Dad Battles Head Lice

The New York Daily News tells the story of Gary Silverman, a resident of New York’s Upper West Side, who was shocked to find that his 6-year-old daughter had head lice.

“I was shocked, but I figured, OK, I’ll just wash all the sheets, buy the over-the-counter stuff, and I’m done with it,” he told the paper.

Unfortunately, that wasn’t enough. Gary found himself battling super lice—lice that have developed resistance to the pesticides used in over-the-counter lice products. Researchers report that 98 percent of head lice in 48 states, and 97 percent in Canada, are now immune to pyrethroids, the class of pesticides used in most lice products.

Gary spent weeks trying to shampoo and comb the lice away, but it didn’t work. He also washed all of the kids’ clothes and sheets.

Finally, the Silvermans found Lice Clinics of America, and the family was lice-free in about an hour.

Lice Clinics of America has revolutionized lice treatment with a new generation of products based on advanced scientific and medical research. The company first developed AirAllé, a first-of-its-kind, FDA-cleared, Class I medical device that uses carefully controlled warm air to dehydrate lice and eggs. It’s clinically proven to kill live lice and more than 99 percent of eggs. Treatment is guaranteed.

“It was such a relief to take care of it once and for all,” said Silverman.

That’s been the response of parents the world over. Lice Clinics of America has hundreds of clinics in the United States and 33 other countries. It has quickly become the largest network of professional lice treatment centers in the world. The company also offers cutting-edge home lice treatment products using non-toxic formulas that are also guaranteed to be effective.

The AirAllé device has successfully eradicated more than 800,000 cases of head lice with a 99 percent success rate, according to Lice Clinics of America.

Of course, the best way to avoid head lice is to prevent them from finding your child’s head in the first place. Lice only spread by head-to-head contact, and children get them more than adults because children play together, sleep together, and take photos together in ways that often mean that their heads touch. They also share hats, scarves, combs, and brushes more than adults do.

You can advise your children to avoid these behaviors, and you can also keep a girl’s hair pulled back and keep a boy’s hair short to decrease the odds that they will contract head lice.

Lice Clinics of America has recently released a new preventative product, the Lice Preventer Kit, that can be used weekly as a type of lice repellent. For more information about Lice Clinics of America products and services or to find a clinic, visit

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