Before you decide to run to the local drugstore to pick up an over-the-counter (OTC) head lice treatment, take a moment to consider your options. While several OTC treatments have received promotion by some, they are ultimately not effective for treating head lice. With over 20 years of experience as healthcare professionals and five years as head lice experts, we have seen first-hand the non-effectiveness of OTC head lice treatments.
OTC lice treatment shampoos are only targeted to kill adult and adolescent nymph lice, leaving out nits and young nymphs. Over time, they develop an ability to resist specific chemicals, making the use of such chemicals completely useless for treating head lice. Additionally, these pesticides for head lice have always been unable to kill nits or less reliably kill young nymph lice. What these chemically-based OTC treatments leave you with is the potential for harmful side-effects, nits left behind that will hatch and cause more trouble, and, of course, an unnecessary expenditure.
Several studies and the experience of families we see every day are telling us how resilient head lice are becoming to the chemicals used in OTC lice treatments. This resistance is typical of any insect being targeted by pesticides, and it is common in agriculture. There is simply no point in putting your loved ones through a chemical lice treatment when the results are sub-par and harmful side-effects a likely possibility.
Even OTC treatments that suffocate the lice instead of using a chemical to kill them are not very effective. Lice are incredibly versatile in dealing with surrounding elements and can withstand being submerged in water or any other suffocating item for several hours. Even if you cover your head in an OTC smothering treatment or a DIY treatment overnight, there is a possibility that the head lice, especially the nits, were able to survive. Who wants to take that chance?
Effective Lice Treatment
At Pediatric Hair Solutions, we have a complete treatment that is 100% safe and effective for the whole family. There is no messing with harmful chemicals or greasy solutions here. We use a heated air medical device along with our carefully developed, all-natural products for a full treatment you can trust. Additionally, when you come to one of our clinics you can rest assured that your lice treatment is in the hands of trained professionals. We’re here to make getting rid of lice as quick and painless as possible!