Lice Treatment Comparison
|Treatment Choices||LiceDoctors Lice Treatment||Lice CLINICS OF AMERICA/Salons||OTC CHEMICAL PRODUCTS/ Rx Products|
$199 for the first hour (including travel up to 50 miles) and $99 for each additional hour
|$165-$245 per person||
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
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)||
|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.
|SOURCE OF INFORMATION||www.licedoctors.com||www.airalle.com|