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Jul

23

New Lice Remover Kit Cures Lice Without the Mess or Toxins

It’s no secret that the vast majority of head lice afflicting children in the United States are now resistant to the chemicals used in the most popular over-the-counter (OTC) lice treatments. A study in the Journal of Medical Entomology published in 2016 found that 98 percent of head lice in 42 states are resistant to

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May

11

Dangerous Home Lice Remedies

Home remedies for head lice have a kind of folksy appeal—using mayonnaise, olive oil, tea tree oil—seem at first blush to be benign at worst. There are also recommendations you can find for kerosene or gasoline these are just a few examples of dangerous home lice remedies! Don’t Get Burned The reality is that none

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Feb

7

Worried about super lice? Don’t be.

You may have heard the reports about so-called super lice. Researchers have found that most head lice are now resistant to the pyrethroid family of insecticides used in drugstore lice products. The most recent study, published in March 2016 by the Journal of Medical Entomology, found pyrethroid-resistant lice in 42 of the 48 states tested

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Jan

26

Are Selfies Spreading Lice Among Teens?

  According to an article in the New York Daily News, the popularity of  “selfie” photos is having an unintended consequence: a rise in cases of head lice among teens.   “People are doing selfies like every day, as opposed to going to photo booths years and years ago. So you’re probably having much more

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Jul

14

Medical Device Treatment For Lice

According the section 201(h) of the FDA’s Federal Food Drug & Cosmetic (FD&C), a medical device is: “An instrument, apparatus, implement, machine, contrivance, implant, in vitro reagent, or other similar or related article, including a component part, or accessory which is: Recognized in the official National Formulary, or the United States Pharmacopoeia, or any supplement

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