With all the things we hear about and read about now we have to learn about SUPER LICE. Add it to the super sized list of things that we can worry about. Right after super cell storms and super strains of the flu. So what is a super lice, how did it become super and what do we do about it??? Here are the answers:
What is super lice?
The Journal of Medical Entomology a publication of the Entomological Society of America shows that lice are becoming increasingly difficult to remove. Over time the little guys(and girls) have become unresponsive to to over the counter lice treatments. As a result they are becoming super lice and spreading more quickly then health experts originally feared.
How did this happen?
The study that was conducted at the University of Mass Amherst looked at the genes of lice from 32 sites in the US and Canada. What they found was the bugs have become genetically resistant to the chemicals that are the base of the over the counter remedies. How did this happen?? When the over the counter treatments are used incorrectly the lice can not only survive but they become stronger!! These stronger bugs go from head to head and as time goes on they become completely resistant. The same thing will happen with the RX one can get from their doctor, over time they will become resistant.
In a recent Harris Poll of 2,000 U.S. mothers, about one-third said they were able to treat their child’s lice with just one application of a OTC product. Sixty-eight percent reported that treatment required two or more applications or that no OTC treatment resolved.
So what are you to do if your child comes home with lice??
Don’t panic! Super or not you can get rid of these little guys (and girls). Lice Clinics of America-Ft.Wayne is a Science-Based Lice Removal Company that is 100% equipped to deal with Super Lice!! LCA -FW is the exclusive provider of the Revolutionary AirAlle’ Head Lice Machine which provides a single treatment that does not require follow up visits or rechecks. Clinical studies have shown that the AirAlle’ device which uses only controlled heated air (no chemicals) provides a very safe, fast and highly effective way to kill all stages of head lice, lice eggs and SUPER LICE.