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According to Lice Clinics Australia, up to 30 % of all Primary school-age kids in Australia get Head Lice at least Once year. Professional Clinic uses specialise machines which dehydrate and kill super lice. University of SA Associate Professor Craig Williams says over-counter chemical treatments, such as Malathion, Permethrin and Pyrethrin, have lost their potency. Super Lice would be name we would give to lice that have become resistant to some of treatments to kill them, he say. From salon chains, including Lice Clinics Australia, No More Nits and Halo Clinic, to mobile service providers like No Nits Now and Nit Free Hair, there are plenty of options available for parents seeking professionals to help to nip problem of nits. It may be hard to believe but Head Lice have been around thousands of years before your child went to preschool. These small blood sucking insects, that average around 2 to 4 mm, can cause parents of small children a great deal of grief, but if you know what to look for and how to treat them, it can be a mild hurdle that hopefully doesnt have to be crossed too often. Head lice vary in colour, from whitish-brown to reddish-brown, and surprisingly, only survive on humans. Despite the common misconception that Head Lice can fly, they are actually wingless insects and do not even have the capacity to jump from Head to Head. Transmission of Head Lice can only be made by Head to Head contact as they can only crawl. Lice actually like to live on the hair itself and only migrate to scalps to feed, so many head lice do not cause itches, which means that it takes careful inspection to find them. Louse eggs lie just over a centimetre from the scalp and are about the size of a pin head and are oval in shape. Live egg will actually make popping noise when squashed by fingernails and hatch eggs look like empty shells. Eggs-or nits-hatch in 7-10 days, and one female louse can lay 150-300 eggs, so it doesnt take long for a few random lice to become couple of hundred. Before you run for clippers and inflict a lifetime of therapy on your child, remember that anyone with even a short length of hair can get Head Lice. The first STEP in any parents ' war against Head Lice is detection. STEP 1: Starting with dry hair gently Comb through any conditioner, detangling any knots so you can get a smooth stroke from root to tip. This technique with conditioner actually stuns lice and makes it hard for them to grip onto hair. STEP 2: Using a small tooth comb, brush sections of hair gently from roots to ends. STEP 3: Wipe conditioner from Comb onto paper towel or tissue. STEP 4: Look at tissue and on comb for lice and eggs.

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Symptoms of super lice

Is it a train? No. It Super Lice! Unfortunately, not coming to save day. I sure you are picturing bugs with little capes, but unfortunately, Super Lice dont look any different than regular lice. Super Lice are head lice that have grown resistant to traditional pesticide-base h ead lice treatments such as Nix and Rid. In fact, super arise because so many people use products like these. Products like these kill somewhere around 99 % of lice, which is great most of the time. But when that 1 % survives, they multiply and create more lice that are unaffected by commercial lice pesticides. In a two-year study conducted by the University of Massachusetts from 2013-2015, 98 % of lice collected in 48 states were shown to be resistant to pesticides, thus coining the term Super Lice.

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Protect Your Family

Once your child comes home with a confirmed case of head lice, take steps to prevent lice from spreading to other family members. Avoid hugging or other close contact. Check other kids and adults in your household for head lice. Often, by the time you get a call from the school nurse, your child has had head lice for a while. Your whole family may need to be treated to prevent reinfestation. Washing hats, pillow cases and similar items that touch head in hot water may help contain head lice. However, disinfecting your entire house is not necessary, as transmission of head lice from inanimate objects is rare, Dr. Cohen say.

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The Tools You'll Need

With children back in school for fall, its prime time for Head Lice. Parents may be especially wary this year, considering recent news about so-call super Lice. According to new research, Washington is one of at least 25 States where Head Lice have developed resistance to pesticides in common over-counter shampoos or rinses such as Rid or Nix. But this is not a huge cause for concern, local doctors say. Your childs pediatrician can prescribe medications that are more effective at treating drug-resistant Head Lice. Plus, lice do spread disease theyre just annoyance, say Bruce Oriel, MD, pediatrician at Mary Bridge Pediatrics Union Avenue. It is a benign condition, says Dr. Oriel. If you want to talk about what is going to harm your child, this is at the bottom of the list. Lice is nothing more than a nuisance. Prescription medications to get rid of drug-resistant head lice are similar to over-counter products and come in the same form: cream rinse or shampoos. The problem with over-counter products, Dr. Oriel say, is that weve overexpose lice to them, allowing them to develop resistance. Like anything else, more you expose them to medications, more theyre going to mutate, he say. Head lice are parasitic insects that can take up residence on the head, eyebrows or eyelashes of people. Theyre spread by direct Head-to-Head contact with another person who has lice, not from pets or lack of cleanliness. Lice carry with it such a stigma, Dr. Oriel say. But it affects every class of people. Estimate six to 12 million head lice infestations occur each year in the United States among children 3 to 11 years of age, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Common symptoms include itchiness, scratching and sores on the head caused by scratching. Irritability and difficulty sleeping may occur, too. Take a closer look behind ears and at the base of the scalp. Lice live near scalp, so they wont be found at the ends of the hair. Try to brush away what you find with your hand. If it easily detach, it is not lice. Nits cement themselves to Hair shaft. If it is difficult to remove, it may be lice. You can always have your childs pediatrician take a look if youre unsure, Dr. Oriel say. But if youre certain, you have a few options: try over-counter shampoo or rinse such as Nix or Rid. Be sure to follow instructions carefully and administer the second treatment after about 9 days. The second dose will kill any nits that have hatched since first treatment. If youre are hesitant to use product with pesticides, remove lice and nits manually with Nit Comb. Tip: Apply vinegar to the scalp first to slow lice down. Remember to check the heads of other family members, especially siblings sharing bed.

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The Rise of Super Lice

In case battling lice infestations wasnt enough of headache, now lice are fighting back. Super Lice, evolve form of lice resistant to pesticides, have turned leading over-counter lice treatments into nothing more than a waste of time. Pesticide solutions are now only effective 30 % of the time. Over the last 20 years, pesticide-base lice treatments have become less and less effective on lice, leading to a surge in Super Lice breakouts across the United States. These Super Lice have spread to 48 States in just five years! A recent US study found that up to three-quarters of all lice can now be classified as Super Lice. Over-exposure to insecticides has helped them to build up high tolerance for pesticide treatments such as those containing an active ingredient, permethrin. This and other pyrethroids have been the most common treatment regime for decades now. These represent a persistent problem for parents, who are left trying to find other effective lice treatments. To the frustration of many, they can be stuck with infestation for much longer than theyd hop as they try different treatments.

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Head lice medicines

Permethrin lotion (1%)Available without a prescription Apply to shampood and towel-dried hair; then rinse off after 10 minutes Kills lice; does not kill lice eggs Retreatment is recommended between days 9 and 10 if live lice are seen Approved for use in children 2 months and olderNix
Pyrethrin-based product (shampoo or hair mousse)Available without a prescription. Apply to dry hair and rinse off after 10 minutes. Kills lice; does not kill lice eggs. Retreatment is recommended between days 9 and 10 if live lice are seen. Approved for use in children 2 years and older. Should not be used in people who are allergic to chrysanthemums.RID A-200 Pronto, RC, Triple X, Licide
Malathion lotion (0.5%)Prescription needed. Apply to dry hair and rinse off after 8-12 hours. Kills lice and lice eggs. A second treatment is recommended in 7-9 days if live lice are seen. Approved for use in children 6 years or older. Not recommended for children younger than 24 months. Flammable; may cause chemical burns.Ovide
Benzyl alcohol lotion (5%)Prescription needed. Apply to dry hair and rinse off after 10 minutes. Repeat in 9-10 days. Kills lice; does not kill lice eggs. Contains no neurotoxic pesticide. Approved for use in infants and children 6 months and older. Not recommended for infants younger than 6 months.Ulesfia
Spinosad topical suspension (0.9%)Prescription needed. Apply to dry hair and rinse off after 10 minutes. Kills lice and lice eggs. A second treatment is recommended in 7 days if live lice are seen. Approved for use in infants and children 6 months and older. Not recommended for infants younger than 6 months.Natroba
Ivermectin lotion (0.5%)No prescription needed Apply to dry hair and rinse off after 10 minutes. Kills lice; does not kill lice eggs. However, may prevent newly hatched lice from living. Only 1 application is needed. Approved for use in infants and children 6 months and older. Not recommended for infants younger than 6 months.Sklice

The Comb-out method can be used to help check for nits and head lice or to help remove nits and head lice after head lice treatment. However, comb-out method usually doesn't work on its own to get rid of head lice. Step 1: Wet your child's hair. Step 2: Use a fine-tooth comb and comb through your child's hair into small sections. Step 3: After each comb-through, wipe the comb on a wet paper towel. Examine scalp, comb, and paper towel carefully. Step 4: Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you've combed through all of your child's hair.


What are head lice?

Head lice live about 28 days. They develop in 3 phases: egg, nymph, and adult louse. Egg or nit. Eggs or nits hatch in 6 to 9 days. Eggs are usually found within 4 to 6 mm of the scalp and do not survive if they are farther away. Nymph. The Nymph looks like an adult head louse but is much smaller. Nymphs become adults about 7 days after hatching. Adult louse. An adult louse can multiply fast and lay up to 10 eggs a day. It takes only about 12 to 14 days for newly hatched eggs to reach adulthood. This cycle can repeat itself every 3 weeks if head lice are left untreated.

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The Takeaway

Like lice infestation, exact estimate of how many people get head lice per year is hard to pin down. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that there are about 6 to 12 million cases each year in the United States among children aged 3 to 11. Since lice can only crawl and survive outside your head for 24 hours, most infestations come from direct head-to-head contact. If someone you know has lice, it is likely they got it from a friend, family member, or stranger with whom they had close contact. Share items like hats or brushes can also facilitate infestation. Common situations that can lead to transfer of lice include: being in school, for children sitting in close proximity to others sleeping in the same bed, like during slumber parties sharing combs, brushes, or towels. A National survey asked moms about removing lice and found that most didnt have accurate facts. Almost 90 percent of moms believe they need to remove eggs and half of moms thought they should apply multiple treatments for head lice. The CDC says that complete removal of nits is unnecessary, though using Lice comb can help. And when it comes to treatment, you should use only one product at a time. Read on to learn about the most effective ways to kill head lice and how to keep them away.


Over-the-counter treatments for head lice

If youre looking at over-the-counter treatments for lice, keep an eye out for these ingredients: permethrin lotion, 1 percent: this is a synthetic treatment similar to natural pyrethrins. It kills both live lice and nits. Permethrin also leaves residue on hair that is designed to kill any newly hatch lice arising from eggs not kill in initial application. Shampoos and conditioners may interfere with the effectiveness of this residue, so you may need to do second treatment after 7-10 days if live lice are see. Permethrin is safe for children aged 2 months and older. Talk to your doctor if you still see lice after full treatment. Your doctor can prescribe something stronger.

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A Pervasive Parasite

FOR decades, people have turned to over-counter shampoos and lotions to do battle with head lice. But the rise of Super Lice has driven demand for new ways to kill pervasive parasites. Mooloolah Valley Pharmacy has adopted revolutionary treatment in its newly established lice clinic to help do that. Retail manager Lyndy Keehn says clinically proven approach was designed to break parents' frustration at reoccurring cycle of itchy scalp nightmare. We've had three staff members trained to use the device and help kids be lice free, she say. A lot of parents struggle with the time it takes to treat their kids FOR lice. But unless you remove every last egg, it only takes one egg to hatch and start the cycle all over again. The treatment device, AirAlle, kills living lice and 99per cent of their eggs. According to Lice Clinics Australia, up to 30per cent of primary school age children get head lice at least once a year. Lyndy says the device acts like a hair dryer and takes about an hour. It works by dehydrating lice with a combination of hot air, time and technique. She added it was an effective alternative to treating head lice with pesticides and lice combs. I'm sure people will think it's little costly to have treatment, but when you add up how much products cost week after week, it all works out to be significant. People who have this treatment will also go home with a certificate stating they are head lice free. Having said that, rest of the family needs to be checked as well, she say. It's no good sending little fellow home if other members of the family have head lice. It has to be followed with maintenance. Mooloolah Valley Pharmacy exclusively offers this service. To find out more, contact Pharmacy on 54947777.

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Growing Resistance

Lice are parasites that feed on blood from human scalps to survive. Lice can also survive on your body and in your pubic hair. Body lice are known to spread disease, especially if left untreated. Lice can spread from person-to-person contact. They attach themselves to human hair, and in more serious cases, can begin infestation. Female adult lice can lay up to six eggs per day. Super lice are strains of these parasites that are becoming more resistant to conventional treatment. A 2016 study found that resistant lice have spread to 48 states. While common lice infestations can be treated with permethrin and pyrethrin, these products have proven to be less effective with super lice. Super lice do not look any different from normal lice. Theyre identify by their resistance to common treatment. There are a few reasons why lice treatments have not worked in addition to drug resistance:

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