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Dangerous Home Lice Remedies

Home remedies for head lice have a kind of folksy appeal—using mayonnaise, olive oil, tea tree oil—seem at first blush to be benign at worst. There are also recommendations you can find for kerosene or gasoline these are just a few examples of dangerous home lice remedies! Don’t Get Burned The reality is that none

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Worried about super lice? Don’t be.

You may have heard the reports about so-called super lice. Researchers have found that most head lice are now resistant to the pyrethroid family of insecticides used in drugstore lice products. The most recent study, published in March 2016 by the Journal of Medical Entomology, found pyrethroid-resistant lice in 42 of the 48 states tested

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Are Selfies Spreading Lice Among Teens?

  According to an article in the New York Daily News, the popularity of  “selfie” photos is having an unintended consequence: a rise in cases of head lice among teens.   “People are doing selfies like every day, as opposed to going to photo booths years and years ago. So you’re probably having much more

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Medical Device Treatment For Lice

According the section 201(h) of the FDA’s Federal Food Drug & Cosmetic (FD&C), a medical device is: “An instrument, apparatus, implement, machine, contrivance, implant, in vitro reagent, or other similar or related article, including a component part, or accessory which is: Recognized in the official National Formulary, or the United States Pharmacopoeia, or any supplement

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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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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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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 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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