It’s a New Year, a new decade, and a chance to start a new. Every year we get this awesome chance to reset ourselves and revamp ourselves into something different. Unfortunately, head lice have been doing the same over the past decade. They have been revamping themselves and breeding a new strain of head lice that are here to make our lives that much more difficult. They’re called super lice but let me tell you they are not that super!
What are Super Lice?
Super lice are just like any other head lice in sight and appearance, but are becoming increasingly more resistant to conventional treatments. Lice were once simply treated with over the counter permethrin and pyrethrin (insecticide treatments derived from the chrysanthemum flower). However, today 98% of head lice in 48 states have developed a resistance to these treatments. Over the counter treatments are less than 25% effective on these stands of super lice.
How to Tell if You have Super Lice?
Super lice look, act, and feel just like your run of the mill everyday head lice. Symptoms for super lice and head lice are the exact same. These can include:
- Itchy scalp
- Red bumps on neck, scalp, or shoulders
- Feeling of movement in hair and on head
- Presence of nits and lice
There is no clear way to tell the difference between head lice and resistant lice until treatment is done and super lice survive. This makes it hard to distinguish a bad treatment and resistant lice, so what are you to do?
How to Treat this New Lice Strain?
When DIY lice removal options and OTC lice treatment prescriptions don’t work, what other options are there? That is where Lice Clinics of America comes to the rescue! You can attempt to nit-pick every louse and nit (lice egg) from your hair, but you often risk the chance of missing a few and being infested again in a few days. You could attempt to continually treat over and over, or you could come see us for our guaranteed, lice free treatment!
Lice Clinics of America offers our signature AirAllé® treatment that treats both resistant lice and normal lice. We use heat to dehydrate lice and nits and remove them from your head to guarantee a lice free treatment! We stand behind our service and our trained lice removal professionals, and even offer advice on staying lice free! Our treatments usually take about an hour and allow you to return to school, work, and life as normal with no wait time or interruptions. Don’t let super lice defeat you, let Lice Clinics of America help and keep your New Year super instead!
If you have any questions or need a head lice removal treatment, don’t hesitate to contact us. At Lice Clinics of America – Puget Sound, Washington, which proudly serves Silverdale, Tacoma, Lakewood, and surrounding areas, we are here to help! Our heated removal process guarantees to remove head lice in 1 quick and safe treatment. Let your kids and family members get back to the things they enjoy. Call us today to schedule an appointment at (360) 358-7448!