For decades, the standard of care for head lice has focused on reactive treatment using pesticide-based products. Head lice were associated with poor hygiene or dirty homes, and mortified parents treated the condition in secret, often to no avail.
That’s changing as the medical and educational communities have taken steps to bring head lice out of the darkness of fear and ignorance. The focus is now on education, prevention, and pesticide-free solutions when head lice are found.
The internet is full of homespun advice on how to treat head lice, urging parents to use everything from mayonnaise to kerosene to kill the bugs. The home remedies people recommend range from laughable to downright dangerous. Lice Clinics of AmericaÒ is dedicated to bringing the latest science and medicine to the forefront of the battle against head lice.
If you visit a Lice Clinics of America treatment center you’ll find a bright, clean, kid-friendly environment with a high-tech head lice solution—the FDA-cleared AirAlléÒ medical device. The AirAllé device uses carefully controlled heated air to dehydrate lice and eggs (nits). It’s been clinically shown to kill live lice and 99 percent of eggs on the spot in a single hour-long treatment.
There are more than 350 Lice Clinics of America treatment center in 36 countries, making it the largest network of professional head lice treatment centers in the world. AirAllé has effectively performed more than 400,000 head lice treatments with a success rate better than 99 percent.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that one in five children under 12 years old have head lice and that lice have nothing to do with cleanliness or hygiene. Head lice don’t discriminate, and people from all walks of life come to the clinics and leave lice-free.
Lice Clinics of America only uses pesticide-free products, as the pesticides used in most popular lice products don’t work, and can be worse than the condition they are trying to treat. Studies published in medical journals have found that 98 percent of head lice in much of the world are now immune to the pesticides used in traditional lice products, and these pesticides have been linked to behavioral and developmental problems in children.
In addition to the AirAllé device, Lice Clinics of America also offers a complete home line of pesticide-free lice-prevention products, including educational materials for parents and schools.
Preventive products include sprays, conditioners, and shampoos that can be used daily or weekly at bath time, and a spray for furniture, bedding, and clothing. All of the products use essential oils and inert gels that contain no harmful chemicals.
Treatment and products are available at clinics and online. For more information visit liceclinicsofamerica.com.