Updated on April 23, 2018
CHEMICAL TREATMENTS MAY AFECT YOUR BABY
LiceDoctors strongly urges you to avoid using chemical lice treatments during pregnancy (or any time!). As we know, what goes into your body can be absorbed by the baby. There are chemicals in lice treatments that have the potential to have harmful effects on a baby. Why put your baby at possible risk when there are safer and more efficacious options available?
WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE PREGNANT AND FIND THAT YOU HAVE HEAD LICE
The American Pregnancy Association (americanpregnancy.org) lists some natural alternatives to chemicals for pregnant women.
In England, current guidelines warn against the use of chemicals.
“Current UK guidelines recommend that pregnant women with head lice use ‘wet combing’ to clear lice. This avoids the use of any chemicals. Wet combing involves thorough, frequent combing of wet hair with a special comb.” (www.nhs.uk).
Another UK site states: “permethrin - this is contraindicated in pregnancy and therefore should not be used; malathion - although this is not specifically contraindicated, as an organophosphate the normal precautionary principle of prescribing in pregnancy should be applied and it is probably not indicated for head lice which are an antisocial infestation rather than a significant disease; nit combing is the treatment of choice.” Source General Practice Notebook
LiceDoctors technicians use all-natural treatment plans that work to get rid of your head lice problems without dangerous chemicals. Our treatments carry no risks of side effects or long term effects on your baby. Isn’t that a more prudent option for pregnant (and non-pregnant) women? Call for an appointment at 800-224-2537. You can relax knowing our effective, proven treatment is safe for you and safe for your baby.