In a recent study (Do drowning and anoxia kill head lice?) researchers found that 100 percent of tested lice survived 8 hours without oxygen, and 6 hours immersed in water. Many lice were able to survive under those conditions for much longer.
Here is the link to the 2018 study from the National Institutes of Health (Link Here)
What does this mean:
Most home remedies will not start to kill live lice unless the treatment is longer than 8 hours. The study shows the treatment would need to last 14 hours to kill 88% of the live lice. These home treatments include butter, mayonnaise, oils, petroleum jelly, Listerine, swimming, etc
The study confirmed the non-toxic treatment for live lice used by LCA Kingwood results in head lice death within 30 min of treatment.
A successful Lice Treatment requires addressing the live lice and the unhatched eggs (nits). Any home remedy treatment can only kill live lice, not nits (unhatched eggs). Any successful home treatment would require a second treatment 7 to 10 days after the first treatment to kill any newly hatched lice before they can produce new eggs. If this is not done, the cycle will start over again.
LCA Kingwood uses a FDA-cleared treatment that kills head lice and 99.2 percent of lice eggs in a single treatment.
We can help with any questions, concerns, or treatments. Call with any questions.
About Lice Clinics of America – Kingwood
LCA Kingwood has one goal in mind: to give parents and family the safest, most complete and effective head-lice treatment available allowing you to be lice free.
Our lice treatment is FDA-cleared and formulated (with no toxic chemicals) to get rid of lice and nits every time, for every person, with just one treatment. We guarantee it.
Lice Clinics of America – Kingwood
2330 Timber Shadow Drive, Kingwood, TX 77339