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How to Beat & Treat Super Lice
When I first heard the term “super lice” I must admit, I was a little freaked out. I mean, just the word lice makes me itch my head without even thinking about it, but super lice. What does that mean anyway? Let’s talk about it.
Super lice resistant to most over-the-counter pesticide treatments, spread like wildfire from head to head. No matter how clean your house, nor how impeccable your family’s personal hygiene, super lice infest without prejudice.
I can remember having lice when I was younger. I spent the night at a friend’s house for a slumber party and we all went home with more than just party favors…. what a mess that was.
Thankfully there is hope! Nix® Ultra is a new safe and effective over-the-counter remedy that kills both traditional and super lice, as well as their eggs. Phew! Nix® is also launching the first-ever and only data-driven lice tracker, which is a tool for school nurses and parents to report lice outbreaks in their area as well as track infestations. How cool is that?! Now you will know in live-time what your chances of coming in contact with super lice could be. Here’s my area:
The best defense against super lice is to avoid any kind of head-to-head contact and absolutely no sharing of things like brushes or hats. Keeping long hair tied back in braids or ponytails is always a great idea because lice move between heads by crawling onto hair. Thankfully, they do not fly as commonly rumored.
Anything that can be placed in the dryer, such as sheets, pillowcases, stuffed toys, hats, etc – should go in for at least 30 minutes. All items that cannot be put in the dryer or vacuumed should be sealed in garbage bags for two weeks if possible.
With the new school year here, super lice could be knocking on any of our doors at anytime. With those little critters comes stress, cost, and uncomfortable conversations, not to mention the time required to effectively treat a case of super lice. Both of my girls have really long hair, so I will be taking as many precautions as I can to prevent them from getting super lice.
What are your best tips for beating and treating super lice?