Head Lice Information and Education


Pesticides and Autism

There has been much debate about the possible cause of the steady increases in the rates of Autism we have seen in the United States. Some recent studies have drawn a link between maternal exposure to pesticides and Autism. I have been saying for years that I believe the future consequences […]


Effective and Affordable Head Lice Treatment in NJ

Effective and affordable head lice treatment in NJ is hard to come by. There are many people who will say they are professionals, but I have noticed that many of them don’t really understand the science of head lice themselves. Sadly, that doesn’t keep them from charging some outrageous fees […]


Pesticide Resistant Strain of Lice in Union County, NJ

Parents in Scotch Plains and neighboring towns have been battling a pesticide resistant strain of lice since the beginning of the year. While not uncommon, it is certainly frustrating for parents and children. Additionally, it re-allocates the precious time resources of the school nurse. Instead of dealing with the very important functions […]


When a Physician Should Diagnose Lice But Sees Autism Instead…Perils of a Poor Head Check

I respect physicians. There are doctors in my family, and I admire people who choose to heal others as a vocation. In general, I believe that doctors don’t receive enough respect for the amount of training they undergo and the amount of burden they carry for the welfare of their […]


Can You Use More Than One Lice Treatment Product at a Time?

Today I was doing my usual look through Google Analytics to see how people have found my blog. Someone was referred here after querying “can you use Ulesfia and Nix together”. I wish I had been standing here face-to-face with that person. My answer? NO!! I don’t like either of those […]


Getting Back to School After Lice

I have addressed this issue before, but my usual peek at Google Analytics tells me this is something that people are really concerned with finding out about. At the risk of placing myself at odds with school districts and private schools with policies with which I disagree strenuously, here is […]


Common Questions About Head Lice

There are some common questions about head lice that I hear over and over again. I thought it would be a good idea to address some of them in a blog entry so that perhaps people trolling the Internet for head lice information might find some solid answers. Here they are: […]


A Beginner’s Guide to Head Lice Pesticide Treatments

I have a favorite comparison: When we fight cancer, we use chemotherapy because the poison is better than the cancer. When we fight lice, using poison makes no sense because methods far less toxic can do the job even better. This week I treated a young client who was exposed to a […]