We live in a world filled with creepy-crawlies. We’ve also become more and more aware of them each year. From dust mites to mosquitoes, seemingly nuisance pests are wreacking more and more havoc. Then, each spring moms are starting to cut their boys’ hair to make it easier to do tick checks (all our friends are nervous about ticks after our Lyme Disease issues). Other than ticks, our biggest tiny bug anxiety is about lice.
Do you remember that feeling of squickiness and shame when the school nurse found out you had lice? ick But now parents are not only worried about eliminating the lice and nits, but also worried about using pesticides on their children’s heads in order to kill off the lice. Everyone needs to comb every strand of hair, but coating the head in olive oil or mayonaise and then a hair thingie for 3 hours seems to work, but not everyone can do that. The kind folks at MomCentral have teamed up with Lice MD to show parents that there’s an alternative to pesticides sitting on their pharmacy shelf.
LiceMD Hair Lice & Egg Treatment was easy for me to find on the pharmacy shelves, it was right near all the pesticide-filled treatments. The pricing is also comparable, which was encouraging, as many natural products are priced significantly higher than the non-natural products. Plus at Lice MD.com you can download a $1 off coupon (but only if you are using Windows).
LiceMD has created a product that has many advantages over pesticides, and even some over the oil-on-head method. The product eliminates lice in 10 minutes after it has been applied (much nicer than 3 hours!), and also super-conditions the hair to make it easier to comb through. The LiceMD Hair Lice & Egg Treatment includes a patented lice comb, and after the treatment has sat for the 10 minutes, you need to comb every section of hair very carefully. They suggest using bobby pins to section off the completed hair.
You do need to check your child’s head daily for 10 days and also wash bedding and clean your house, but because LiceMD Hair Lice & Egg Treatment has no pesticides it doesn’t contribute to pesticide-resistent lice, and also can be used more than once if the lice recur.
My children didn’t get lice during my review time, but I’m very impressed with the LiceMD Hair Lice & Egg Treatment and the information on the LiceMD webpage. This is good information to be saved for later use! It’s nice to know that companies are making pesticide-free options for lice treatment!
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