Do you need help getting rid of head lice? You have come to the right site. LiceDoctors’ staff of technicians has successfully eliminated lice and nits in over 250,000 clients! Treatment is done by an experienced lice professional in your home and is safe, all-natural, and 100% guaranteed to be effective. In addition, LiceDoctors is the only lice treatment service in Rhode Island with a physician on staff. Our medical director, Dr. Stephen Beck, realized 20 years ago that chemical treatments were failing to eradicate head lice in his patients, and is pleased to be Medical Director of LiceDoctors where all treatments are chemical-free.
We know how hectic life is today so our technicians come to you (in an unmarked car). That’s right…we treat you in your house to save you the hassle of loading up the car and driving to a salon where you may bump into someone you may not want to see or inadvertently pick up a case of lice if you are lice-free. When one child has been checked and treated, he or she can return to every day activities without having to wait for the rest of the family to be checked and treated. We offer top quality treatment at the lowest prices around.
LiceDoctors is proud of the many endorsements that we have from pediatricians, school nurses, teachers, camp directors, and, most important, our former clients. The Better Business Bureau gives us an “A” rating and we are confident that you will, too!
Call the top-rated lice treatment service in Rhode Island today at 401-433-9806. We answer the phone from 7 am until after midnight. LiceDoctors comes to you at a time that is convenient for you any day or night, 365 days a year.
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Lice Treatment Client Testimonials
“My husband is a doctor and he says it’s well-known in the pediatric profession that those lice chemicals do not work. As soon as our kids manifested signs of lice he called LiceDoctors. You were terrific from the minute you answered the phone until the technician left our house. You really run an excellent service and we are very grateful.” – Lauren B. in Cranston, Rhode Island
“My son’s basketball team was just plagued with head lice. I don’t know how they got it maybe it was from the team huddles or headbands. All I know is six members of the team had lice and fortunately the coach knew about LiceDoctors. You treated all six members and families and everybody is in great shape and ready to play ball. You guys are winners” – Greg W. in Scituate, RI
“I thought I was having a nightmare but it was my reality. My 2 kids, 9 and 11, were infested with eggs. No way was I picking out those things. I found LiceDoctors online and someone answered the phone immediately. It was a Sunday and I figured I was out of luck but they were in. Not even a recording, a live person answered the phone. Another surprise, they were able to come the same day. Marge showed up an hour later and did her thing. We are now lice and nit free and I’m a happy camper!” – Stephanie A. in New Bedford, MA
“Who would’ve thought that video games would contribute to the spread of head lice? Well that is exactly what happened with my son and his two best friends. They go to each other’s homes, sit next to each other for a couple of hours and play those games. I guess they get close enough for the lice to climb from one head to another. Anyway all three of them got lice and Ashley was wonderful. She arrived at our home promptly, was hard-working, and took the time to tell us what she was doing and educate us on ways to prevent this from happening in the future. Great job!!!!” – Casey R. in Fall River, Massachusetts
“We are an all natural household and there was no way that I was going to use pesticides on my kids heads when they got lice. I tried some homemade remedies but they did not solve the lice problem. I called our pediatrician who has a holistic approach and she referred us to LiceDoctors. You were awesome. Thank you!” – Branca J. in Providence, Rhode Island
Over-the-Counter Chemical Lice Shampoo Products
Often when parents learn that their child has lice, their first reaction is to go to the pharmacy to purchase a “lice killing” agent. Unfortunately this is based on outmoded advice as lice have mutated and are now highly resistant to many of these chemicals. In addition, the lice shampoos do not pierce the shells of the nits so that these lice breeding eggs are left in the hair to hatch and start the case all over again.
According to Consumer Reports, “There’s no reason for parents to douse their children’s heads in chemicals,” says Urvashi Rangan, Ph.D., director of consumer safety and sustainability for Consumer Reports. “Physically removing lice, while it seems daunting, is safest for your child’s head.”
In addition the site continues to state that, “The over-the-counter products are losing their fight against lice because studies suggest that most of the bugs in the U.S. have evolved to become genetically resistant to the insecticides found in those products. That includes pyrethrum in shampoos such as Rid and the permethrin in creme rinses such as Nix…
A study published in the March 2014 issue of the Journal of Medical Entomology found that 99 percent of the head lice collected by school nurses and professional lice combers in 12 states and three Canadian provinces were genetically resistant to permethrin. ‘It’s not surprising that we are seeing a resistance to these products,’ Rangan says. ‘That’s what happens with insecticides and pests over time.’”
Some of the more popular lice shampoos are outlined below:
Pyrethrins (permethrin): (Products: Nix, Rid, A-200, and Pronto). Recent research reveals that only 40% of lice are killed, even when two treatments are used. The product comes with a poor quality plastic comb that is to be used to comb out remaining nits. The tines of the comb are not close enough together and often several nits are left in the hair. In addition, occasionally some of products cause an allergic reaction, itching, or a rash.
Sodium Chloride: (Product: LiceFreee®) This product is considered to be a non-pesticidal product, therefore the company does not need to supply data to the FDA to show its efficacy.
The best way to get rid of lice, and the only sure way, is to comb out all of the nits. This can be overwhelming and challenging for people who are not experienced to get every nit out of the hair. It takes practice to know exactly what the nits look like, where to find them, and how to get them out of the hair.
That is our value-added to clients. LiceDoctors technicians are experienced in eradicating lice and nits and will safely and effectively get rid of the lice in your hair. No chemicals, no gimmicks, no risk. Our all-natural protocols work every time and are fully guaranteed. Call Rhode Island’s LiceDoctors at 401-433-9806 and say good bye to head lice today!