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Lice Clinics of America Hawaii Expands from Maui to Oahu to Treat Students with Head Lice

Clinic provides guaranteed, one-and-done treatments using FDA-cleared medical device that leave families uku-free in one hour.

Honolulu, Hawaii, Nov. 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Head lice infamously cause stress, disgust and embarrassment for millions of parents whose kids get infested each year. Hawaii’s decision to end its “no nit” lice policy and allow students with head lice to remain in school while being treated is causing more families to seek a fast, safe, effective solution.

Hawaii may be paradise but it has one problem common to most U.S. states—head lice. Called “ukus” in Hawaiian, lice infestations are on the rise due to the decline in effectiveness of over-the-counter lice products. A 2016 study published in the Journal of Medical Entomology found that 98 percent of head lice in 48 states (including Hawaii) are now resistant to the active ingredients in drugstore lice products.

Lice Clinics of America – Hawaii, ( has been providing Maui residents with screening, diagnosis and treatment options for ukus for more than a year. All clinics are staffed by certified operators of the AirAllé device, an FDA-cleared medical device clinically proven to kill live lice and more than 99 percent of eggs (nits) using controlled heated air in about an hour.

Clinic owner Barrie Desmond learned about the challenge of dealing ukus the way most parents do, when her daughter came home from summer camp with head lice. “When my daughter came home with lice at summer camp, it was a nightmare,” Barrie said. “I knew there had to be a better way – and that is when I discovered Lice Clinics of America. We have been in business on Maui for one year – and are so excited to open our second location on Oahu.”

There has been a lot of media attention due to the state Department of Education changing its policy to allow children with lice to stay in school,” Barrie said. “Many parents are unhappy with the decision.  But now they have a fast, safe, guaranteed solution available on Maui and Oahu.”

The Oahu clinic is located 250 Ward Avenue Suite 209 in Honolulu, and is open seven days per week by appointment. AirAllé treatments take about an hour, and come with a 30-day guarantee when all family members are treated or screened for head lice.

With more than 300 clinics in 34 countries, Lice Clinics of America ( is the largest network of professional head-lice-treatment centers in the world. Lice Clinics of America and AirAllé ( are brands owned by Larada Sciences, Inc., which is headquartered in Murray, Utah.

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