Head Lice To Dead Lice

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Macmillan, Nov 15, 1999 - Health & Fitness - 256 pages
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A terrific treatment plan for a lousy problem.

The head-count on lice infestations is growing each year, yet head lice have become resistant little buggers, immune to many of the traditional treatments. So how can you treat a child's head lice infestation while keeping your home, your own head, and your child's self-esteem intact? Now there's an answer for the millions of families plagued by persistent lice. Based on their award-winning, acclaimed video, Joan Sawyer and Roberta MacPhee-- otherwise known as the "Lice Ladies"-- present panicked parents with a safe, effective five-step treatment plan to end stubborn cases of head lice once and for all. In an informal, easy-to-read, and often humorous voice, the Lice Ladies offer help for families bugged by lice, including:

* Bug Off! Their famous "Head Lice to Dead Lice" plan for treatment and prevention of head lice infestations
* An itchy subject: the social, emotional, and legal issues associated with head lice
* Lice through the ages: a history of lice and their treatments, including chemicals, oils, and folk remedies
* Nitpicking: how to effectively check for, comb through, and pick out lice
* Housekeeping: how to keep your home lice-free (without becoming obsessive-compulsive)
* Other essential tips on what parents, kids, and schools can do to banish and prevent head lice, including a helpful resource list of doctors, organizations, public health departments, websites, and more.
 

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Contents

How to Use this Book
1
The PVP Housecleaning Method
81
The FiveStep
89
School Day Care and Community
109
Keep Those Creatures
127
Frequently Asked Questions
163
In Conclusion
169
The Dead Lice Ditty
175
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About the author (1999)

Joan Sawyer spent many years producing award-winning educational documentaries for health care professionals and consumers, tackling a variety of challenging subjects. Her film, Code Grey, about the ethical dilemmas faced by nurses, won her an Academy Award nomination. Along with fellow author Roberta MacPhee, Joan currently runs Sawyer Mac Productions and the American Head Lice Information and Resource Center based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Joan is the mother of two daughters and wife of twenty-six years to Timothy Sawyer, an actor and voice talent. She received her B.A. in Broadcasting and Film from Boston University and a graduate degree from Harvard University. Most of all, Joan believes that when life hands you lemons, make lemonade, or make a movie and/or write a book about it.

Roberta MacPhee is an award-winning writer and producer of educational media. She has developed public service programming in the areas of health, highway safety, environmental protection, violence prevention and fire safety. A co-author of Just the Facts: A Guide to Teenage Health, Roberta also spent several years developing communications programs for learning disabled adolescents. She received a B.A. in History and an M.S. in Language Pathology from Boston University. Her media work has been honored by the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services and the National Educational Film Festival, among others. Roberta is a mother to a lice-free ten-year-old, wife to environmental consultant, Neil, and like her partner Joan, believes that life's lemons make for great stories.

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