National Pediculosis Association Urges Centers for Disease Control to Act Promptly on Reviewing and Updating its Information on Treating Children with Head Lice.
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Head lice resources and information for parents, health care professionals, and organizations brought to you by the National Pediculosis Association,® Inc. Learn to screen, detect and remove head lice and nits safely and effectively. See the NPA Mission Statement.
Combing is a safer, more effective head lice solution! “Diagnosis of louse infestation using a louse comb is four times more efficient than direct visual examination and twice as fast.”
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What To Do About Head Lice
Parents naturally put their children first, constantly seeking information to keep their families nurtured and safe. But when it comes to head lice, they’re often confronted with conflicting guidance and misinformation—leading them to make potentially risky and ineffective treatment decisions. Among the hazards are serious health effects from repeated exposure to various pesticide remedies, treatment failures, lice resistance, and chronic infestations that make parents and children feel desperate and overwhelmed. The NPA advises parents to comb first, to discontinue the use of any treatment at the earliest sign of failure, and to avoid using other chemicals. Manual removal of head lice with a comb is the best option whenever possible.