When I Can Go to the Pharmacy and Buy an Over-the Counter Treatment? Why pay for lice removal service? That is a question that many people mull over when trying to decide their first line of fire when treating head lice. Frankly, the majority of our clients have taken the pharmacy route and have found that the OTC products do NOT work.
Depending on where you live, there may be multiple lice treatment options. Cities like New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and others may have many such services. Because there are few barriers to entry to the lice treating world, anyone can set up shop. That includes moms who have finally beaten back lice in their own kids, as well as hairdressers looking to make some extra money.
We received a phone call recently from a concerned woman in Louisville who was quite certain that she had picked up head lice from her hair salon. "I live alone and work with adults. My daughter and her children live in Texas and I haven't seen them in a few months and they have no signs of lice. I can not think of any other way that I could have contracted it.
"OMG!! Get these bugs out of my hair!" screamed Kristy in the background as her mom tried to listen to what we were telling her on the phone.
We have received several calls from African American residents of Washington DC asking if African American hair is resistant to head lice.
Lice is the main cause of absenteeism from school Head lice in children is very prevalent and has become a leading cause of absenteeism from schools.
Does dyed hair prevent head lice? At LiceDoctors, we are often asked if people with dyed hair are immune to head lice.
Lice Around The Holidays Each year, we see a spike in the number of head lice cases after families gather for the holidays.