Head Lice Trends

Selfies and Head Lice

Is the trend of taking “selfies” especially among teenagers fueling an increase in the incidence of head lice? There are arguments to be made on both sides of this issue.

Does Medication Kill Lice?

Does Medication Kill Lice and Nits

Generally lice medications do not work to kill lice because lice have mutated and are now resistant to the chemicals in lice shampoos. Also lice eggs (nits) have a hard shell that prevents chemicals from penetrating and killing them.