Just in Time for Halloween: Head Lice Removal Is One of Parents’ Scariest Nightmares
Head Lice Scare Keeping You Up At Night?
Did you know that head lice are the third most feared experience for parents?
That’s right. More parents fear head lice and head lice removal than chicken pox, pink eye, strep throat and the flu, to name a few.
These are the results of a OnePoll survey of 2,000 U.S. parents conducted in conjunction with Lice Clinics of America®:
Top 10 Parenting Nightmares
- Kid coming home with broken/sprained limb 41%
- Kid coming home with a broken heart 40%
- Kid coming home with lice 36%
- Kid coming home with chicken pox 33%
- Kid coming home with a broken/sprained finger 31%
- Kid coming home with strep throat 29%
- Kid coming home with an allergic reaction 29%
- Kid coming home with the flu/cold 27%
- Kid coming home with pink eye 26%
- Kid coming home with broken glasses 16%
Why Head Lice?
One reason parents fear head lice is because head lice removal is getting more difficult. That’s because the most popular lice products on the market are rapidly losing their effectiveness to kill lice and eggs (nits).
The most recent study (2016) published in the Journal of Medical Entomology found that 98 percent of head lice in most U.S. states are now resistant to pyrethroids, the class of pesticides used in traditional over-the-counter lice products.
If that’s not scary enough, pyrethroids have also been linked to behavior and developmental problems in children.
Here’s a Solution
The good news is that there is a solution that makes head lice about as scary as getting a haircut. More than 350 Lice Clinics of America professional lice treatment centers in over 36 countries offer treatment using the FDA-cleared AirAllé® medical device.
AirAllé is clinically proven to kill live lice and more than 99 percent of eggs (nits) using heated air to dehydrate the lice and eggs – and that includes dealing with the drug-resistent ‘super lice‘.
Most AirAllé treatments take about an hour and are guaranteed to be effective for complete head lice removal.
Lice don’t cause or carry diseases, so they are not a health concern, but as our survey shows, dealing with lice can still be a big concern for parents. With our proven one-hour cure, you can take that anxiety off your ‘nightmares’ list.
Lice Clinics of America – Maryland has three locations: Balitmore, Bel Air and Rockville. We are open seven days a week by appointment. Call (410) 934-5423 or email info@LiceClinicsOfMaryland.com for more information or to schedule an appointment.