For several years now the media has reported an insidious invader spreading across our country. They have deemed this invader “super lice.” In truth, the only thing super about these lice is that they have become resistant to pyrethroid, a type of pesticide used in over-the-counter lice treatments. They are not, as their name suggest, […]Read More What you Need to Know about “Super lice”
Jesse’s Project was developed to protect children with serious illness from unnecessary exposure to potentially harmful chemicals contained in pesticidal head lice treatments and lice sprays. Children of any age or size are vulnerable to pesticides, and none are more at risk than the growing number of children treated for illnesses such as cancer, brain […]Read More Jesse’s Project
Many school districts around the country adhere to a strict zero-tolerance or “no nit” policy when lice and their nits are found to be present in the heads of even a few students. At this point, many of these schools encourage families with children who are so affected to stay at home until they are […]Read More School “Zero Lice/Nit” Policies: Justified or an Overreaction?
Dear Amy, I tried to express the problem and the solution without making it seem schools are cesspools of infestation, even though they can be…. As a health care provider I have often looked at lice (pediculosis) as a public health issue. I have come to find it as a very personal problem and concern. […]Read More Dear Amy, From Local School Nurse
Dear Amy, I tried to express the problem and the solution without making it seem schools are cesspools of infestation, even though they can be….As a health care provider I have often looked at lice (pediculosis) as a public health issue. I have come to find it as a very personal problem and concern. Children […]Read More
The reason that parents are often shocked when they find lice in their children’s hair is that they think they know all about how these bugs are transmitted. Some parents mistakenly believe that since their child is clean and lice only infest the heads of dirty people, there must be something amiss when they do […]Read More The 5 Most Unexpected Ways to get Head Lice
You’ve applied the latest over the counter medication to your scalp and that of your child thinking that’s it. You’ll just wait and presto. Your lice problem will be solved and for a time it is. Then months, weeks or even days later those nits and adult lice return taking up residence in your and […]Read More Reasons Your Head Lice Keep Returning