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Families in Montgomery County Experience Rise in Incidence of Head Lice
LiceDoctors Lice Treatment Service reports that it is seeing a big spike in the incidence of head lice in Montgomery County According to owner, Karen Sokoloff, "Summer time is always peak lice season and this year is an especially busy one."
According LiceDoctors owner, Karen Sokoloff, "Occasionally, we receive a very high number of calls from a single area. The incidence usually starts with a few children who come home from camp or play dates, and may not even realize that they are carrying lice. Before you know it, there are several children and their parents who have infestations. Right now, this is what is happening in Montgomery and Baltimore Counties and we need to break the cycle so that families can resume their normal activities. We have received a number of calls from Rockville, Columbia, Potomac, Gaithersburg, Bethesda, and Baltimore."
Mara G. a parent with two young children, is one such example. "I knew we had a problem when I saw my daughter scratching furiously. We had gone through this before and I knew we needed a professional service. There was no way for me to tackle this on my own."
Sokoloff recommends that parents check their children on a weekly basis using bright light or natural outdoor light. "You are looking for eggs the size of a sesame seed or smaller. They have a translucent shell and are glued to the hair. Most people will show signs of itching but not everyone will. If you find lice, we do not recommend chemicals as lice have mutated and are resistant to these products. Either try to hand pick yourself or call in a professional who knows what to look for and guarantees the work."
LiceDoctors has been treating families with head lice for 20 years and has treated and cured infestations in 400,000 children and adults. Technicians make house calls and use all-natural protocols under the guidance of Dr. Stephen Beck, their on-staff medical doctor. According to Sokoloff, "We are the only lice company in Marland with an in-house medical doctor.Clients love that we make the process as convenient as possible by making house calls in an unmarked car; this offers total privacy and total flexibility for each family member to resume his or her schedule rather that having to wait for others at a salon. The plan always works and we offer a full guarantee."
In Montgomery County, clients can call 240-720-7491 and in Baltimore, the company can be reached at 443-873-2187. Technicians are available day and night, 365 days a year. The company has an "A" rating with the Better Business Bureau. LiceDoctors can be found online at https://www.licedoctors.com/