At LiceDoctors, we have been advocating for natural lice treatments for several years. We have seen first-hand the results of usage of chemical treatments on families—that is we have seen live lice crawling on the heads of family members who have self-treated with chemicals. Plain and simple: the chemical lice products often do not kill the bugs and they do not penetrate the shell of the nits (eggs). A major study was completed recently at the University of Southern Illinois showing that there are resistant lice in at least 25 states. At LiceDoctors, we have seen resistant lice in over 40 states.
Perhaps more troubling is that the advocacy group in Cambridge, MA, National Pediculosis Association (NPA) has recently published on its website (headlice.org) articles that discuss the harm of chemical treatments. The following is an alert found on the site: “Alert! Discontinue chemical treatment at the earliest sign of failure! The NPA advises parents to discontinue the use of any treatment at the earliest sign of failure and to avoid using other chemicals. Manual removal is the best option whenever possible, especially when treatment products have failed.”
Other articles include:
- June 7, 2016 Low-Dose Chemical Exposure and Cancer.
“According to estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), environmental toxic exposures are responsible for between 7% and 19% of human cancers.
- June 4 Head lice probably resistant to ivermectin recovered from two rural girls in Dielmo, a village in Sine-Saloum, Senegal.
Diatta G, Abat C, Sokhna C, Tissot-Dupont H, Rolain JM, Raoult D.
— Source: Int J Antimicrob Agents.
- June 2 Lindane Lotion Discontinuation.
“Wockhardt/Morton Grove Pharmaceuticals announced discontinuation of Lindane Lotion 1%. They’ve decided to stop manufacturing product as of 6-2-16.” – Noted in Current and Resolved Drug Shortages and Discontinuations Reported to FDA
— Source: United States Food and Drug Administration.
- Jan 29 WARNING! Safety of oral ivermectin in children
“Ivermectin is an antiparasitic drug, a derivate of avermectins, and a product of fermentation of an actinomycete, Streptomyces avermitilis. It’s structure associates two avermectins. Ivermectin acts on the chloride-dependent channels of both glutamate and γ-aminobutyric acid, interrupting neurotransmission in invertebrates. In humans, several mechanisms of brain protection exist, including P-glycoprotein, present on the apical face of endothelial cells of the blood-brain barrier and coded by the MDR1 gene. Ivermectin is presently used in mass treatment of onchocerciasis, other filariasis, some intestinal nematode infections, but also in scabies, and more rarely in resistant head lice. The side effects described are related to the release of antigen and cause an inflammatory reaction. Studies conducted in children or infants have shown good tolerance of ivermectin. However, its use in infants who weigh less than 15kg is a problem because of the absence of marketing authorization for this age group. However, the risk of excessive and uncontrolled use in head lice requires close surveillance.” Note: Article in French.
— Source: Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved. PMID: 26697814
These articles beg the question: Why use lice chemicals when they may carry unwanted side effects and are often ineffective? The answer is obvious: DON’T!
LiceDoctors offers safe alternatives,that are all-natural and guaranteed to work every time. Don’t waste time, money, and possibly your health using chemicals—go with a tried and true SAFE treatment! Call LiceDoctors at 800-224-2537.