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No More Nitpicking!



April 14 , 2016 | Posted by Jessica Eddowes | 2 Comments

No More Nitpicking!

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When a child has head lice, most parents want it gone. Now. Unfortunately, the “now” part has seemed nearly impossible. There just hasn’t been a quick fix for head lice. It typically takes weeks of painstaking combing to make sure the lice and their eggs are gone for good.

The real problem is the eggs. Female lice can lay around 5 eggs per day, and each egg takes 7-10 days to hatch. The eggs cannot be killed by over-the-counter lice medications or by home remedies. You would never know this by reading the advertising materials for these products, of course. The only way to remove them has been to pick (or comb) them off strands of hair one-by-one. That’s why “nitpicking” earned its reputation as an expression for someone with exceptional attention to detail!

Nitpicking is difficult to do and it is difficult to know if you’ve succeeded. Human error is a constant concern. It is frustrating for parents and even more frustrating for children. It can take hours, depending on length and fullness of a child’s hair, and it typically takes at least two weeks to know whether you are lice-free or not.

Here’s the good news: The AirAllé device, developed by researchers at the University of Utah and available at Lice Clinics of Canada, is a revolutionary alternative to nitpicking. The AirAllé device uses carefully controlled, heated air to kill lice by dehydrating them. The device has been cleared by the Health Canada and is clinically proven to kill live lice and 99.2 percent of eggs.

Best of all, the entire treatment takes less than 90 minutes. Done.

AirAllé and Lice Clinics of Canada are bringing science to an industry that has been awash in fear and misinformation. It’s now known that many lice medications are no longer effective—lice are developing resistance to the pesticides the products use. The Internet is loaded with homespun advice to use household products like mayonnaise and petroleum jelly as well as so-called natural products like tea tree oil. “It worked for me,” their promoters will say, but there is no scientific evidence to support these claims.

So Lice Clinics of Canada has tackled head lice the hard way—performing scientific research and working with government regulators to establish an entirely new approach to treating head lice. It uses no pesticides. All AirAllé operators are carefully trained and certified to use the device.

Lice Clinics of Canada is making the AirAllé device available at treatment centers throughout the world. Treatments in these clinics are fast, safe, easy and guaranteed to be effective.

For parents that want head lice gone now, there is finally a solution available that does just that. All you need is an appointment.

There is no longer any need to use insecticide-based products that may not work anyway, or to try unproven home remedies that may also fail. And you don’t have to worry about the human-error factor—missing a nit or two only to have the lice return after thinking you had them all combed out.

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