Like any parent, you’ve most likely dealt with the dreaded moment when your kid brings home lice from school. And that’s when you hit the books (or in today’s day in age, you pull up Google) to find out exactly how to kill lice. But what is the right option? What lice treatment is the most effective? We will help you answer that question by listing the top 3 treatments and recommending the best!
For the last 20 or so years, treatments have been centered around the use of pesticides to kill lice. This method uses harsh chemicals put in shampoos and other applicators to attempt to destroy lice. The natural consequences to this are the obvious adverse health effects harsh pesticides have on the human skin (especially your children) and time commitment. It can take up to 3 weeks to see results from using pesticide-based shampoos. As of the last few years, lice have become well adapted to the pesticides used in most treatments. Because of this, they are more resistant and will tend to live through the most common over the counter treatments. With this fact, treatments with pesticides are one of the least effective, time-consuming, and harmful treatments on the mainstream market.
The last few years have marked the rise of the essential oils market into the mainstream spotlight. Many of these oils are made up of naturally fragrant plants, berries, flowers, and everything in between. Besides touting nice smells and good vibes, there has been a trend to use these oils in a variety of treatments, including lice. Tons of moms blog sites and other resources will claim the effectiveness of essential oils on lice eradication, but little to no scientific evidence has been completed to back these claims. That being said, most oils are probably safe to use in aromatherapy and other applications, but they are not a suitable way to get rid of lice in the long term.
No, we are not talking about finding all the little flaws in someone. We are literally talking about picking the nits out of your kid’s hair! Nit-pickers are very patient individuals who carefully comb through a patient’s scalp to find all the lice and eggs hidden underneath their luscious locks. Once they find the lice or eggs, they remove them! As it sounds, this method does take a long time with treatments that can last several hours and multiple visits. And with most nit-pickers working by the hour, it can be a costly endeavor. However, it is completely safe and does not use harmful chemicals.
Well, it would seem that we left out one of the best lice treatments; offered at Surrey Lice Clinic! At Surrey Lice Clinic, we use a 100% safe, Health Canada cleared device called the AirAlle System. This system uses hot air to dehydrate lice and eggs, effectively killing them. Your kid’s scalp will be clearer than a sunny summer’s day! And the best part? It takes roughly an hour and has an effectiveness of 99%! How’s that for efficient?
Since we have an obligation to give our recommendation on the best treatment, we choose Surrey Lice Clinic! With a speedy, safe, and efficient lice treatment, we can’t recommend anything but the best in lice removal! Give us a call or book an appointment online and get rid of your lice problem!
Phone: (604) 229-7233