The subject of head lice is already one that you, as a parent, would rather not have to deal with in your life. That being said, you probably have either had lice infestations in your own family or at least know someone who has. While they are not dangerous in terms of spreading disease, they are still a nuisance for anyone who has to put up with them.
As if head lice weren’t already bad enough, the overuse of lice shampoos containing toxins has created lice that are immune to these toxins. These lice are known as super lice. The only way they differ from previous lice is that conventional over-the-counter lice shampoos with toxins such as pyrethrin and pyrethroid do not work in ridding you of this problem.
SYMPTOMS OF SUPER LICE
These super lice have the same symptoms as the normal head lice that people have had to deal with for millennia. They are tiny, about the size of a sesame seed, parasitic insects that feed off blood under the scalp. Some people are allergic to their bite, and this causes symptoms such as red bumps, itching and irritation. You may also experience a tickling feeling that something is crawling around on your scalp, which is appropriate since something is!
Even though head lice aren’t considered a health hazard, they can cause your child who catches them to scratch incessantly, and this can cause open sores that can become infected. For this reason, lice do need to be treated as soon as possible before they can spread to other children. Perhaps the biggest sign you’ll get that the lice on your child’s head are super lice is that repeated applications of a lice shampoo fails to handle the problem.
The existence of super lice has caused many to seek out alternative head lice treatments to retail lice shampoos. While this is certainly appropriate, you should still be careful when examining these alternatives. Some parents pursue home remedies that have questionable effectiveness and may involve treatment processes that can seem like more of a nuisance than the lice. Also, many of these remedies only attack the lice and not their eggs. Lice eggs are called nits, and when they hatch in about a week, the problem will simply recur.
The best solution for many problems in life is to seek the help of an expert. When your car breaks, you take it to a mechanic. When you have a toothache, you go to a dentist. Similarly, there are professional head lice clinics that exclusively handle head lice, and their methods are effective against super lice as well.
If you live in the Delaware County, Pennsylvania area, you can take comfort in knowing about the existence of a professional solution that handles all head lice and their nits quickly and thoroughly. At Lice Lifters of Chadds Ford, the compassionate, certified lice technicians at our hair lice treatment clinic can spot if lice are the problem with a simple head check.
When lice are found, we get to work utilizing a combination of techniques and products that are 100 percent safe and natural for your children but downright deadly to the most super of lice out there. Also, we’ll treat any infested loved ones simultaneously, and they’ll all be lice free after one visit. Please don’t hesitate to call for an appointment, so we can help these super lice realize that they’re not so super after all.