New Head Lice Treatment for the new strain of head lice!
Praise the Lord! There is a new head lice treatment on the block that claims to get rid of the little head lice beasts with a treatment that takes between 30 minutes to an hour or so . . . AND without the need to slather on all sorts of toxic chemicals! A new head lice treatment device that looks like a cross between a hair dryer and a vacuum is being used at specialty hair salons and homes across the country as a most effective head lice treatment!
ABC’s Nightline ran this piece last night entitled, “Beware of the Superlice.” It’s a creepy, crawly subject that gives just about everyone a touch of the heebie-jeebies’, especially now with all the little ones heading back-to-school!“New Head Lice Treatment” Superlice refers to the same head lice that have been around forever, only these little buggers, that don’t discriminate, seem to have built up a resistance to the chemical treatments we’ve been using for years. These OTC treatments and antibiotics can take weeks to administer without taking care of the problem. To hear from your school or hairdresser that your child has head lice is pretty devastating news for any parent and has meant countless hours of added work, frustration and lost school time.
Head Lice TreatmentThe LouseBuster is a machine that blows warm air through an air hose that has a diffuser-like hand piece on the end. “The LouseBuster is particularly effective because it kills louse eggs, which chemical treatments have never done very well,” said Dale Clayton, a University of Utah biologist who led the research and co-invented the machine. “It also kills hatched lice well enough to eliminate entire infestations.”
The machine was tested on 169 infested children with a reported 80% kill rate that prevented remaining lice from breeding. With this head lice treatment virtually all were cured when examined one week later, reported the National Pediculosis Association (NPA).
There are now specialty hair salons and services across the country that are specifically for the purpose of head lice treatment and they are using the LouseBuster as the means for head lice treatment. A service in my area, Ladibugs, is run by two Moms, nurses, who decided the business of head lice treatment via the LouseBuster was a worthy business to get into. They go into homes to do treatments and also help educate parents on what they need to do to rid the home of head lice and their eggs.
The cost of this type of head lice treatment varies but seems to land somewhere between $200. – $500. The higher cost may well be worth it for quick, effective results sans the use of toxic chemicals.One very promising bit of information shared from the makers of the LouseBuster was that head lice cannot live off-scalp for more than 24 hours. So you shouldn’t have the worry about reinfestation from somewhere in your home after this head lice treatment and initial precautions.
The NPA, celebrates its 25th National Head Lice Prevention Campaign for back-to-school 2010 – 2011. Besides backing the LouseBuster, and a cheaper but effective method using the LiceMeister comb, they say parents need to be attentive to checking their children for head lice. Their advice, “Comb out the lice and nits when there are fewer of them and before the task becomes unnecessarily challenging.”
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