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 pyrethroids, the class of insecticide used in these products. The media has dubbed pyrethroid-resistant lice “Super Lice”.
So what is a parent to do?
Lice Clinics of Canada, the company that has brought the revolutionary AirAllé medical device to market, has introduced a new at-home lice treatment product for folks that don’t have access to a clinic or prefer to treat lice at home. The AirAllé is an Health Canada-cleared medical device that uses warm air to instantly dehydrate and kill lice and eggs in a single session, and there are more than 150 clinics in the United States. You can find a clinic near you here.
For people that can’t visit a clinic, the company now sells a home Lice Remover Kit that is guaranteed to remove head lice and eggs.
The Lice Remover Kit contains a non-toxic, pesticide-free liquid gel that kills lice, detangles hair and facilitates the removal of dead lice and eggs—all with no mess. The gel works by blocking the breathing spiracles that lice and eggs use to exchange water and air. It not only smells nice but it is much easier to wash from the hair than other pesticide-free lice products. The Lice Remover Kit uses the same active ingredient used in Lice Clinics of Canada’s professional urgent care clinics, where hundreds of thousands of successful lice treatments have been delivered.
The kit also contains a unique dispenser for applying the gel and controlling the dose, so not too much is used and messes are avoided. After the gel is applied, the provided metal lice comb is used to remove dead lice and eggs, a process made very comfortable for the child thanks to the lubricating properties of the patented liquid gel. The treatment is guaranteed when used as directed.
Canadans spend some $350 million each year on head lice-treatment products—many of which no longer work. Founded by scientific researchers at the University of Utah, Lice Clinics of Canada is one of the first companies to bring new science and technology to the fight against head lice to the market in decades. The AirAllé and the Lice Remover Kit are among the latest new solutions guaranteed to remove head lice once and for all.