There are many times that parents come in to the clinic for the first time, having never dealt with, or even seen head lice. Of those that are facing head lice treatments for the first (and hopefully only) time, some of the parents and kids want to see the lice, while others have no interest in what they look like. In our head lice treatment clinic, we always have microscopes available, so that if parents or kids are interested in learning more about what is invading their scalps, they have plenty of opportunity to do so.
A sister clinic of ours, www.liceclinicsgilroy.com, recently shared an interesting video of a louse they pulled off of a client. This video catches an adult female louse walking beneath the lens of the microscope. It’s eery how much it looks like a scary horror scene, or as one 6 year old commented, a close up look of an “alien on the moon”! lol. If you can stomach it, take a look at this short head lice video!