Head Lice Resolutions: How To Protect Your Child
North American Precis Syndicate
A new class of treatments is pesticide-free and effective, even against super lice. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—When the dreaded lice letter comes home, you’ll want
an effective product—NOW.
For a long time, the only options to treat head lice were home remedies or
pesticide-based retail products (using permethrin
or pyrethrins). But are home remedies the only
effective option for lice treatments when you’re concerned about
pesticide (or chemical) exposure?
According to a study in the Journal of Medical Entomology, lice have
become overwhelmingly resistant to the pesticides (a race of “super
lice” has evolved) in traditional over-the-counter treatments. So
products containing these ingredients are no longer consistently effective.
This often comes as a surprise to parents who buy these products believing
they’re most toxic to lice.
Contrarily, many parents choose home remedies because they fear the
chemicals found in traditional commercial lice treatments are harmful or too
aggressive. Although home remedies are readily available and inexpensive,
many are not easy to apply and most fail to kill lice or eggs. The Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention has no clear scientific evidence that
suffocating head lice with mayonnaise, margarine, butter, herbal oils, olive
oil or similar substances is an effective form of treatment.
Then there’s combing. It can be a highly effective way of removing
lice and eggs to eliminate an infestation. It’s not a technique with
which most parents have experience, however, and it requires diligence and
patience to ensure no lice or eggs are missed that would perpetuate the
infestation. Some products that claim to eliminate super lice and eggs are
only acting as a conditioner for the hair to make combing easier.
Fortunately, there are now affordable pesticide-free head lice treatment
options (pediculicides) available over the counter
that can deliver better efficacy and convenience than both home remedies and
pesticide-based products. However, not all products claiming to kill super
lice and eggs work the same way. To get rid of lice, you need to focus on two
• Kill the lice that are living
• Kill the lice eggs waiting to hatch.
A new generation of pesticide-free products has been designed to kill the
lice and eggs while still in the hair so that less emphasis is put on combing
perfectly. One such is Vamousse Lice Treatment. It
was developed by entomologists (bug experts) to kill lice and eggs with a
sodium chloride solution that attacks the entire infestation cycle while the
lice and eggs are in the hair with one application. The convenient, clinging
mousse makes application—even on squirming children—easier, so
you can better target the scalp and roots where lice and nits live. Attacking
the full life cycle of adults and eggs means a second treatment for hatching
lice is not required.
There are more options than ever before for treating head lice. If you’re
concerned about the chemicals in traditional treatments, consider the
technology of pesticide-free products such as Vamousse
Lice Treatment. There’s no longer a need to compromise between safe
ingredients and efficacy when selecting a lice-killing product. You can get
confidence and convenience beyond what an unproven home remedy alone delivers
and assurance beyond combing alone. Resolve this year to opt for a
pesticide-free formula that kills lice and eggs on contact even before you
For further facts and tips on getting rid of lice, visit www.vamousselice.com/tips-choosing-lice-treatment.
“A new generation of
pesticide-free products has been designed with formulas that kill lice and
eggs. Vamousse Lice Treatment is a convenient,
clinging mousse that makes application easier, so you can better target the
scalp and roots where lice live. http://bit.ly/2F1QMjX”
On the Net:North American Precis Syndicate, Inc.(NAPSI)