Back-to-school time is peak season for head lice in Portland. Children returning to school share stories, photos, and lots of hugs, and head-to-head contact is the primary way head lice spread from child to child.
“We always see a surge in cases of head lice when kids return to school,” said Christine Cherry, owner of Lice Clinics of America® – Portland. “There are proven practices that can prevent and treat cases of head lice.”
The Portland clinic offers everything families need to stay lice-free during back-to-school season and all year round with products and services for every situation and every budget.
“The best way to prevent head lice is for all children to be screened regularly,” Christine said. “We offer professional head checks, especially at peak lice times like back-to-school and summer camp. Lice, especially the nymphs, can be difficult to identify by the untrained eye since they look like specks.”
Once children are properly screened and treated, parents know their child is lice-free. Lice Clinics of America – Portland offers products for home use that prevent head lice, including preventive shampoo, conditioner, and sprays that can be used daily or whenever children wash their hair. The products serve as lice repellant. All are non-toxic, using essential oils that smell delightful to humans but not to head lice.
If your child does have head lice, Lice Clinics of America – Portland has the safest, fastest, and most effective treatment technology available. The clinic’s signature treatment uses the AirAllé® medical device. The AirAllé is an FDA-cleared Class I medical device clinically proven to kill live lice and more than 99 percent of eggs (nits) in a single treatment using precision controlled heated air to dehydrate lice and eggs. This “one and done” treatment takes about an hour and is guaranteed to be effective.
“So many people struggle with head lice for weeks or months when using traditional pesticide-based lice treatments, and we want them to know that it isn’t necessary anymore,” Christine said. “We can assure your child will leave our clinic 100% lice-free, and we can help her remain lice-free throughout the year.”
The AirAllé medical device was developed by researchers at the University of Utah and has successfully treated more than 400,000 cases of head lice throughout the world with a success rate better than 99 percent.
For those who would instead tackle head lice on their own, Lice Clinics of America – Portland offers do-it-yourself treatment kits with easy-to-use, non-toxic products including the innovative Lice Remover Kit. The Lice Remover Kit includes a custom applicator, and a non-toxic, pesticide-free liquid gel that immobilizes lice, detangles hair and facilitates the removal of lice and eggs—all with no mess. All Lice Clinics of America products are guaranteed to be effective when used as directed.
“Regular head lice screenings and use of preventive products can ensure your child is lice-free all year round,” Christine said. “If your child does get head lice, we have what you need to get rid of the problem quickly so you can get back to your life.”
To learn more or to schedule an appointment visit www.lcaportlandme.com, call 655-648-7363.