Kids are in school which means the risk of head lice is also in session. Children get head lice from each other, so the more often your child is around friends and classmates, the higher the risk is that they’ll contract head lice from someone. Furthermore, now that we live in the digital age where mobile phones are a norm, children are getting lice from selfies.
In a recent study, more than 200 kids were tested for a study that found a correlation between owning a smartphone or tablet and getting head lice. The study found that those with smartphones and tablets are twice as likely to get head lice than those without devices.
As selfies increase, so do head lice infestations. Selfies provide a prime opportunity for head lice to crawl from head to head as children get close and bump heads.
Selfies have also led to older children getting lice as well. This suggests that an increased usage of the smart devices strongly correlates with an increased rate of head lice incidents. An older child may take a selfie with their younger sibling or someone they babysit and contract head lice that then spread to their friends and so on. Head lice are not only abundant in elementary schools anymore, although still most common there.
Head lice are more rampant than ever before but there are fewer treatment options than ever before. Super lice have made their way into most states, meaning they are resistant to over-the-counter treatments, making it hard to kill them chemicals that are safe for your children to be exposed to.
When it comes to lice treatment, it should be a first priority to choose one that is high quality and non-toxic, which is exactly what we offer at our clinic. All of our treatments are safe and effective and our AirAllé® treatment is not only our most popular but also the best on the market. It is unique, fast and effective and environmentally friendly.
Over-the-counter treatments are not effective, making our treatments extremely valuable to parents.