Head Lice peaks for Back to School

Back to school is one of the busiest times for the head lice treatment and removal in Maryland. It is the result of families returning from vacations, and children who spent the summer in various summer camps. It can be frustrating for us because everyone wants our help, but it has to fit in to their family schedule. Summer is over, and it is back to the real world of work and school. As a result, we can be in the office from 10 in the morning until 8 or 9 at night. And we are also trying to accommodate those who want house calls.

Lately we have bee a bit mystified by the unusual occurrence of all family members seeming to be at the same level of infestation. It seems unlikely that all of the members of the family would have been infected at the same time, yet we are seeing siblings and parents within a family who all seem to have similar degrees of infestation. It is more common for there to be a progression within a family. One child gets it from a friend, and brings it home and gives it to mom or sister or brother, and then it spreads through the others.  We can usually identify one family member as “patient 0” because that person has the most severe case of head lice. But for the last few weeks, we have been seeing families in which everyone seems to have the same number of nits and bugs. Oh well, just when we think we understand the life cycle of head lice we get stumped again.

At Advice on lice ,whether its a early infestation or a full blown infestation we take each case seriously and make the same effort to completely eradicate head lice and nits from pur valued clients.

Advice on Lice

Allan & Karen Franco