According to a study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health and substantiated by a perception study of school nurses, elementary school-age children miss between 12 and 24 million days of school every year due to lice.* That’s more lost school days than asthma.
The fact is, lice are a leading cause of lost school days in the U.S. Yet, the leading medical institutions are way behind in keeping up with current recommendations for treating lice. They continue to recommend over-the-counter treatments, home remedies, and prescriptions, all of which have major shortcomings.
Heated-air treatment is rarely even mentioned by the major medical websites. It’s time that moms get the truth about what works and what doesn’t.
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*Price JH, Burkhart CN, Burkhart CG, Islam R. School nurses’ perceptions of and experiences with head lice. J Sch Health 1999;69:153-8.