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Myth: Head Lice prefer dirty hair. Lice is non - discriminatory when it comes to hair cleanliness. They simply require any human hair, whether squeaky clean or completely greasy. Lice feed on tiny bits of human blood, and hair is just a place where they hang on. Also, washing your hair repeatedly as a way to get rid of lice will not work. They can withstand being submerge in water for hours and have a pretty firm hold on hair follicle.S Myth: You must clean everything to get rid of lice. This is a common myth that has everyone frantically running around, cleaning their home from top to bottom, washing and rewashing their linens. Lice do not live in the home, only in human head. Lice can only be removed from human head for 48 hours or less, so only items that have come into contact with persons heads will need to be clean. Items to clean include infected persons bedding, hairbrushes / combs, stuffed animals on bed, and any hats, scarves or helmets worn recently. Myth: Pets can carry lice. Have no fear, your pets do not carry Head Lice. Lice are human parasites and only survive in human blood. Dogs and cats can only get fleas. Myth: Over counter lice shampoos will get rid of lice. Lice have developed resistance to chemicals in most common over - counter treatments. A study published in 2016 shows 98% of lice are now resistant to over - counter shampoos and many prescription treatments as well. Myth: Lice prefer long hair. This is a very common myth associated with Head Lice. So many people have chop or shave hair off of their children's heads when confronted with Head Lice, but sneaky parasite can live on hair as short as 0. 1 inch! They like to hang out as close to the scalp as possible, so go ahead and keep your locks as long or as short as you like. Myth: Head Lice can jump from one person to another. Lice cannot jump, nor do they have wings! They can only crawl, which is why they are pass through direct contact. This is one of the reasons why avoiding direct contact with another's hair or head is the best way to protect yourself from getting Head Lice. If you are currently dealing with Head Lice, it is very important to be treated effectively, in order to get rid of it quickly and prevent it from spreading to others. Treatments at Pediatric Hair Solutions have greater than 99% effectiveness rate and we offer a 30 day 100% guarantee. You can view each of our treatment services here. To make an appointment or get more information, call 704 - 909 - 9414. If you do not live near one of our treatment centers, we recommend using our Home Treatment Kit. The kit contains two 8 oz. Bottles of non - toxic Treatment Solution, bottle of Enzymatic Mousse to help remove eggs / nits, and Terminator Nit Comb.

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Head lice is a common problem that usually affects school - age children and their families. They can be attached to the hair of anyone's head. It doesnt matter if hair is clean or dirty. Head Lice are also found worldwide in all different places, such as in homes or schools or countries or cities. And it doesnt matter how clean, dirty, rich, or poor place or person is. Though head lice may be a nuisance, they dont cause serious illness or carry any diseases. Head Lice can be treated at home, but it is important to check with doctor first. Here is information from the American Academy of Pediatrics to help parents and caregivers check for, treat, and prevent the spread of Head Lice. Listing of resources does not imply endorsement by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Aap is not responsible for the content of external resources. Information was current at time of publication. Persons whose photographs are depicted in this publication are professional models. They have no relation to the issues discuss. Any characters they are portraying are fictional. Information contained in this publication should not be used as a substitute for medical care and advice of your pediatrician. There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances. This publication has been developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Authors and contributors are expert authorities in the field of Pediatrics. No commercial involvement of any kind has been solicited or accepted in the development of the content of this publication. The appearance of any corporate logo on AAP publications does not constitute or imply endorsement of any product or service.

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How Are Head Lice Treated?

Head lice is a common problem that usually affects school - age children and their families. They can be attached to the hair of anyone's head. It doesn't matter if hair is clean or dirty. Head Lice are also found worldwide in all different places, such as in homes or schools or countries or cities. And it doesn't matter how clean, dirty, rich, or poor place or person is. Though head lice may be a nuisance, they don't cause serious illness or carry any diseases. Head Lice can be treated at home, but it's important to check with doctor first. Here is information from the American Academy of Pediatrics to help parents and caregivers check for, treat, and prevent the spread of Head Lice.

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Will They Ever Be Gone?

Pains of head lice outbreak can feel like they never ending. You have to sterilize your home, make sure that lice dont spread to you or your family members and keep your child home from school, which can be frustrating and embarrassing. But if you are careful, you can make sure that lice are go for good. Here are some steps to take to ensure you and your children staylice free. Clusters of nits, which generally gather in groups of six or seven, that are close to scalp indicate that lice are still present. If you begin to find that nits are growing further away from scalp, they are not necessarily alive or ever will be. Using magnifying glass will make it easier to search for nits close to the scalp. Youll want to make sure that there are no clusters of lice nits close to your childs scalp for at least two weeks before you are clear. Lice can not only survive in your hair but on bedding, carpet, furniture and in your car. Since lice cant jump or fly, it is unlikely that they will be present on items that your child hasnt been in contact with. However, they can crawl, so you want to make sure that you clean your home extra carefully. If youve wash all clothing, stuffed animals, pillows and pillowcases and vacuum carpet and furniture, your items should be lice free. The most common reason that lice do go away or return is because of not using the right treatments. Licenders professionals use medical devices that kill lice and their eggs without the use of chemicals, and are more effective than over - counter remedies. It also kills lice in just one treatment, allowing your children to return to school on the same day. With four locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Connecticut and Long Island, weve had more than 400 000 successful treatments. You can visit our salons for treatment, or our team of clinicians can come directly to you with our home call services. We will come to treat your home and entire family in one visit. If you want to ensure that the presence of lice in your home and children are truly go, send us a message or call 888 - 984 - 3042 to schedule an appointment. Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and LinkedIn!

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What about non-chemical treatments?

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Active Ingredient (Brand Names)HazardsProduct Formulation
Benzyl alcohol (Ulesfia)Skin and eye irritant. Not known to cause long-term harm.Lotion
Lindane (Kwell)Highly toxic to the human nervous system and has been implicated as the cause of death from lice treatments. May cause skin or eye irritation. Persistent pollutant in wastewater and fatty tissues of people exposed to it. FDA Black Box warning on label. Reasonably Anticipated to be a Human Carcinogen by the NIH. No longer recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Resistance is an issue for effectiveness in some areas.Shampoo, Lotion
Malathion (Ovide)Toxic to the nervous system and classified by the EPA as a possible carcinogen . Can irritate skin and eyes. Resistance is an issue for effectiveness in some areas.Lotion
Permethrin (Nix)Toxic to the nervous system. Classified by EPA as a Likely carcinogen. Some evidence for endocrine disruption. Resistance is an issue for effectiveness.Lotion
Pyrethrins, combined with piperonyl butoxide (Rid, Triple X, Pronto)Toxic to the nervous system. Classified by EPA as a Possible carcinogen. Can trigger allergic reactions and asthma. Resistance is an issue for effectiveness.Shampoo, lotion
Spinosad (Natroba)Can cause skin and eye irritation. US EPA rates it as Not Likely to Be a Human Carcinogen.Lotion

Six to 12 million kids in the US get Head Lice each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and just as many tears are shed by children adultstryings to get rid of those tiny parasitic insects. But before you dive into all the different remedies to get rid of lice, it's important to know what they actually are first. Head Lice have three forms: Nits, which are lice eggs; nymphs, which are immature lice; and adult lice, which are fully - grown and about the size of sesame seed, per CDC. And to fully treat lice infestation, you have to go after all three forms. Most of time, that results is topical prescription medication applied twice: Once to kill any adult lice, and next, few days later to kill any nits that have since hatch. But sometimes, that standard medication doesn't work as well as it should. The biggest problem today is that lice have become resistant to over - counter stuff, says Anna Albano - Krosche, owner of Head Lice removal salon, Lice Lady of Westchester in Elmsford, New York. That's why, according to Albano - Krosche, some are turning to natural remedies in addition to OTC or prescription medicine to help fight lice. Here, variety of treatmentsprescription, OTC, and natural remediesused are to help stop lice in their tracks. Honestly, just take deep breath and don't freak out if your child has Head Lice. Sure, they are gross, but they are not actually harmful to your health. It's best to steel yourself for weeks or months of vigilance since lice can reappear due to repeated exposure or miss Nit. What doesn't help is panic. Get it? Good, now we can proceed. Fine - toothed combs are the gold standard for Head Lice removal, You 'll need to do this in conjunction with almost all other treatments. First, you comb hair section by section with a special Comb like Nit Free Terminator Comb to remove lice and nits. Years ago, Albano - Krosche spent hours extracting Nits by hand from her kids ' hair. These days, she wields a fined - toothed metal comb. It's so much quicker and cleaner and neater, she say. After Comb - through, she uses magnification light to find and pick out any strays. No matter what kind of product you use, combing it is key, she say. You cannot get rid of lice until you 've picked every last egg, she note. Pyrethrum, active ingredient in Rid shampoo and similar over - counter products, comes from chrysanthemum flowers that harbor natural insecticides called pyrethrins. Pyrethrins attack the nervous systems of live lice but don't always work because some lice have become resistant to toxin. Apply product to dry hair, wait 10 minutes, add water to form lather and rinse. Comb for Nits. The second application is recommended 7 to 10 days later to kill any live bugs that remain. Watch for allergic reactions. This kitchen staple is thought to be an excellent smothering agent.


How to Treat Lice Naturally

Epa versus FDA: Who regulates lice treatments? Typically, Environmental Protection Agency regulates pesticide products for use in the United States. The Federal Drug Administration regulates products defined as drugs under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. In some cases, products containing pesticides are used as pharmaceutical treatments for pests that plague humans, as is the case with lice treatments. Prior to 1994, some over - counter lice treatments were regulated by the EPA, while prescription products were regulated by FDA. In 1994, FDA rules resulted in all EPA - registered products for lice being transferred to FDA jurisdiction. The rule also causes over - counter aerosol products to be removed from the market. Fda issued a Public Health Advisory on Lindane - containing products in 2003, requiring a black box warning label emphasizing its potential for neurotoxicity, particularly in infants, children, elderly, individuals with other skin conditions, and those weighing less than 110 pounds. The warning advises that Lindane only be used in patients who cannot tolerate or have failed other first - line treatments for lice and scabies and that it only be used single time. The advisory concludes: Lindane products should be prescribed carefully, and quantities prescribed should be limited to amounts for single application. Patients are at risk for serious neurologic adverse events, and even death, particularly with early retreatment. It is not know how soon after administering one dose of Lindane that second dose can be safely administer. Post - treatment itching is common, especially in treatment of scabies and does not necessarily indicate treatment failure. In addition to having potential for neurological, liver, and kidney harm - especially in children - Lindane persists in the environment for many years and accumulates in fatty tissues of people and wildlife that are exposed to food, water, and air. This is of particular concern in light of its status as reasonably anticipated to be a Human Carcinogen, according to the National Institutes of Health. Some Public Health advocates, pediatricians, and congressional representatives continue to push for a total ban on Lindane. Most recently, congressional representative Ed Markey of Massachusetts sent a letter to FDA Commissioner Hamburg in May 2012 requesting that the Agency consider a ban on pharmaceutical use in light of documented hazards and positive results reported from the California ban. A 2008 study appearing in Environmental Health Perspectives reviewed ecological and clinical outcomes of the California ban on Lindane, concluding that chemical presence in waste had been measurably reduce, call to poison control system about Lindane had decline, and that a large majority of pediatricians report no difficulty with overall control of headlice.

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Why do people say that only dirty people get lice?

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Active Ingredient (Brand Names)HazardsProduct Formulation
Benzyl alcohol (Ulesfia)Skin and eye irritant. Not known to cause long-term harm.Lotion
Lindane (Kwell)Highly toxic to the human nervous system and has been implicated as the cause of death from lice treatments. May cause skin or eye irritation. Persistent pollutant in wastewater and fatty tissues of people exposed to it. FDA Black Box warning on label. Reasonably Anticipated to be a Human Carcinogen by the NIH. No longer recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Resistance is an issue for effectiveness in some areas.Shampoo, Lotion
Malathion (Ovide)Toxic to the nervous system and classified by the EPA as a possible carcinogen . Can irritate skin and eyes. Resistance is an issue for effectiveness in some areas.Lotion
Permethrin (Nix)Toxic to the nervous system. Classified by EPA as a Likely carcinogen. Some evidence for endocrine disruption. Resistance is an issue for effectiveness.Lotion
Pyrethrins, combined with piperonyl butoxide (Rid, Triple X, Pronto)Toxic to the nervous system. Classified by EPA as a Possible carcinogen. Can trigger allergic reactions and asthma. Resistance is an issue for effectiveness.Shampoo, lotion
Spinosad (Natroba)Can cause skin and eye irritation. US EPA rates it as Not Likely to Be a Human Carcinogen.Lotion

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