- May 26, 2014
-- LiceDoctors Head Lice Treatment and Nit Removal Service reports that there is a surge in the number of cases that it is seeing in Fairfax, Virginia and surrounding areas. Wendy Beck, owner of LiceDoctors with 18 years of experience as a lice professional, states that the increase in incidence of lice is to be expected for the is time of the year, however this year the number of cases in significantly greater than last year. She attributes the gain to the increase in outdoor play with its related close contact which facilitates transmission of lice, as well as to the growing resistance of head lice to chemical treatments.
Over the past several years, lice have undergone mutations and often are highly resistant to chemical lice treatments that previously were effective in killing head lice. In addition, some of the more potent lice killing agents have been removed from pediculocides owing to their potentially carcinogenic effects. "We have treated thousands of cases of families over the past 18 years who have used the chemical shampoos and still see live bugs in their hair. These resistant head lice carry the name 'super lice'. To eliminate these eggs (nits) is a labor-intensive task unless you are trained. The nits glue themselves to the strands of hair and must be pulled out. The eggs are quite small and are have a clear shell which allows them to blend in with the hair color making them hard to see for the untrained eye. Often people think that they have gotten out all of the nits, when really a few are left behind to hatch and then the case just continues.", Beck explains.
LiceDoctor has recently been called about cases of head lice in Alexandria, Fairfax, Burke, Manassas, Falls Church, Arlington, Annandale, Springfield, Tysons Corner and others. The company has successfully treated over 100,000 clients and has an 'A" rating with the Better Business Bureau. The LiceDoctors all natural lice treatment protocol, which was created 18 years ago by the company's on-staff medical director, is backed up with a full guarantee.
LiceDoctors in-home service is available in 70 cities across the U.S. LiceDoctors can be reached in Fairfax County at 703-662-4519 or at www.licedoctors.com. The company also services families in Richmond (804-396-2193)
, Charlottesville, (434-202-3460)
and the Tidewater regions (757-609-0509)
of Virginia. LiceDoctors also treats families in Maryland and the District of Columbia.