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One of the most popular questions we get on lice is "Why is lice so rampant now?" There are a couple of answers to this question. First is that the toxic chemicals that were used 20-30 years ago are not working to their fullest potential anymore. Lice have evolved, they have become resistant to products like Rid, Nix, Ovide, etc. This makes the products even more dangerous for us to use simply because we tend to use more of it to get rid of the infestation. A simple solution to this is don't use chemicals to battle a lice infestation.
“I don’t have lice because I’m not itchy.” This is a common statement that parents tell me when they bring their kids into my Lice Treatment Center located in Oceanside, NY. We advise that all family members get checked because sometimes you DON’T itch! Eight out of ten mothers are treated for lice along with their kids. Why do some people itch while others have no sign of lice? The itching is actually an allergic reaction to the louses saliva. Much like when you itch from a mosquito bite.