Lice Tips

Lice Vs Locs: Can You Get Rid of the Lice?

Yes, it is possible to get head lice if you have locs (dreadlocks). Lice do not respect hair texture. Although, they would prefer straight and loose curls, their strong desire for blood supersedes their personal preferences.

Head Lice Treatment and Children with Sensory Issues

It is challenging enough for parents and families when a child has head lice but when your child has special needs such as Aspbergers, Autism, SPD or other sensory issues, this adds another level of challenge. We at LiceDoctors have treated many children with special needs and we understand this requires extra sensitivity.

Popular Science Interviews LiceDoctors Owner Karen Sokoloff

It’s the scourge all teachers and parents dread, haunting elementary schools, striking swiftly and unexpectedly. In a matter of days, it can infect all the children in a room—and then spread to you. Just the thought of that is enough to make you reflexively scratch your head. This plague is the unholy head louse.

What is the Best Lice Treatment for You?

There are many routes you can take when you discover head lice. You may purchase an over the counter lice shampoo, call your pediatrician, try a homeopathic remedy or a homemade lice treatment, or you may decide to go with a  lice professional.

How to Discuss Head Lice With Other Parents

You have found that your child has head lice. You are dealing with the problem of eradicating it. That may feel like a challenge in and of itself.  Next come the questions: Do I let my children's friends know about this? Should I call their parents? What do I say to them? LiceDoctors has lots of experience and can help you know what to say.