October is National Bullying Prevention month, and a recent survey shows that parents can feel bullied, too, especially when it comes to having head lice in the family.
Naughty Nits – Lice Clinics of America wants to help take the pressure off parents struggling with the stress and embarrassment of head lice.
“Parents are nervous about head lice because they think they will be shamed,” commented Marnie Murray, co-founders of Naughty Nits – Lice Clinics of America. “A OnePoll survey of 2,000 U.S. parents—conducted in conjunction with Lice Clinics of America—found that 52 percent of parents feel judged by other moms and dads when their child comes home with head lice.”
“There is a long-held and long-debunked idea that head lice are associated with poor hygiene,” said Lisa Saul, the other owner of Naughty Nits – Lice Clinics of America. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that personal hygiene or cleanliness in the home or school has nothing to do with getting head lice. The medical world has busted this myth, but the perception persists.
“Children get head lice from other children, plain and simple,” Lisa explained. “The primary way lice spread is through head-to-head contact with an already infested person”.
One reason that parents dread head lice when lice enter their lives is that the bugs have become incredibly difficult to treat. Most at-home lice treatment products, when they work, require weeks of application and hours of tedious nitpicking.
Unfortunately, those traditional products rarely work. Many parents try and fail to treat head lice with those products because head lice have become immune to the chemical pesticides in them. The most recent study in the Journal of Medical Entomology found that so-called ‘super lice’ comprise 98 percent of head lice in most U.S. states.
The pesticides used in these lice products have been linked to developmental and behavioral problems in children. Bug sprays and foggers release pesticides and should be avoided.
The good news is that Naughty Nits – Lice Clinics of America can help. The clinics are part of a network of more than 350 lice treatment centers in over 36 countries offering family lice removal using the FDA-cleared AirAllé® medical device.
The AirAllé has been clinically shown to kill live lice and more than 99 percent of eggs (nits) using heated air to dehydrate the lice and eggs. “All of our treatments are pesticide free and are guaranteed to be effective,” explained Marnie and Lisa.
Lice don’t cause or carry diseases, so they are not a health concern—more of a medical nuisance. You can now be done with head lice. A simple problem has finally met a simple solution—no more blaming or feeling shame about a mere inconvenience.
Schedule an appointment today!