According to Karen Sokoloff of LiceDoctors, each year with the end of camp and the beginning of school, there is always a spike in the incidence of these unwanted pests. "September and October are very busy months for us and the most likely candidates for head lice are children. We are seeing children from all over the Seattle area who are battling infestations."
Sokoloff blames the overall climb in incidence largely to a growing resistance to the chemical treatments. In particular, the summer and fall months are especially busy due to that fact that children are in close contact with each other on play dates in the summer and at back to school times. "We have been hearing from hundreds of families each week who have tried the chemical shampoos without success. Families assume that their children are then lice and nit-free, but if there are one or two lice left in the hair, they will mature and hatch and evenutally lay more eggs." In many schools students' heads are examined for head lice by nurses when they return to school, and cases that have been lingering all summer are idenitified. Not everyone has symptom of head lice; some children have it and do not itch at all.
The best way to identify nits is to bring the child to a bright spot, either by a window, outside, or where there is a bright lamp. The light reflects against the translucent shell which makes it easier to find them. Nits are the eggs and they are attached to the hair. According to Sokoloff, "The key to successful treatment is to ensure that all nits are gone from the head. These nits must be physically extracted from the hair."
LiceDoctors all-natural lice protocol was created 20 years ago by Dr. Stephen Beck, the company's on-staff medical director. The treatment was developed to coordinate with the life cycle of the lice and is highly effective and is guaranteed.
To eradicate a case of head lice often requires professional assistance to ensure that the eggs are completely removed. LiceDoctors offers treatment in the privacy and comfort of your home; no need to drag your children to a salon. For more information about LiceDoctors at-home head lice treatment and nit removal service in Seattle and surrounding areas call 206-316-8637 or go to www.licedoctors.com. Treatment is available 7 days a week, day or night.