LiceDoctors To Parents: Chemical Lice Treatments Provoke Resistance Among Head Lice

LiceDoctors Head Lice Treatment and Nit Removal Service cites evidence that chemical lice treatments are losing their efficacy in the face of increased incidence of "super lice". Lice have mutated due to increased exposure to the chemicals.
CHICAGO - March 21, 2014 - PRLog -- Enter any drug store in the country and you are likely to see considerable shelf space dedicated to head lice chemical treatments, much to the consternation of many head lice experts. Karen Sokoloff and Wendy Beck, owners of LiceDoctors Head Lice Treatment and Nit Removal Service, a leading national head lice treatment service, have long maintained that common chemical treatments forhead lice treatment, which are known as pediculicides, are becoming less effective in eradicating head lice. If individuals require head lice eradication, they should conduct some due diligence on their own behalf regarding the different treatment methodologies.

“As the years go on, we see more and more clients who have used chemical products, and still have live bugs in their hair, which is obviously a cause for concern,” according to Wendy. Today's head lice have mutated to become resistant to chemical lice treatments and these bugs are now dubbed "super lice" by lice experts due to their increasing heartiness. Evidence is mounting to support this thesis.

The National Pediculosis Association in Newton, MA,  the leading public advocacy organization in the US,  lists several studies on its site showing lice resistance to a variety of pediculicides. Fran Altschuler, president of the organization, stated at a conference in Stockholm that, “while chemical treatments, pediculicides, and broad spectrum antibiotics develop resistance and potentially adverse health effects, nothing compares to the kindness of a comb.”

In July 2012, the Center for Disease Control in Australia (CDC) released a finding that increasing resistance of lice to (chemical) products and concerns about toxicity and side effects support possible changes in lice treatment recommendations. Examples include changes from chemical treatment to non-chemical lice treatments including occlusive head lice products, as well as combing.

LiceDoctors uses a combination of occlusion (suffocation), combing, and manual extraction. The company employs a safe and effective olive oil based protocol and then hand picks remaining nits from the head using its proprietary Tri-Directional Technique. Clients are directed to do a follow-up plan that was developed 18 years ago and copyrighted by the company's medical director, Dr. Stephen Beck.

“Our plan is safe and effective", states Karen, "Since families who use chemicallice-killing products often end up trying a variety to get one to work, and often end up missing school and work, and spin their wheels doing loads of laundry, it often is less expensive to call a professional lice removal service as soon as you first discover head lice in your child.”

LiceDoctors offers a full guarantee that they will cure your case of lice. The company has successfully treated over 30,000 families and is in 70 locations nation-wide. LiceDoctors can be reached at 800-224-2537 or online at and offers same day service.

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