Super Lice Are Alive and Well in Nashville.1
Find out how to get rid of them if your family has an infestation.
How widespread are they?
Super lice occur at a rate of nearly 100% across 48 states.
This map shows the number of new cases reported over the last 30 days* in the Nashville area.2
*As of August 31, 2020
What exactly are “super lice”?
Super lice are just head lice that are harder to kill because they’ve become resistant to most over-the-counter treatments sold at your local pharmacy.1
Home remedies are either ineffective or unsafe.
Currently, there are no FDA-approved clinical studies to demonstrate that home remedies kill lice. But there is evidence that they can be harmful to children.4
This messy solution may kill some adult lice, but it won’t kill nits (eggs)!
Tea Tree Oil
May deter lice and insects, but it certainly won’t kill them.
Most over-the-counter products no longer work.
Calling Your Doctor Is the Best Solution.
Confirm your head lice infestation. Then ask your healthcare provider about an FDA-approved prescription medicine that’s safe and effective, with a 10-minute application—and prescribed by 3 out of 5 pediatricians.2
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- Gellatly KJ, Krim S, Palenchar DJ, et al. Expansion of the knockdown resistance frequency map for human head lice (phthiraptera: pediculidae) in the United States using quantitative sequencing. Journal of Medical Entomology, 2016:653-659
- IQVIA July 24, 2020
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Parasites – Lice – Head Lice: Epidemiology & Risk Factors. www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head/epi.html
- Head lice. (2020, July 10). Retrieved July 15, 2020, from https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/head-lice/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20356186