Our children have settled into their new school year (yay for making it through the long, hot summer), but now we have to worry about all sorts of germs and the possibility of our kids being exposed to head lice. Yikes!
With September being National Head Lice Awareness Month, super lice are a hot topic of conversation and concern among the parents and school staff. Here is all you need to know before your child comes home from school with the dreaded lice note.
What are Super Lice?
Super lice are not super-sized versions of head lice nor are they a different breed of head lice. Much like some strains of bacteria have become resistant to commonly used antibiotics, super lice are the offspring of generations of head lice which, with overexposure to the active ingredients in many pesticidal head lice treatments, naturally developed a resistance to the chemicals. Super lice are not distinguishable from other head lice (other than their blue tights and red cape) except they’re the ones still kicking after an over-the-counter (OTC) or prescription treatment.
Lice Happens, the leading head lice treatment company serving the greater Phoenix Metropolitan area, discovered that live lice often remained in the hair of clients they were about to treat even after the client had repeatedly used pesticidal OTC and/or prescription head lice treatment products formulated to kill the bugs. “Removing live bugs that were unaffected by the active ingredients in these products became the norm,” stated Mary Jane Eckert, RN, Lice Happens co-founder.
The good news is that pesticides are not necessary to defeat normal lice or super lice. Since head lice are not able to survive off the human head, the trick is to kill by removal. Manual removal doesn’t require knowing which lice are super and which are not. “A louse off the head is doomed.” As summed up by Lice Happens co-founder Nancy Fields, “thorough manual combing by licensed professionals is the safest, most effective and efficient approach to defeating lice and super lice.”
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