Melanie Sherman has been on the front lines of head lice battles as a teacher and a day care center owner, but when she was confronted with head lice in her own family, she reacted like so many parents do. “I was that panicked mom who had no clue what to do,” she said. “I scoured the Internet and stumbled on Lice Clinics of America®. One hour later we were in the car driving four hours to our closest clinic.”
She liked what she found, and this year she opened Lice Clinics of America – Bakersfield (https://liceclinicsbakersfield.com), which provides screening, diagnosis and treatment options for people infested with head lice and is staffed by certified operators of the AirAllé® medical device. The AirAllé® FDA-cleared medical device that is clinically shown to kill live lice and more than 99 percent of eggs in a single treatment that takes about an hour and is guaranteed to be effective.
Families increasingly try and fail to treat head lice with traditional head lice treatment products. Head lice have developed a genetic resistance to the chemical pesticides in the most popular products. The most recent study in the Journal of Medical Entomology published in 2016 found that 98 percent of super lice in most U.S. states are resistant to their active ingredients. The pesticides used in traditional lice products have also been linked to developmental and behavioral problems in children.