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OTC Head Lice Removal Treatments: Why they are Ineffective and Possibly Dangerous

OTC Head Lice Removal Treatments: Why they are Ineffective and Possibly Dangerous

Treatment methods and lice removal products cannot remove ALL lice and nits on a human head, and do not come with a 100% lice-free guarantee. What happens; the lice that remain continue to lay eggs, nits continue to hatch, and re-infestation occurs.  Proper manual combing and removal of live lice and viable nits is the only way to properly treat head lice and prevent re-infestation.  I have seen this scenario repeated time and time again where a parent goes to the pharmacy comes out with what they think will be the magic potion (which may be toxic) to rid the family of head lice.  After countless stressful hours, lost work & school/camp time waisted money and the individuals still have head lice.  We get the distress call at Meticulice.  We always welcome calls before this occurs and are always happy to share information to support your decision.

Remember there are no over-the-counter or prescription treatments that claim to kill lice that are totally safe and scientifically proven to be 100% effective against head lice and nits. These treatments are potentially harmful pesticides and reliance on them promotes repeated use and contributes to toxic build up in the system and resistance to the pesticides. Are we REALLY prepared to expose our children or ourselves to HARMFUL chemicals?

Each person is unique and can react differently to these chemicals. Although the FDA requires testing before the product is approved, it can’t foresee potential problems in every individual. It’s common for the FDA to  hear about issues after the damage has been done. The National Pediculosis Association (NPA) warns there are many instances chemical head lice products should not be used. In general, children’s growing bodies are far less able to process these chemicals. They have less developed immune systems, their detoxification processes are not yet developed and their organs are still growing. This makes them far more susceptible and sensitive to toxic threats. Which can have been known to cause immune system suppression, seizures, vomiting, diarrhea, convulsions, circulatory collapse, behavioral changes, neuromuscular damage, chronic skin eruptions, liver damage, asthma, respiratory failure, still birth, birth defects, cancer and even death.

Give Meticulice a call first as we do sell a natural alternative to the OTC products and offer you instructions and our support in doing it at home.  Another choice customers make is to have us do a head check after they try a natural removal at home to be sure the in home removal was successful.