Here at Lice Clinics of America Boise we are quickly approaching our year mark. We feel so blessed to have had so many amazing families come through our doors trust us with their children, grandchildren, spouses and more. When I first opened up this business I had been expecting a certain age groups to come in to the clinic, and boy was I wrong. The trend of elementary kids has always been steady but more than steady we have always had a large number of teens come through our doors. Often time parents wonder why this is the case.
It does not just start with the kids. We need to take a look at super lice. Super lice is something that is being talked about and a lot of people have heard of it. If you have not, it is lice that are resistant to OTC products. They are genetically reproducing this way and cannot be killed by what is being offered on the shelves. This is the case in 48 states! Idaho is a blessed one of these states. On a side note, say if life was good and we could kill these love bugs with the OTC product being provided, would you want to use a product that had pesticides and was used to kill insects around your home? These products do not belong on our bodies. Because of this, lice are becoming all too common. Despite peoples amazing efforts to depart with these bugs it is not possible because they are not being set up for success.
When you take a look at our teenagers they have something I did not grow up with…cell phones WITH social media. I grew up with a pager (yes I am dating myself). The excitement quickly wore off when words like hello and hi were spelled out using numbers. There was not much to see just a simple number to call back. Now today with cell phones there so many things such as instagram, snapchat, Facebook and Youtube just to name a few. Kids huddle around phones and tablets to watch videos and look at pictures giving ample time for louse to crawl from head to head and make a happy home for themselves. So what does one do?
Making sure children have the correct prevention plan in place is key. At Lice Clinics of America Boise we have a line of prevention products that do just that. They are tested to keep away head lice better than what can be bought at the store. Creating a dialogue with your teens about head to head contact, keeping their hair up are all good steps to prevention. Also doing head checks on a routine basis another good step towards prevention.
Lie are not going to go away. But, with the correct education we can help to lessen the problem and make it more manageable together!
I thought I would introduce myself and give a little back story on why I kill bugs. For the record I hate bugs! People that know me are stunned that I, out of all people, kill lice for a living. But you guys…I love it!! A very common question is why would you do this job? Why do you kill lice? The answer is simple folks. I have been in your shoes, my family and I have had these bugs, I know the PTSD it can cause, I know how resilient they can be and I love to help people.
Years ago, I, like many parents, was cuddling my little peanut on the couch and saw things moving in her head. Like a dork in major denial I took her to the doctor thinking to myself there is no freaking way she has lice, we are clean, I take good care of these little humans! I was sadly mistaken when the doctor very quickly diagnosed both her and I with a case of LICE. My first uneducated response was to go to the store and buy whatever I could get my hands on that would kill those bugs. After spending a small fortune I came home to find my other two girls shared in the same joy that me and my other daughter did. I began to pour that nasty crap all over following the boxes directions to a T. The combs were crap but over the next weeks I was diligent. I combed and combed and killed with a vengeance. Only to find that we were not successful. I googled and prayed for someone in good ol’ Boise Idaho to take these blood sucking parasites away from me. To my surprise, not one person wanted to help me. After months of combing on my own I did it. That was wayyyy too long! My success was complete.
It was a year and some time later that I saw on the Today Show this magical machine that got rid of your lice. My mind was racing with thoughts. Just like that? Seriously?! Where was this over a year ago? Impossible, there’s no way this thing can work because I had tried it all. After some personal research and talking to some experts, I found that this device was legit. And it is history from there.
I have now been doing this for almost a year and I can tell you our magical machines really do work, and is the only solution that I have seen that actually does work. Working with our clients I feel like I have heard it all, from pet flea and tick treatments to vinegar and coconut oil, and pretty much everything in between. None of these solutions actually work, I can say that with confidence since I have treated many beautiful heads after they have tried these desperate treatments. I love the diversity of this job, everyday is different, and I get to meet the most wonderful people. One of my favorite things about working here is seeing the transition of our clients from panicked and feeling gross when they walk in to being relieved, confident, and happy when they leave. My clients have a much easier solution to their lice problems and don’t have to go through the agony of battling these awful bugs like I did years ago. And this, my friends, is why I chose to work with bugs on a daily basis.
At the Lice clinics of America here in Boise, Idaho, we offer only the safest and most effective treatments in Boise, Idaho to quickly take care and get rid of itchy and unpleasant head lice.
Our Boise, Idaho lice clinic uses the revolutionary AirAllé professional head lice treatment device. As the AirAllé blows heated air through several applicator tips along the scalp and hair shafts, this professional head lice treatment tool heats at a higher flow (but cooler temperature) than a hair dryer. When the AirAllé treatment is contraindicated for any of our clients, our lice clinic offers a traditional head lice treatment comb out, followed by a topical rinse to ensure that the head lice are gone.
The AirAllé® device is used by lice experts on individuals who have dry, untangled hair that can be easily combed and is free of hair products and scalp-treatment products.
Treatments are usually 30 minutes, and during that time, a trained AirAllé technician will gently place the device’s applicator tip under the hair and against the head, moving its position every 30 seconds until the entire head has been treated.
The AirAllé technician will stop the use of the device immediately if an individual being treated gives a verbal or physical sign of discomfort.
Because the purpose of the AirAllé device is to kill the lice and eggs through dehydration (and not to blow them out of the hair), dead lice and dead eggs will remain in the hair after treatment, which then leads to the comb out part of the treatment. The post-treatment comb-out usually takes another 30 minutes with a good quality lice comb to remove the dead lice and eggs. Most of our technicians here in Boise, Idaho will then apply a post-treatment rinse using dimethicone oil to kill any remaining hatched lice that may have survived the treatment. Rest assured, we make sure the lice is gone.
- Learn about Boise, Idaho’s quick and 100% guaranteed 3-step Signature AirAllé® Treatment.
- Our Boise Clinic’s Express AirAllé Treatment is another great option for those seeking a more affordable lice treatment. We do the AirAlle heat treatment and let you do the comb out at home.
- We understand that money may be tight so we offer a do-it-yourself kit as our least expensive option. It allows you to do the lice treatment at completely yourself at home.
How do you prevent head lice from coming back?
Two words: clean everything. Simple household cleaning can help get rid of lice and their nits—preventing everyone in the house from getting them again. The only thing worse than dealing with lice is dealing with it twice. Wash all clothes and bed linens in hot water. If certain stuffed animals or clothes can’t be washed, put them in a sealed Ziploc bag for two weeks so the lice will die. Vacuum your home and furniture. Soak hair accessories in alcohol for an hour or just simply throw them out. At our Boise, Idaho clinic, we can give you cleaning tips to make sure those little biters are gone for good.
Who is most at risk?
Children in daycare, preschool and elementary school are the most at risk to get lice. The next highest risk are family members of children who have lice because it is so contagious. Girls are infected with lice more often than boys because they tend to share their personal items with each other more often. Head lice typically spread from kid to kid. When one child at school gets head lice, it has a domino effect and the school is obligated to call every child’s parents who came in close contact with the discovered lice. At our Boise, Idaho clinic, we will get rid of your child’s lice so it doesn’t spread. You don’t want your child to be the one who gave it to someone else.
What do they look like?
Adult head lice are a tan or gray/white color, approximately the size of a sesame seed and have six legs, each with a claw. Although lice are small, it is possible to see them with the naked eye. Nits are even smaller, being a brown, tan, white, or yellow color. It’s more likely to see nits in your hair than it is to see adult lice because they look like dandruff, but will not move if you brush your hair or try to shake them out. They are stuck to your scalp and hair by a sticky substance. Then comes the bites. Lice bites look like little red bumps on the head or shoulders and cause inflammation and extreme itching. When you are infected with lice, all you want is for the itching to stop. At our clinic in Boise, Idaho, we will help get rid of that for you while keeping you calm and relaxed. Scratching your lice bumps may lead to infection. Symptoms of infection include: redness, tenderness, and possible oozing or a crusted-over appearance. Your lymph glands may become swollen. If infection occurs, you may need to be treated with antibiotics. Come to our clinic in Boise, Idaho to say goodbye to your head lice before an infection occurs.
What are head lice?
Head lice are small, parasitic insects that live on the scalp and neck. They feed on human blood and cause extreme itching. Lice eggs, called nits, resemble dandruff flakes in the hair, which is one of the signs of lice, along with mild to intense itching. Head lice feed from the scalp several times a day and cannot survive for longer than a couple days without a blood meal. Although highly treatable, head lice are very contagious and generally spread through close contact with someone infected or close contact with their hairbrush, comb or items of clothing. With our treatments in Boise, Idaho, we kill the lice so there is no chance of a dreadful return. We are here to educate you on head lice and make the process of ridding them as safe and enjoyable as possible.
Head lice? What a drag. If you’re a parent, hopefully you haven’t had to deal with the dread of finding out that your child has lice. While head lice are a hassle, they are almost impossible to avoid if your child comes in contact with another kid who has them. Head lice are extremely contagious but luckily it can be taken care of at our Boise clinic with the proper steps. At Lice Clinics of America in Boise, Idaho, we can help lift the burden of that dreaded phone call from your child’s school informing you that your child may have lice. We offer the best lice treatment in Boise, Idaho.
Going to our Boise lice clinic instead of a pediatrician’s office has many benefits. The last thing you want to do when your child has lice is wait around for hours as they miserably itch away at their head and increase the risk of giving you lice. You need to get it taken care of immediately and at our Boise, Idaho clinic, we have no environmental toxins. All our treatments are non-toxic and safe for kids, pets and adults.
Our Boise, Idaho head lice clinic uses the revolutionary AirAllé professional head lice treatment device. The AirAlle treatment is then followed by a lice comb. We assure an easy and stress-free experience in your time of need. Are you in the Boise area and need treatment fast? Come to our clinic for reliable treatment.