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Beaverton company offers head lice checks

Lice Knowing You offers Friday and Saturday screenings


Just in time for back-to-school, Lice Knowing You, Oregon’s premier head-lice removal company, is offering free wet-head lice checks at both Beaverton and Portland clinics from noon to 4 p.m. on Friday.

Additionally, on Saturday, the Beaverton clinic also will offer the free head checks from 9 a.m. to noon. Appointments are required and may be made by calling 503-574-ITCH (4824) or 503-239-LICE (5423).

Lice Knowing You is located in Beaverton at 8225 S.W. Cirrus Drive, and in Portland at 1125 S.E. Madison St., Suite 200.

In addition to head checks, customers who visit the salon will receive 10 percent discounts on lice prevention products.

“September is Lice Awareness Month, and we want to help educate families about a topic that is often embarrassing to discuss,” said Nancy Gordon, owner of Lice Knowing You. “Wet-head lice checks are the only effective way to determine if someone has head lice.”

According to Gordon, studies have shown that wet-head lice checks are 95 percent accurate in determining a head lice infestation compared to 29 percent accuracy using a visual, spot check. She suggests families perform weekly wet-head lice checks.

It’s hard to imagine, she said, but every year more than 12 million children in the United States are affected with head lice. The bottom line is never share hair accessories or hats, helmets, sweatshirts, etc. Children should not hang coats next to each other or place coats in piles. If possible, have children wear long hair in braids or pony-tails, and keep boys’ hair short.

Head-to-head contact is the most common way head lice are passed.




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