Parents who have dealt with head lice can sympathize that it is a very stressful situation. Imagine the feeling of realizing a few weeks after you’ve dealt with it, that you didn’t really get rid of it! Some parents come to us admitting they’ve tried four or five times on their own to eliminate head lice from their home, only to find it again. How infuriating! Lice Clinics of America can help you be rid of head lice once and for all. We deal with head lice every day and understand the headache it can cause to a household.
Here are a few common reasons we see why head lice may quite literally keep coming back to bite you:
- Shampoos and treatments from the store do NOT work. Over the years the active ingredient in mainstream head lice shampoos, pyrethrin, has become ineffective against head lice. The product itself does not even claim to kill lice eggs, or nits that will hatch after 7-9 days and a whole new set of head lice will be there to bother you. Shampoos like this have been overused for generations, causing head lice to develop a tolerance for it. It simply does not kill them or their eggs anymore. In fact, they can be dangerous if an overzealous parent misuses the product in an attempt to eliminate head lice. The National Pesticide Information Center states that children have suffered burns, blurry vision, itching, and inhalation problems from overuse of these products.
- Home remedies are not a proven route against head lice. Many bloggers or online websites will claim that home methods, all natural products or old wives tales are the way to go. We understand that these things like mayonnaise, kerosene, essential oils, or vaseline are just not proven methods of destroying head lice. We also recommend that you never use plastic wrap on your child’s head or kerosene to rid yourself or a child of head lice. Even if a product were to suffocate the adult head lice on a scalp, the nits or lice eggs would still be able to hatch. These methods will just not help you in the long run.
- Kids can pass head lice along to anyone in their household. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children ages 3-10 are most likely to catch head lice. Often when dealing with a child that has head lice, parents can overlook the fact that others in the household may have also caught head lice. Parents, older kids, grandparents or teens are all at risk of catching head lice when a child living in that house has a problem with it. Head lice are most often passed along through direct head to head contact. Hugging a child, sitting near a child, reading a book, watching television, sharing a couch, or a hairbrush are all scenarios when it could easily be transferred to others living together. Make sure that all family members are checked for head lice before assuming the problem is gone.
Now what should I do?
Lice Clinics of America offers head lice checks for your whole family at our local Ft. Wayne clinic. We can help you diagnose if there is a problem and offer you the latest, most effective technology available in ridding your family of head lice in a single treatment. The AirAllé® medical device is our preferred treatment option that guarantees to be over 99% effective in a single treatment. We have helped thousands of people end their head lice problem. Contact us today so we can help you!