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Month: July 2014

How to determine viable and nonviable nits

Advice on Lice which specializes in Head Lice treatments and removal services in Maryland has had an interesting week. As campers returned from their first session a common trend has been to find old nits mixed in with new fresh nits. The old nits represent eggs that have already hatched. They will appear on the hair as white but once removed you will see they are really transparent and what’s left is just the shell. The viable nits are always going to be darker, and more like a brownish mocha color . What you are seeing is the egg with the louse still inside the egg. Don’t ever assume that if you only see the empty eggs its not a active case. This is a huge mistake. Likely you will find the baby bugs (nymphs) on the scalp appearing to look like a freckle until they start to move. We have seen this commonly in kids returning from camp and most likely they were treated with a lice killing shampoo but were not combed out on a regular basis to remove all the nits. My suggestion is to continue with section by section comb outs with pantene conditioner and see if you find any live lice.

Good Luck, Allan Franco

Head lice treatment advice. Who can you trust.

Time and time again we hear stories from our clients on how to treat head lice. Some say their friend said use mayonnaise or my neighbor said use olive oil. Or how about “just sleep with Vaseline covering your hair all night and  the lice will be dead”.

None of this bothers us as much as the ones who think they know exactly how to help their friends or neighbors after they have had a professional head lice company work on their kids and now consider themselves as professionals.

I just had a client (Jane Doe) who’s daughter had been to us almost a year ago. In between last year and today she has referred many friends to us and of course we appreciate it. Periodically we have had calls inquiring about our services after speaking with our client (Jane Doe). In the course of conversations it has been revealed that our Jane Doe,  out of genuine kindness  and concern has explained , and sometimes shown, exactly what to do as learned from us and then suggesting they try on their own.

Well,  when we received the call today from Jane Doe requesting an appointment for her daughter she was confident that all was needed would be a screen as she had been combing her out as we instructed her 1 year ago and as she put it” you all taught me well”.

Dad brought the daughter in who proudly stated “my mommy combed me out like you guys do and found 10 nits and no bugs”.

My thoughts were “great, this should be a breeze”. Well 2 hours later the count was 35 live lice of all sizes ( mostly babies which are the hardest to find) and about 60 more Nits (eggs).  So to answer the question: Who can you trust? You need to see first hand from a reputable head lice removal service specialist in Maryland,  who does this work day in and day out. You need to look for referrals from friends who have had success with head lice treatment companies in Maryland. And then you need to go see them and learn from the best, so next time your child complains of a scratchy head you’ll  have a head start and make your next visit to your favorite head lice treatment center much quicker and easier.

Advice on Lice remains one of the most respected head lice removal services in Maryland, D.C., and NorthernVA. All you need to do is check the testimonials on their website to realize they truly care about you, your children, and pride themselves in their thoroughness and workmanship.

Allan Franco

Head Lice Screen for camps

As the summer enters the second month Head Lice treatment in Maryland picks up.  Camps have begun detecting Head Lice and nits on their campers as the the symptoms become more noticeable. Remember one bug in a child’s head may not cause him or her to itch. Not until a couple of weeks go by do they begin to scratch.  To avoid waiting for your child to itch Advice on Lice recommend combing your child’s hair with a lice comb (the Lice Meister) and Pantene conditioner once a week as the best preventive measure. Early detection is easy to eradicate and most times without a Lice killing shampoo.

Advice on lice located in Kensington, MD offers the best head lice removal services in Maryland.

Laura Griffiths Brinklow, MD.

As a neurotic mother of two, I was appalled that my son had brought lice home to share with the family. The receptionist at our pediatrician\’s office referred us to Advice on Lice. We arrived at 2 and were out by 5 or so. They were thorough and definitely not alarmists. It\’s been about three weeks, and we\’ve been combing daily at this point. At this point, I can finally comb out hair w/o wanting to run far, far away from my children\’s heads! Thanks for the advice! I have recommended Advice on Lice to others.

Head Lice Ttreatment in Maryland and Complacency

The treatment of head lice in Maryland too many times is not taken seriously enough. Advice on Lice which specializes in Head Lice Removal in Maryland sees this attitude quite often. Yesterday a client came in with such an attitude. Quoting the mom ” Oh, I have been combing her out once or twice a week for a month and keep finding 1 or 2 bugs and very few nits. Its really not that severe”. Well after our lice removal technician was done the count was 19 live lice and over 100 nits.
It so important to a parent to realize that completely eradicating head lice is not a one time effort. Parents need to realize that in order to be successful they need to continue combing beyond what seems reasonable. The eggs (nits) are tiny and unless your combing every day for at least 7-10 days the chance one or two are missed is high.
Another client came in yesterday after using another professional service for Head Lice Treatment in Maryland and after out technician worked on the child another 20 nits were found. And this comes after a professional worked on the child. So my suggestion would be, even when your not finding nits we strongly recommend you keep the combing going until you combed for at least 7 days and have not found any nits.
Allan Franco
Advice on Lice, Your Professional Head Lice Removal Service in Maryland.

Kelly Washington, DC.

Hear, hear for Advice on Lice. We were at our busiest time as a family of three with two parents that work outside of the home when we discovered all three of our children had lice. To make matters worse, one of our kids has long, incredibly curly hair. We got an appointment for all of us that next day. After several hours and lots of detailed instructions, we left confident we could get through this outbreak. Nearly two months later, we are still free of lice but following Advice on Lice\’s best advice: keep checking once a week so they don\’t come back!