Lice — a four-letter word no mom wants to hear in her house. Unfortunately, you could take every precaution and still find the creepy crawlers in your child's hair. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, about 6 to 12 million infections occur each year among children ages 3 to 11. When this happens, parents are faced with two choices: fix the problem themselves or bring their child to a pro. While DIY solutions cost less, many moms are finding the professional treatments — starting around $85 and inching up to $300 — are worth the money.
A recent post on Today.com featured two parents who found that going to the pros was not only more time-efficient but more effective over all. According to the owner of one of the delousing centers, "My goal all along was to be able to teach people to treat it by themselves. If you understand the whole process, then you can handle it yourself."
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