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Monthly Archives: November 2017

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Nov

24

What You Need to Know About Lice Insecticides

The most common over-the-counter lice treatment products use pyrethrin, an industrial insecticide used to kill lice. Natural pyrethrin is a derivative of the Chrysanthemum flower. Its synthetic equivalent is permethrin. Together the chemicals are referred to as pyrethroids. There are some 3,500 products that use pyrethroids in varying concentrations, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Nov

15

Head Lice Season

If you ask most parents, teachers, daycare providers, and other folks that are forced to deal with head lice on a regular basis, they’ll tell you that there are three primary “seasons” when head lice infestations are common. They are back-to-school in the fall, after winter break, and after spring break. This isn’t too surprising,

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Nov

1

What Parents Say When Their Children Get Lice

If you want to know how parents feel about lice in their households, take a look at this collection of Twitter posts collected by Huffington Post parenting editor Caroline Bologna. Called “47 Tweets From Parents That Sum Up The Nightmare Of Lice Outbreaks,” the article features copies of tweets that range from the horrifying to

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