Facts and Fiction about Super Lice

 

You’ve probably seen stories in the news about the spread of Super Lice. Lice that have mutated to become resistant to the most common over-the-counter treatments are now present in 48 states. In order to prevent Super Lice from hitting your family, it’s important to know the facts and best treatment options.

FACT:

A recent study shows 99% of head lice have developed a genetic mutation allowing them to resist over-the-counter lice shampoos and prescription chemical OTC lice treatments don't worktreatments.

FACT:

Lice shampoos like Rid and Nix are not only less effective, they are not ovicidal. That means they only kill live lice, and have no affect on lice eggs. Each egg must be combed out manually with a lice comb.

FACT:

Head lice have a life cycle of 21 days. If a single egg is missed during a comb out, your child can experience persistent head lice for months. Parents using shampoos and combs assume they have the problem under control while a few left behind eggs develop into live bugs.

FACT:

Effective head lice eradication involves physically killing lice and eggs rather than using chemicals. Head lice cannot become resistant to a physical method of eradication.

FACT:

Anyone can get head lice and they actually prefer their hosts be clean.

Pediatric Hair Solutions offers the most successful head lice treatment method using a non-toxic solution in combination with a heated air device.

Head lice cannot become resistant to this method because it physically dehydrates lice and eggs, rather than using chemicals. Many families we treat have spent months and hundreds of dollars using lice shampoos and combs without success. Get rid of lice the first time! Call Pediatric Hair Solutions today.

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