It is normal for us, as parents, to panic when we find out our child has head lice or there has been a head lice outbreak in our child’s school. Our first reaction is to rush to our local drug store and purchase an over-the-counter head lice treatment. We are unaware that these lice products contain pesticides and chemicals that may be harmful to our children. Let’s take a look at some other lice treatment options, so you can choose an effective but most importantly a safe and natural method for your family.
Pesticide Lice Treatment
We have all heard of the most common over-the-counter head lice treatments, RID and NIX. Permethrin is the active ingredient in NIX. Permethrin can cause burning of the scalp, body numbness, abdominal pain, and fever. RID’s active ingredient is Pyrethrins and piperonyl butoxide. The combination of these chemicals can result in itching and swelling of the face or throat, dizziness, and trouble breathing.
In recent years most lice strains have grown resistant to these chemicals, due to overuse. These treatment methods may not kill the lice and may harm your child. Is it worth the risk?
Prescription Lice Treatment
When over-the-counter head lice treatments fail, parents often turn to a medical professional. Doctors prescribe lindane or malathion, chemical pesticides used to get rid of lice. These chemicals can result in seizures, dizziness, headaches, and burning.
The FDA has determined in clinical trials that lindane and malathion has a greater risk for neurological damage in children. Prescription lice treatments are extremely controversial due to the dangers that can result.
ClearLice Natural Lice Treatment
There are natural lice treatments on the market that do not contain harmful chemicals or pesticides. Shampoos, conditioners, and sprays that use natural oils have been shown to help eliminate lice. You should also make sure to use a comb specifically designed to eliminate lice and nits (lice eggs).
ClearLice treatment products are made of natural ingredients, botanicals, enzyme complexes, and plant extracts. They work with one another to mimic the molting process of head lice to disrupt their life cycle. Once the hard exoskeleton of the lice and nits begin to dissolve, nits and lice cannot survive when exposed to ClearLice formula. Head lice can never become immune to ClearLice. ClearLice products are gentle on your child’s scalp and can safely eliminate lice and nits in one day.