The Problem with Chemical Lice Treatment
Lice or louse may not be as harmful to your health as ticks or other pests, but they are an extreme inconvenience in day-to-day life. As soon as lice settles in, they can be difficult to get rid of and could possibly cause an infestation among people. Most people, when they get lice, tend to use chemical lice treatments. The problem with this is that these chemical lice treatments are in fact even more of a problem than the lice itself.
Does Lindane and Malathion Kill Lice?
Most chemical treatments for lice are less effective than they used to be. The chemical treatments for lice can also be quite dangerous. One of the chemical treatments people use to treat lice is lindane. Lindane was discovered to be highly toxic and was linked to the development of seizures and cancer. Although it has a bad reputation, people still continue to use it as a treatment for lice.
Another chemical treatment used is Malathion, which is a nerve gas derivative commonly used for pest control. It is considered safer than lindane but it is still associated with negative health effects such as an asthma trigger and a suspected endocrine disruptor. Due to the negative impacts of these chemical treatments, it is better to use natural remedies.
Benefits of Not Using Chemicals
Not using chemicals to remove lice from your hair is beneficial in the long run. Many chemical treatments used for lice are the same ones used in commercial pesticides. By using more natural alternatives, you can avoid skin irritation and chemical burns.
Instead of using chemical treatments, seek professional help. Lice Clinics of America have a special device, the AirAlle, that uses warm air. Warm air dehydrates and desiccates the nits from the head. The AirAlle device is FDA approved and can treat an entire head in around 90 minutes. It is able to kill lice by blowing heated air through its applicator tip along the scalp and hair shafts. Seeking professional help instead of chemicals will leave your hair and scalp happier and healthier.
Get Professional Help with Lice Clinics of America in South Carolina
At Lice Clinics of America, you can be checked and helped by a professional. To rid the head of lice we treat the head by using heated air. If you do not want to self-check for lice or have an at-home visit, visit one of our two locations, Greenville or Anderson to speak with a lice specialist. You can book now to find a lice specialist near you.