You may have seen in the news lately how there is a “Super Lice” outbreak. Here is everything you need to know about them.
What makes these head lice “Super”? – They are a strain that is immune to over the counter applications. They are specifically immune to Pyrethroids, the common ingredient used in over the counter lice treatments.
How do I know if my child has any type of Lice? The symptoms of head lice include the feeling of something moving in the hair, an itchy scalp and of course seeing the little bugs crawling around.
How do I know if my child has Super lice? The easiest way to diagnose a Super lice is with the simplest realization that over the counter treatments are NOT working.
What can I do? Although it’s not proven to be 100% effective on all the Super lice. DIY home treatments are popular amongst our readers with a very high success rate so we think it’s worth a try with these low cost kitchen ingredients. If it works for you come back and let us know.
Here are some DIY treatments we think you should try and don’t forget about using recipes to avoid them in the first place. Every morning I place a tea-tree oil/water mix onto my children’s hair. We have NEVER had lice.