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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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How to Check For Lice

How to Check 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, put those doubts…
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Location Spotlight: Our Portland Lice Treatment Clinic

Portland , Oregon Sign
As many parents know, dealing with lice can be a big pain in the butt. That’s why, when Mercer Island mom Nancy Gordon discovered her talent for eradicating the pests, she began offering her skill to help other parents in the community. In doing so, she founded the first professional lice treatment clinic in the…
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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

Louse
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?

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

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 can 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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