head lice

We’ve all heard or seen the story of three Christmas ghosts that visit on Christmas Eve. They get a wayward soul to turn around their life and bring the joy of Christmas back. The ghost’s of Christmas past and present show them their mistakes and wrong doings. Then the ghost of future arrives to show…

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signs of head lice

Thinking you have head lice can be almost as bad as actually having head lice. The panic can set in easily as you begin to wonder how you got the lice. Even worse what will you do to get rid of them? Luckily, there are some easy signs to help spot head lice and know…

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back to school head lice

While the exact logistics of students return to school this upcoming year may look different it can be certain that our friend pesky head lice will be waiting when they do. Schools are heaven for head lice with the large number of hosts and occasional close contact in hallways and buses. While social distancing guidelines…

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California's Lice Clinic Cleaning After Head lice

We hear all the time of parents frantically cleaning their home after discovering a child has head lice—washing every linen, shampooing pets, bagging and quarantining pillows and stuffed animals for weeks, even throwing away things for fear of contamination. STOP!  It’s not necessary, and understanding how lice live and spread can give you peace of…

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Although the CDC U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention strongly discourages “no-nit” policies in schools, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the National Association of School Nurses (NASN), some schools and districts still enforce a no-nit policy.   “No-Nit” means that when a child has head lice, he or she is not allowed back…

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