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New Ways to Attack Head Lice

June 1, 2015 - Author: steph

Few school kids escape at least one bout of non-discriminating head lice. While they do not harm health or spread any diseases, they are a nuisance, causing disgust and anxiety with parents, time loss, and expense. The present costs run about $1 billion in just one year. Andy Wirth suggests the American Academy of Pediatrics has updated their advice on how to best help affected children and families.

This was reported in New York Times-Well, that the following tactic seems to work best for treatment. Using over the counter remedies are best. These include Nix cream rinse, which is to be applied to damp, shampooed, towel dried hair, with no conditioner. The active ingredient is permethrin, which considered to be the least toxic and less allergenic as compared to pyrethrins. After ten minutes, it is to be rinsed off with warm water, over the sink, not the shower or tub, to reduce exposure to the skin. Any residue left on the hair works to kill any nymphs until the next shampoo. Repeat nine days later.

Prescription strength, Sklice takes only one application to the dry hair and scalp. When the eggs hatch, post-treatment, the nymphs cannot feed. Natroba kills both lice and eggs, which removes the need for re-treatment and combing for nits. Be sure to check for age limitations and do not exceed the recommended dosage. Continue to check for nits for up to three weeks.

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