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Head Lice Overview

The head louse is a tiny, wingless parasitic insect that lives among human hairs and feeds on tiny amounts of blood drawn from the scalp. Lice (the plural of louse – a single bug) are a very common problem, especially for kids. They’re contagious, annoying, and sometimes tough to get rid of. But while they’re frustrating to deal with, lice aren’t dangerous. They don’t
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4 Signs That Your Child Has Headlice

4 Signs That Your Child has Head Lice Keep a lookout for these 4 signs that your child may have come down with a case of lice. 1.  Lice eggs (called nits). These look like tiny yellow, tan, or brown dots before they hatch. Lice lay nits on hair shafts close to the scalp, where the temperature is perfect for keeping warm until they
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Dinosaurs Had Lice?!?

Dinosaurs Had Lice?!? DNA studies have recently shown that lice may have existed way back in the time of the dinosaurs – over 65 million years ago! Researches believe that long ago, dinosaurs may have been the first animals in history to be plagued by these pesky little bugs. But how could lice have lived on dinosaurs if they didn’t have any hair? Well,
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The big reason not to use OTC lice shampoos!

Why are OTC (over the counter) lice shampoos so bad for my child? Pesticide based lice shampoos are full of chemicals that are known or suspected to cause cancer, negatively affect the nervous system, or have other harmful effects.  The scalp is one of the most absorbent parts of the body – especially in children, and products that are applied to the scalp get
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