mercer Island mom Nancy…
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Can Adults Get Lice?

Can Adults Get Lice?
Can Adults Get Lice? The simple answer is yes. Anybody, with any hair on their head, has an equal opportunity to “catch” head lice. That said, there are certain patterns we see regarding the adults that get head lice. Moms Often Get Lice Before Dads While we see lice most frequently in children, the fact…
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A Guide to Super Lice

What are super lice? Is it a plane? Is it a train? No. It’s Super Lice! Unfortunately, not coming to save the day.  I’m sure you are picturing bugs with little capes, but unfortunately super lice don’t look any different than regular lice. Super lice are head lice that have grown resistant to traditional pesticide-based…
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School Lice Policies in Bellevue, Washington

School Bus Bellevue
School lice policies depend on a number of factors, such as where the school is located, whether it is private or not, and whether the schools is an elementary, middle, or high school. With the opening of our newest lice clinic in Bellevue, we’ve outlined the three policies used by Bellevue schools, so that you…
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Are Lice Seasonal in Seattle?

Are Lice Seasonal in Seattle?  Sleep-Lice in Seattle We’ve all had our restless nights. But have you ever been kept awake by lice? As nocturnal creatures, lice are more active in the dark than during the light of day. (This is also why they prefer to nest in hair, hiding away from light!). Their nocturnal…
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When It Comes To Head Lice, Just Say No To Finger-Pointing

OMG! Your kids have lice. How did this happen? And so begins the finger pointing. On any given day in our Lice Knowing You clinics across Seattle and Portland you will hear parents or other family members trying to figure out which neighborhood kid, carpool buddy or sleepover friend gave lice to their child. People…
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Scalp Safety During the Holidays

Children in santa hats
The holidays are a time of celebration and unity! We embrace our friends and family for smiling group photos and impromptu selfies. But holding our loved ones close can introduce a risk: head lice! These tiny crawlers travel from scalp to scalp to find new hosts. An entire family can find themselves infested after an…
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Tips for a Lice-Free Halloween

kids getting lice at halloween
Nothing is spookier than head lice! Creepy crawlies on your children’s scalp can turn a fun holiday into a nightmare. Here are some tips for preventing the spread of lice through costumes: When you’re shopping for a costume, use caution. Before your kids try a hat, mask, wig, or hooded costume, check  the item for…
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“The Stir” Reports Super-Strain of Resistant Head Lice is Spreading, but Don’t Panic

Lice Symptoms
Nothing strikes fear into the hearts of moms quite like the threat of these creepy-crawly creatures. Just in time for back-to-school season, a super strain of resistant head lice is making its way into the scalps of kids in the majority of states across the country. But before you start scratching uncontrollably, there’s a bit…
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Head Lice Unplugged: Skilled Work, Not Technology, Eliminates Lice

Female hand performing a wet head lice check
Old and new inventions claim short cuts to eliminating head lice.  With rumors of “super lice” spreading across the nation as parasites continue to develop resistance to chemical treatment, many parents have turned to technology to get rid of these nasty creatures. The web is filled with tips on using hair dryers, curling irons and…
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The Myth of “Super Lice”

Head Lice on a Child
They’re crawling all over the internet and infesting the news: so-called “super lice” are threatening America’s kids… or are they? Researchers at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville recently shared the results of a study showing that many head lice are resistant to the chemicals traditionally used to kill them. The media quickly escalated this news…
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New AAP Lice Guidelines: Good or Bad Idea?

Kids playing
Head lice across America raised their tiny arms in victory when the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released new guidelines for managing infestations. The AAP, who influences policy in school systems all over the country, described lice as merely a “nuisance” and stated that “no healthy child should be excluded from or miss school because…
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Summer is a time for Lice Prevention!

Itchy head with lice
Waa Hoo! Kids everywhere are jumping for joy – school’s out for the summer and it’s time for fun to begin! Many parents think that once school is over – head lice goes away. Well, that’s just not the case. Lice is a year-round problem and if preventative measures aren’t taken, lice will make an…
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Have A Wonderful, Hopefully Lice-Free, Summer!

kids playing
Recently a client welcomed family friends from another state into her home. These family friends had recently treated their daughter for lice but the mother had not been checked and did not care to use our services at Lice Knowing You. The friend stated that her daughter gets lice a few times a year –…
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Just what is in our products?

Many people ask us what makes our products so special and unique. Besides the years of research and formulation that went into creating the Lice Knowing You® brand – the products work. When used correctly, Lice Knowing You® products have a 100% success rate at treating and preventing head lice. We care about keeping your…
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Tips on Lice Prevention for the Warmer Months

The air is getting warmer, the days are getting longer and the sun is shining brighter…what does all of this mean? Kids are playing outside, riding bikes and scooters, playing baseball – and sharing helmets and other sports accessories. Which also means – the spread of lice through your community. Begin preventative measures now to…
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