Lice Clinics of America® Honors Teachers and School Nurses
Free Lice Screenings for Teachers and Nurses in Utah
May 7-11 is Teacher Appreciation Week and Nurse Appreciation Week. To support teachers and school nurses in Utah, Lice Clinics of America in Salt Lake City and Murray offer free head lice screenings for teachers and school nurses year-round.
“Teachers and school nurses are often on the front lines of educational, social, and health challenges that families face,” said Ken Albrechtsen owner of Lice Clinics of America’s Salt Lake City location. “They’re often the ones that have to bear the uncomfortable news to a family that a child has head lice, which can be very stressful for everyone involved, so we want to make that a little easier.”
Lice Can Be Tricky
Studies have shown that head lice are often misdiagnosed, and a professional head lice screening can be an invaluable first step in confronting the situation. Also, many parents don’t initially want to believe their children have head lice. A professional screening can answer both questions.
“It’s important that families know that it’s actually head lice that are found in children’s hair before undergoing treatment,” Amy Preston, manager of the Murray clinic, said. “Our certified technicians are experts and can quickly determine if dandruff or dry skin have mistakenly been identified as lice—much to the relief of everyone.”
How Much Do Screenings Cost?
Head lice screenings at Lice Clinics of America in Murray and Salt Lake City cost $20, but in appreciation of all our teachers and school nurses do, we offer free screenings for them.
I Have Lice – Now What?
If head lice are found, don’t worry. Treatment can usually be performed on the spot using our revolutionary technology. Clients leave the clinic lice-free. The AirAllé Device is an FDA-cleared Class I medical device clinically proven to kill live lice and more than 99 percent of eggs (nits) in a single treatment that usually takes about an hour.
Head lice have become more difficult to treat in recent years as lice have developed a resistance to the pesticides used in most over-the-counter lice products. A 2016 study published in the Journal of Medical Entomology found that 98 percent of lice in most states are now immune to the active ingredients in these products. “Most of the people that come to our clinic have already tried and failed to get rid of lice with over-the-counter products,” Jennifer Jackenthal, at the national headquarters for Lice Clinics of America in Murray said. “Many have been struggling with head lice for months, and they are so relieved to know that we have a fast, safe, guaranteed solution.”
Lice Clinics Of America’s System
The AirAllé was developed by researchers at the University of Utah. It works by applying carefully controlled warm air to the scalp and hair to dehydrate lice and eggs. There are no pesticides or toxins used during our treatment process.
Head lice treatment using the AirAllé medical device is available exclusively at Lice Clinics of America professional lice treatment centers. With more than 300 clinics in 33 countries, Lice Clinics of America is the largest and fastest-growing network of professional lice clinics in the world. Close to 950,000 cases of head lice have been successfully treated using the AirAllé device, with a success rate better than 99 percent
Our clinics also offers pesticide free home lice treatment and prevention products. For more information visit LiceClinicsUtah.com