Do I need a prescription? Hmm…that is a good question.

When parents call me due to their children having lice, I am bombarded with questions. They want to know what to do first, what to use, what not to use, what to do with the house, the clothes, when they can get an appointment and....should they contact their pediatrician or doctor to get a prescription [...]

You Can’t Let Your Kids RULE YOU!

  Nothing bothers me more than seeing teens these days "ruling" their parents. At what point in this world did they become boss? When I was growing up, I was afraid, or shall I say, respected my parents. When they spoke, I listened. Sure, I might not have agreed from time to time. But, to [...]

Know Your Nits!

The phone rings and it is the school nurse. They are telling you that your son has "lice" and "nits" and that you need to pick him up from school right away. When you arrive, the nurse shows you the suspected "lice" that they have found and you say to yourself...."hmmm...just not that sure about [...]

Lice is going around school and camp- what do you look for?

The dreaded colored letter comes home from your child's school or camp program. Someone in his/her class or group has lice.  What are you to look for? How do you really know if your child has lice? Parents check their children's heads when these notices come home but most often they really do not know [...]

The Childcare Provider’s Guide to Controlling Lice

Head Lice, otherwise known as Pediculus Humanus Capitis. A rather large word for a creature that is so small. So small, yet so large among us. So large and so common, that there is an association named for it. The National Pediculosis Association (NPA) is a wonderful group that I have come to rely on [...]

How can I be sure that all of the lice are gone?

Once your children have been treated for lice, they are safe to return to school. After you have taken the time to either rid the problem yourself or hired someone to help you with it, you want to make sure that all of the lice are gone. Getting rid of lice is a process and [...]