How to Get Rid of Lice ... Naturally

"When you reach the end of your rope,tie a knot and hang on."-Thomas JeffersonA few Sundays ago, I went to urgent care. Nothing major, but my head was insanely itchy and I had an equally itchy rash on the back of my neck....more

Lice Lessons

By Vanessa SchenckI think it’s safe to say that most of you reading this have an iPhone. So, you know exactly what I’m talking about when I say the word, “auto-correct.”...more

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Louse

IA boy and a girl go to the doctor for their annual wellness exams.A boy and a girl are well.A mother mentions the boy's dandruff.The mother leaves the doctor with the boy, the girl, a Web MD print off about lice, and panic. IIThe drugstore has shelves and shelves of shampoos, conditioner, serums, and dyes.The drugstore has a colorful display of combs and brushes and hair elastics and headbands.The mother cannot find the lice treatment and must ask the pharmacist....more
@Bourbon Girl Thanks so much for the tip.  Wish I had read it before my daughter had a new case ...more

What is the most contagious STD?

I was quite shocked that crabs (AKA pubic lice) is as prevalent as it is. But in the past week I have been asked about it three different times from people all over the US, which made me think that this topic needed a little discussion related to what crabs are, how you get them, and how to treat them.  I wasn’t sure how prevalent they are, but they are clearly around, and infections are on the rise....more