Local shops offer remedies for the lice invasion

Local shops offer remedies for the lice invasion
Local shops offer remedies for the lice invasion

Local shops offer remedies for the lice invasion

This long cold winter is taking its toll on many aspects of our lives—and lice infestations seem to be one of them. Lice warning notices have been sent home on a weekly basis in some Chicago area schools, leaving many parents and kids scratching their heads about what to do. Carrie Matej is the owner of two lice removal services in Lakeview and Wheeling and she reports record numbers of cases coming into her treatment centers this winter. She talks about why this has been such a bad year, some of the different treatments out there and common mistakes and perceptions about dealing with lice. Photo: Flickr/joeffreymads