Lice Treatment Comparison

 
Treatment Choices LiceDoctors Lice Treatment Lice CLINICS OF AMERICA/Salons OTC CHEMICAL PRODUCTS/ Rx Products
PRICE

$199 for the first hour (including travel up to 50 miles) and $99 for each additional hour

$165-$245 per person

Cost of Doctors Visit
Cost of prescription
Ulesfia - $350/456 grams(1)
Ovide - average over $70 for 2oz(usually requires 3-6 bottles pp)(2)
Sklice - average $350 for 1 oz tube(3)

OTC-$20-$25 plus other wasted expenses such as missed days of work and school, laundry, etc.

AVERAGE PRICE FOR FAMILY OF 4 $300-$450 (including travel) $660-$780

$80-$100 plus above-mentioned costs--$1,000 (plus cost of doctor’s visit)

GUARANTEE 30 Days Varies by location and treatment option—30 days or fewer

None- limited consumer warranty

PESTICIDES None None

Permethrin, Pyrethrins (brands include Rid, Nix, Elimite)

EEFFECTIVENESS OF TREATMENT 99.9% with simple at-home follow-up plan—LiceDoctors has highest publicized success rate 94.8% for experienced operators(1)

75-76%(1)

RISKS/WARNINGS None—safe for all ages. No chemicals used. No recurrence of treated case. Can not be used on people who can’t sense heat or pain or who have open wounds on head or who have had radiation treatment to head within past 6 months or who have facial implants. Not demonstrated to be safe for kids under 4 years of age….
“CAUTION: Because the device delivers heated air, there is a slight possibility of scalp burn if the device is not used according to instructions.”(2)

Burning, itching, numbness, rash, redness, stinging, swelling... Nervous system side effects have included numbness and tingling (1% to 2%). Headache and dizziness have also been reported. Rare occurrences of seizure have been reported…Gastrointestinal side effects have included abdominal pain, diarrhea, and nausea and/or vomiting. General side effects have included fever.(4)

AVAILABILITY 7 am to midnight, 365 days a year Salons usually 10-6; 5-6 days a week NA
MEDICAL DOCTOR ON STAFF Yes.
Dr. Stephen Beck, board-certified physician.
No NA
SOURCE OF INFORMATION www.licedoctors.com

1. Journal of Medical Entomology

2. www.airalle.com

1. drugs.com/Ulesfia

2. goodrx.com/ovide

3. goodrx.com/sklice

4. drugs.com/OTC-side-effects