Did you know that head lice are the third most feared experience for parents? Head lice rank third among parents’ worst nightmares. More parents fear head lice than chicken pox, pink eye, strep throat and the flu.
Only a broken bone and a broken heart scare parents more than head lice.
These are the results of a first-of-its-kind One Poll survey of 2,000 U.S. parents conducted in conjunction with Lice Clinics of America®:
Top 10 Parenting Nightmares
- Kid coming home with broken/sprained limb 41%
- Kid coming home with a broken heart 40%
- Kid coming home with lice 36%
- Kid coming home with chicken pox 33%
- Kid coming home with a broken/sprained finger 31%
- Kid coming home with strep throat 29%
- Kid coming home with an allergic reaction 29%
- Kid coming home with the flu/cold 27%
- Kid coming home with pink eye 26%
- Kid coming home with broken glasses 16%
Parents fear head lice because it’s becoming harder to get rid of them. The most popular lice products on the market are loaded with poisons and toxins and have lost their effectiveness to kill lice. The most recent study (2016) published in the Journal of Medical Entomology found that 98% of head lice in most U.S. states are now resistant to pyrethroids, the class of toxic pesticides used in traditional over-the-counter lice products.
If that’s not scary enough, pyrethroids have also been linked to behavior and developmental problems in children.
The good news is there is a #1 cure: the FDA-cleared AirAllé® medical device used exclusively at Lice Clinics of America Ventura. The AirAllé is clinically proven to kill live lice and more than 99 percent of eggs (nits) using heated air to dehydrate the lice and eggs. It’s followed by a full comb out and a topical oil and you leave LICE FREE. Most treatments take about an hour and are guaranteed to work.
Developed by researchers at the University of Utah and proven over a decade of trials and tests, the AirAllé is equally matched against pyrethroid-resistant ‘super lice’ because it doesn’t rely on pesticides or chemicals. It has been used to treat more than 675,000 cases of head lice worldwide with a 99% success rate.
If you have any questions or need a head lice removal treatment contact us. At Lice Clinics of America – Ventura, CA, which proudly serves Ventura, Santa Barbara, and surrounding areas in California, we are here to help! Our heated air process is the best, fastest, most effective and only guaranteed way to remove head lice in one quick, easy and safe treatment, so your kids and family members can get back to the things they enjoy. Call us today to schedule an appointment at 805-334-0951 x1!