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Author archives: Jessica Eddowes

Jun

29

The Latest Lice Treatment Backed By Science

If your child is diagnosed with head lice, you have several treatment options. First you can go to the drug store and purchase a lice-removal product. This is the most common response and the one typically recommended by school officials and medical professionals. However, recent studies have shown that the majority of head lice in

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Jun

23

June 23 , 2016 | Posted by Jessica Eddowes |

Is there a proven medical treatment for head lice? Yes!

For parents dealing with head lice, the idea of a scientifically proven, medically sound approach to head-lice removal is a welcome development, especially if it works fast! Finally there is such a device—the clinically proven, FDA-cleared AirAllé lice-treatment medical device. The AirAllé device was developed by researchers at the University of Utah. The team was

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Jun

15

June 15 , 2016 | Posted by Jessica Eddowes |

Use Science to Kill Head Lice, Not Wishful Thinking

Most parents simply aren’t prepared for a head-lice outbreak in their home. It is almost never expected. Most rush to the Internet to search for solutions. Unfortunately, the Internet isn’t always much help. What you find when you search for head-lice remedies is a confusing, frustrating mix of well-meaning advice and untested recommendations. You’ll find

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Jun

9

Can Mayonnaise Kill Head Lice?

  If you search online for remedies to eliminate head lice, you’ll find all sorts of products and recommendations—from traditional lice remedies available at drug stores, to online-only alternative products, to home remedies using common household products. One of the most commonly recommended household products is mayonnaise. That’s right. Some parents suggest spreading your favorite

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May

25

May 25 , 2016 | Posted by Jessica Eddowes |

Nothing Super about Super Lice

“Super lice” is an often-used and mostly misunderstood term. The most often refers to head lice that have become resistant to the most common over-the-counter lice-removal products on drug store shelves in the United States. Recent studies confirming this phenomenon have cause a media frenzy of sorts, and the term super lice has become a

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May

18

May 18 , 2016 | Posted by Jessica Eddowes |

How to Fight Super Lice

A 2015 study reported that most head lice found in North America now carry a gene mutation that makes them resistant to standard over-the-counter lice-removal products. They are called super lice, and evidence suggests they are pretty much everywhere. Kyong Yoon, Ph.D., a researcher at Southern Illinois University, presented his team’s findings at the 250th National

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May

10

May 10 , 2016 | Posted by Jessica Eddowes |

Why Head Lice Products Don't Work

When a child has head lice, most parents go into emergency mode. Due to a potent combination of fear and embarrassment, parents want to get rid of the lice as quickly as possible. So they race to the drug store and grab an over-the-counter (OTC) lice-removal product and rush home to use it. There are

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May

4

May 4 , 2016 | Posted by Jessica Eddowes |

Super Lice Meet Their Match

So-called “super lice” have met their match, according to researchers at the University of Utah. Super lice is a term the mass media has adopted to refer to head lice that have developed resistance to the pesticides used in the most popular over-the-counter (OTC) lice treatment products. The products use a class of pesticides called

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Apr

29

April 29 , 2016 | Posted by Jessica Eddowes |

OTC Lice Treatments Are Outdated

  If you’re like most parents, when your child comes home with head lice you’ll run to the drugstore to get lice-treatment medication. There on the shelf you’ll see mostly the same products that have been around for decades. A 1999 study found that head lice were developing resistance to the active ingredients in over-the-counter

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Apr

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April 27 , 2016 | Posted by Jessica Eddowes |

History of Lice Treatment Technology

Head lice in their current form have been afflicting humans for some 100,000 years, according to most experts. Historians are divided a bit on how and why the technology to combat head lice has evolved. Some have argued that humans accepted head lice for millennia as a fact of life—especially in cultures where bathing was

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