The OTC Lotion Permethrin is Potentially Harmful
Research and evidence have suggested lice have been around for approximately 5.5 million years. Scientists have even found head lice in the tombs/coffins of well-preserved mummies dating back to 3000 B.C. Throughout the millions of years head lice have managed to evolve, adapt, and survive it all. Which is why it comes as no surprise when a new strain of lice was produced, they were known as super lice.
What Is Permethrin?
Both permethrin and pyrethrins are made from synthetic pesticides and sold as an over-the-counter lotion treatment used to treat common head lice. This lotion only can kill live lice and is unable to eradicate the lice eggs (nits). Due to the fact permethrin can only kill live lice that can cause a potential problem to arise because if the nits hatch the head lice infestation begins all over again.
When “super lice” is brought up many people have a million questions zooming through their head. What does super lice look like? How are they different from common lice? Are they more harmful or dangerous? The only difference between common lice and super lice is super lice are a divergent strain that have become resistant to permethrin and pyrethrin. They look identical to common lice, and they do not carry or transmit any diseases. The key difference is if your child has a head lice infestation of super lice and uses the OTC topical permethrin it will be ultimately useless. Instead, bring your child into Fresh Heads Lice Removal. Whether your child has super lice or common lice, one single treatment using our AirAlle system will remove all lice the first go around.
The Dangers of Permethrin
Permethrin has been around for some time and because of this many physicians and researchers have identified permethrin as potentially harmful due to its toxic components. For example, permethrin has been linked to endocrine disorders and disruption in children. Specifically, commercial grade permethrin was found to interfere with androgen receptors which can interfere and delay puberty in children.
As a parent your number one priority is your children’s safety and by using permethrin as a way to treat head lice, you’re putting their safety at possible risk. Throw away the permethrin lotion because there are too many dangers and risks attached. Instead bring your child into our lice removal service in Orlando, FL, where your child’s safety is never a question but a guarantee.
Our Fresh Heads Clinics are the #1 Choice in Orlando, FL
Here at Fresh Heads Lice Removal our AirAlle treatment is FDA approved and in one single treatment can dehydrate lice and lice eggs safely. There are no toxins or pesticides used because we understand keeping your children healthy and safe will always be at the core. Stop by one of our many locations: Jacksonville, FL, Orlando, FL, and Savannah, GA.
Schools Without Lice
At Fresh Heads Lice Removal, our mission is to get rid of lice in schools across the United States. We’ve partnered with the Lice Clinics of America to create the Schools Without Lice program. Through this program, we provide school nurses and teachers with free screenings, resources, and treatments. Together, we can have schools without lice!