New Lice Clinic Opens in Greenville, SC
My First Month as a Lice Clinic Owner
Where It All Began
Wow! What a month! But I’m getting ahead of myself!
Last year, my sweet girls gave me head lice. It was distressing! I stayed up all night cleaning every inch of my house and household. Not nice words were bouncing inside my head, along with fresh waves of horror as I continued to think of people we might have exposed unknowingly!
I also started researching the best methods to treat lice. I’m a researcher by training and neurotic tendencies… and I attacked this project with gusto! In study after study and article after article, there was one treatment that proved the most effective at treating head lice: an FDA- cleared, heated- air device called AirAlle′. And it was no longer available in the upstate!
Despite many companies’ claims, no one has discovered a shampoo or an oil or a spray that effectively treats lice eggs (nits). But a scientist in Utah realized that if you remove the water from eggs and lice- they die. He invented a machine that dessicates, or removes the water from, head lice and eggs.
After years of trials, studies and FDA- clearance, AirAlle′ has been endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, it’s non-toxic… and best of all it’s more than 99% effective on more than 850,000 cases. Oh, and did I mention- it takes about an hour! Not days and days of combing! One hour and you’re done! Resume life!
So, I bought the rights (to my children’s great horror) to Lice Clinics of America- Greenville, a branch of the largest and most effective lice network in the world.
Nits And Undergrads
We opened in mid January and several days later, we got our first, real test. A major lice outbreak spread through a local university. We were inundated with college students. I didn’t see my family for almost a week.
My employees and I worked hours past closing each night. Our home office over-nighted us more supplies. And our Lice Clinics of America locations in Charlotte and Charleston offered more help. We powered through!
When all was said and done we had done almost 100 head checks and treatments, and sent student home with over 150 home lice treatment kits. And it felt wonderful to help so many people. But it was stunning to see just how quickly lice spread. Not how quickly lice can spread… but how quickly lice did spread.
A New Kind of Lice Treatment
Today’s lice, or Super Lice, are a different beast from years past. They are super strong, pesticide- resistant and here to stay, if you don’t seek effective treatment. They love children, teenagers and adults. And any group living situation- like a family, a summer camp, a retirement home or a college dorm- can be ground zero for an infestation.
Let these college students teach all of us a huge lesson! If you are affected by head lice, swallow the awkwardness and warn your family and friends as soon as possible! (They did this beautifully and stopped a big problem from becoming much bigger.)
Seek an accurate diagnosis: a $20 head screening can save you hours of needless worry. And if you are positive, find out the treatment facts. There are reliable, treatment options in a variety of price ranges but there also are a lot of useless products and false information out there.
If you need help, give us a call! Lice Clinics of America- Greenville is here to help you through it!