LiceDoctors offers all natural, in-the-home head lice treatments that are safe, effective, and fully guaranteed. LiceDoctors is the only lice removal service in El Paso with its own on-staff medical director, Dr. Stephen Beck. Same day service – 7 days a week – 20 years experience!
An experienced lice professional comes to your home and eradicates the problem at the source so that you don’t have to drive to us and fit in your appointment between 9 and 5. We offer service from early morning to night time, 365 days a year. Your technician has all the tools and experience needed to effectively treat head lice. She will educate you while treating the heads and give you tips on how to prevent future cases of lice.
Don’t waste your time and money on treatments that don’t work. Call LiceDoctors today at 915-257-6221 for our fully guaranteed lice treatment. LiceDoctors has an “A” rating from the Better Business Bureau. LiceDoctors technicians have successfully treated over 250,000 clients! Prices are among the lowest in the El Paso area.
El Paso Lice Removal Service Area
Head Lice treatment and removal is available in Texas in Agua Dulce, Anthony, Butterfield, Canutillo, Clint, El Paso, Fabens, Fort Bliss, Homestead Meadows North, Homestead Meadows South, Horizon City, Montana Vista, Morning Glory, Newman, Prado Verde, San Elizario, Sierra Blanca, Socorro, Sparks, Vinton, Tornillo, Vinton, Westway as well as in New Mexico in Anthony, Chaparral, Doña Ana, Hatch, Las Cruces, La Mesa, Mesilla, Mesquite, Sunland Park, and others.
Lice Treatment Client Testimonials
“I really didn’t know who to turn to after trying to treat my children many times and still I could not get rid of the lice. I was in tears and then I spoke to the school nurse who told me about LiceDoctors. Your specialist who came to our home is an angel and she saved us. I am so relieved that we found you and finally all the lice are gone and they did not come back.”
Isella S. in El Paso, Texas
“I feel sorry for any parent in this stressful situation. We were on our second case within 5 weeks and were done with all the over the counter and prescription stuff that is expensive and simply does not work. I made a same day appointment with LiceDoctors whom I found on line. Elena came to our home and completely relieved us of the situation. She is a pro at getting rid of the lice, but she went the extra distance to calm us down. She was terrific with my kids and by the time she finished we felt like she was part of our family. LiceDoctors services work, period. My kids were both checked by the school nurse the next day and got the all-clear note.”
Joe D. in Las Cruces, New Mexico
“How much is peace of mind worth to you? LiceDoctors Lice Treatment Service is a bargain as I can finally sleep again! Their wonderful lice professional was at our house within an hour of my call and she really knew her stuff. It has been a month since her visit and all 4 of my kids plus me are all still lice-free. I am so happy that they use a natural, non-toxic system and I highly recommend LiceDoctors.”
Monica G. in Sunland Park, Texas
“If you see lice in your children’s hair, run, don’t walk, to the phone and call LiceDoctors. Our pediatrician recommended them and they were a Godsend. I love that they have a medical doctor on staff and that they have been treating families for years. Most important is that their treatment works. Best call I have made this year!”
Patricia C. in El Paso, Texas
“We visited our grandchildren in Florida and came home with head lice. We didn’t know that we had it until my wife started to itch. Then we put two and two together. I felt itchy as well and our daughter told us to call LiceDoctors. The lovely technician was a professional and we felt we were well-cared for. She found live lice on both of us and showed us the moving bugs. Thank heavens we found her. We wanted you to know how appreciative we are.”
Miguel F. in Clint, Texas
Experience Matters With Head Lice Detection; Misdiagnosis Happens
We at LiceDoctors have been looking at head lice infestations for many years. Occasionally we get calls from parents who think that they see lice or nits (eggs) and we arrive to find that they are mistaken. Sometimes medical people check heads and tell folks that they have nits in their hair when, in fact, they are looking at hair casts (white sticky debris). We have gone to homes where one child is told she has lice, and she does not, while the “clear” sibling does have it. How commonplace is misdiagnosis and how is a parent in El Paso or Las Cruces to know if a child has an infestation?
Misdiagnosis of Head Lice
Research done at the Harvard School of Public Health suggests that cases of head lice are “often” wrongly diagnosed. “Researchers at the Laboratory of Public Health Entomology at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) have found that health care workers, parents and school officials often misdiagnose and inappropriately medicate head lice infestations. Their study is published in the August issue of The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Journal.
Via their informational website, the researchers asked readers to submit samples of what they thought were head lice or louse eggs. The readers completed questionnaires that asked them their relationship to the infested person and the measures taken to treat the perceived infestation.
‘An uncomfortably large proportion of the submissions had nothing to do with head lice, yet in every case someone suspected they were head lice or louse eggs,’ said Richard Pollack, instructor in immunology and infectious diseases in the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases and lead author of the study.
Of the 614 submissions, 41 percent had nothing to do with head lice, but instead were objects such as other types of bugs, dandruff, scabs, knotted hair, and clothing fibers…”
More information: archive.sph.harvard.edu
The Centers For Disease Control also states on its website that head lice may be misdiagnosed. “Misdiagnosis of head lice infestation is common. The diagnosis of head lice infestation is best made by finding a live nymph or adult louse on the scalp or hair of a person. Because adult and nymph lice are very small, move quickly, and avoid light, they may be difficult to find. Use of a fine-toothed louse comb may facilitate identification of live lice. If crawling lice are not seen, finding nits attached firmly within ¼ inch of the base of hair shafts suggests, but does not confirm, the person is infested.”
More information: www.cdc.gov
Experience Matters When Diagnosing and Treating Lice
As with many things, the more you do it, the better you get. Head lice detection and removal is no different. “Pollack et al (13) found that expertise is key to diagnosis. They documented that health care providers and lay personnel frequently overdiagnosed and misdiagnosed pediculosis (13). Many failed to distinguish active from extinct infestations, particularly if they were relying only on nit detection. School nurses were particularly adept at spotting nits but appeared to lack the expertise, equipment, time and inclination to distinguish active from inactive infestations.”
Pollack RJ, Kiszewski AE, Spielman A.
Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115
Why Are Cases of Lice Misdiagnosed?
Alma, a mom in El Paso, called us to say that her daughter had been told by the pediatrician that she might have lice. We checked out the girl and she had a lot of dandruff but no head lice. Alma wanted to know why it is hard to diagnose lice. The reason it is difficult if you are inexperienced is that other objects in the hair can be mistaken for lice and nits (eggs) while nits can go unnoticed because they are small and blend in with the hair. The more you treat heads, the better able up you are to identify a case of lice.
Implications of Misdiagnosis of Lice
What happens when a case is misdiagnosed. Well, if you are told that you have a case of lice when you don’t this is what may unfold:
- Your child misses school for no reason
- You apply potentially toxic products on her head
- You waste lots of money and time on treatments and house cleaning
- You endure stress and turmoil for no reason
If your diagnostician misses a case of lice that is active in your hair, you can expect the following:
- The case will get worse until you diagnose it and treat it effectively
- Each bug will lay up to 10 eggs a day
- You will likely transmit the case to other family members and classmates
- You may feel very itchy and uncomfortable
It is in your best interest for all of these reasons to get yourself treated by an expert. LiceDoctors will come to your home day or night any day of the week, including holidays. If you do not have lice, the lice technician will tell you; if you do, she will treat you safely and effectively and will show you how to recognize lice if you are ever exposed in the future. She also will give you tips on how to help prevent future infestations. Call LiceDoctors in the El Paso and Las Cruces area today at at 915-257-6221. You will be glad that you did.Make An Appointment Today!