Updated on April 16, 2017
Jamie from New Paltz has 3 very active, young children. They don't sit still for a minute. Needless to say Jamie and her husband are exhausted. Then all the kids ended up having lice AT THE SAME TIME! We can only begin to understand the stress the family was under and it became evident to Jamie that treating these children on her own was going to be an uphill battle. Nonetheless, Jamie decided to forge onward and got her children to sit for a minute while she applied some chemicals (which she did not really want to use but the preschool teacher recommended that). Next she tried to comb their hair. Well that was a disaster. The girls would not sit still and if she did get one to sit still it was like playing a game of whack-a-mole; as soon as one sat still for a minute the others jumped up and ran around. Then when she put the comb in the hair, the shrieks began. Everyone was in tears! Jamie hoped there was a better way so she called her pediatrician. Fortunately, he knew more than the preschool teacher and advised her to call LiceDoctors. She jumped on the phone and within an hour hour, LiceDoctors technician Alicia was at her house ready and armed to do battle against the lice. First, Alicia took one child at a time and talked to her to become friendly with her. She got the child to sit down, explained to her what she would be doing and then poured oil into her hair. She then combed the hair and to Jamie's surprise there were no protests. For one thing, we use a very high grade comb. Secondly, the oil allows the comb to go through with no pulling or yanking. Third, let's face kids sit better for other adults than they do for us moms. It's the law of momhood! Fourth, oil makes bugs sluggish so we can catch them with the comb, as well. LiceDoctors technician effortlessly combs through the hair pulling out lice and eggs. The next step for Alicia was to hand pick remaking nits for the girls' head. By this time the girls and Alicia were old friends and they cooperated very nicely as Alicia went through their hair using her expertise to find all remaining nits. Jamie's words to us were, "You have to know when to hold them and when to fold them. I realized that there was just no way, I could do this without professional help. LiceDoctors did what I could not do: get my kids to cooperate for an extended period of time. The thing is, even if my kids were the kind who would sit for me, I really did not know what I was doing and what I was doing would have failed anyway. LiceDoctors saved us....plain and simple." Call LiceDoctors in Duchess, Orange, Putnam, Sullivan, and Ulster counties for same day, guaranteed service at your convenience. Call 845-576-6100; a live lice expert answers the phone from early morning until after midnight, 7 days a week.