Beware of super lice this March Break


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Beware of super lice this March Break
Adam Swimmer
Published:
March 10, 2019
Updated:
March 10, 2019 1:21 PM EDT
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While you may have a string of activities planned for your kids this March Break, one thing you may not be prepared for is head lice or, even worse, super lice.
Akin to a super bug in a hospital that is resistant to antibiotics, Lice Crew co-founder and vice-president Stacey Silverstein said super lice is a mutant strain that has developed an immunity to the pesticides in some of the over-the-counter lice prevention products. But there are pesticide-free lice prevention sprays that can be useful to keep the parasitic insects from returning.
‘If you’ve had lice, you’re more desirable,” said the lice removal expert, who added lice leave a scent in the hair can attract more lice in the future. A spray is available to change that scent.
With things like daycamps and sleepovers at the homes of friends on the itinerary during this week’s March Break, the spread of lice can become a problem.
“The best way to prevent head lice is … to check your children with a professional lice comb,” Silverstein added.
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A stainless steel lice comb with micro-grooved teeth, she said, can remove lice and nits (lice eggs) from the hair. But the key to fighting lice is communication.
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“If you do have head lice, you should tell your friends and family,” said Silverstein. “Because if you make them aware that you might have given them head lice, then they’re going to do something about it.”
She said only 50% of sufferers show symptoms, such as itching and head scratching, so you could have lice without knowing it.
Lice is seen on hair strands in this supplied photo. The Lice Crew/HO
OTHER TIPS TO STAY LICE FREE
● Wash clothing, bedding used within last 24 hours
● Place stuffed animals in dryer on high heat for at least 30 minutes, or in a sealed plastic bag for 24 hours
● Vacuum carpets, rugs and furniture (or cover it for 24 hours)
● Remove hair from brush and wash it in hot soapy water or put it in a sealed plastic bag in freezer for 24 hours.
● Tie long hair back
— Information compiled from The Lice Crew

http://licecrew.com
http://torontosun.com/news/local-new...is-march-break
 
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2 parts 3% hydrogen peroxide/ 1 part water with as much borax dissolved in it as possible, wash, do nit towel dry, comb daily (14 days) with a metal live comb. Repeat treatment 10 days later. The water/borax solution might be a decent rinse as the material left behind is an effective anti-septic.

When a bug is 'pesticide resistant' it comes from a Monsanto bio-warfare lab.
 

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