Research

Super-lice becoming resistant to common over-the-counter treatments

                                                                                                             Lice Study 

Did you know pediculosis (head lice) is the second most common communicable disease in elementary school children? At Pediatric Hair Solutions, we believe in applying scientific research to our treatments in an effort to guarantee effective lice eradication.

A recent study found that lice in at least 42 states have developed resistance to over-the-counter chemical treatments. The study was published in the Journal of Medical Entomology. 

The findings mean many of the popular over-the-counter treatment options aren’t working to kill the lice because they have mutated to become resistant.

The treatment process used at Pediatric Hair Solutions solves this problem. We use a medical device that uses heated air to dehydrate lice and their eggs. Our process also includes the application of a chemical-free treatment solution.

Because our treatment does not use chemicals, it is not possible for lice to become resistant, a contributing factor in our 100% success rate.

Abstract presented to the St. Jude/Pediatric Infectious Disease Research Conference

 

Lice study abstract

The Medical Director of Pediatric Hair Solutions, Dr. John E. Fassler, MD, presented research to the Pediatric Infectious Disease Research Conference, demonstrating the effectiveness of our treatment process.

The abstract presented was based on a study of 281 patients using Pediatric Hair Solution’s three-step treatment process, including pre and post treatment.

The study concluded that there were no documented primary treatment failures using an FDA-cleared heated air device in conjunction with safe, non-toxic treatment solutions.