If your child comes home with head lice crawling in their hair, your first instinct is probably to dash to the store in search of products that will kill the little buggers immediately. However, that’s not always the best course of action. Most over-the-counter products fail to actually remove the lice. Not convinced? Here are three reasons why over-the-counter treatments don’t work and aren’t worth your money.
- They often contain harmful chemicals. Ever heard of Lindane Lotion? It claims to remove scabies and lice, but the side effects can be dangerous. The World Health Organization labels the product as “moderately hazardous,” and people have reported feeling dizzy and sick after using it. Other products are also full of toxins and worrisome ingredients.
- Super lice are immune to the products. As lice have evolved, they’ve become more and more resistant to common treatment procedures. Over-the-counter products are especially inept when it comes to killing them. In fact, the failure rates of the products are only increasing, causing higher numbers of people to miss school and work until they can get rid of the lice.
- They’re expensive and ineffective. Most doctor-prescribed medicines and at-home elimination kits ring at $20 or more. One can easily spend hundreds of dollars trying to fight lice with products that are ineffective. Why waste the money on those products when the odds of completely eliminating any lice are slim?
The smartest way to quickly and efficiently deal with a lice infestation is to visit a professional lice removal service like Lice Lifters Treatment Centers. With reasonable prices and a special all-natural killing agent, the treatment centers’ expert Lifticians can destroy any and all lice activity with one treatment that includes no harmful ingredients. Their two treatment centers, located in Frisco and Southlake, are open for in-office emergency head lice treatments and will provide a follow-up at-home treatment. There will be no wasted money and no useless products. They even can accept insurance through HSA/Flex-spending credit cards.