Tampa Sees Rise in Number of Head Lice Cases
LiceDoctors has been treating families in the Tampa area for head lice for many years. According to owner, Karen Sokoloff, the incidence of head lice is on the rise in the area. Discovering that your child has lice during COVID presents extra challenges to families who want to safely get rid of the lice.
Parents wonder what do I do if I find head lice in my child and I don't want to go to a salon? Some have tried and failed to treat their kids on their own. It is hard to see the tiny nits (eggs) that camouflage in the hair and that is what parents are faced with doing. How to get rid of head lice during the pandemic is a question that parents are dealing with every day. Many parents fear going into storefronts for the risk of being exposed to the coronavirus.
This is a reasonable fear and there are other options, according to Sokoloff. "You can try to treat your family on your own. Take your child outside where there is bright light, and look carefully through the hair. Using magnifiers will help to see the nits (eggs) which blend into the hair. Pull out whatever you see and place against a white background. Nits will look brown."
Sokoloff reports, "Super lice are very prevalent in Tampa which means these lice do not respond to chemical lice treatment. LiceDoctors has a better solution." The company sends a technician to your home which makes sense and families appreciate especially in the time of COVID. This minimizes the exposure to others that you would have in a public salon or clinic."
Keep in mind that lice are a nuisance but they don't cause disease. If would like treatment, call for help today. Lice will not go away by themselves. They only get worse with time as each louse lays 6-10 eggs a day for 30 days. LiceDoctors in-home lice treatment service offers help to Tampa area families every day of the week and weekends. https://www.licedoctors.com/