Kevin Croy, owner of Lice Clinics of America – New Jersey, wants the only madness you experience this March be due to college basketball. But as head lice have become a growing problem in the area, and spring break vacations bringing kids in close quarters, Croy says it pays to be prepared and to know how to treat head lice quickly and effectively.
“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says some 12 million children under 13 years-old get head lice each year,” Croy said. “There are about 48 million children in that age group in the United States, which means one in four will contract head lice.”
“Head lice are a growing problem due to the phenomena called ‘super lice,’” Croy said. “There isn’t anything particularly terrifying about these bugs, it is just that most lice in many countries, including the United States, are now immune to the pesticides used in popular lice shampoos.”
The most recent study on the subject, published in the Journal of Medical Entomology in 2016, found that 98 percent of head lice are new genetically resistant to pyrethroids, the class of pesticides common in lice products.
“Super lice are everywhere,” Croy said, “Including New Jersey. “ He continues by saying that, “We see first-hand how head lice can be maddening for parents as they often try several times to treat children with traditional products, not knowing they won’t work. Meanwhile, they are dousing children’s hair in pesticides, which have been linked to behavioral and developmental problems in children.”
If your child does come home with head lice, Lice Clinics of America – New Jersey has a guaranteed solution. The clinic is part of the world’s largest network of professional lice treatment centers and the exclusive provider of treatment using the revolutionary AirAllé® medical device. The AirAllé device was cleared by the FDA after it was found in clinical trials to kill live lice and more than 99 percent of eggs (nits) in a single one-hour treatment. Treatment is guaranteed to be effective.
“When we tell people they can be lice-free in an hour, guaranteed, they are thrilled,” Croy said. “Especially when they’ve been trying, and failing, to treat it on their own.” There’s no reason to go mad this March for any reason other than your bracket getting busted. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, visit https://liceclinicsjersey.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (609) 422-5423.