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Back to School with Super Lice: What Can Parents Do?

From the Show: Health Radio
Summary: Since super lice are drug-resistant, what treatment options are available?
Air Date: 9/10/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Claire Roberts, CEO of Lice Clinics of America
Claire RobertsClaire Roberts specializes in launching early stage ventures, leading them through high growth and positioning them to reach their high performance potential. She has a diverse industry background as a CEO covering manufacturing and distribution, technology, new media and medical informatics.
Back to School with Super Lice: What Can Parents Do?
Kids have gone back to school, and the recent news surrounding super lice may have many parents concerned.

Nearly one million prescriptions are given out per year in an attempt to eradicate the head-scratching issue but are no longer effective. These mutated, chemical-resistant lice are popping up around the country.

Just how can these super lice be eliminated?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it's estimated that six to 12 million infestations happen annually in the U.S. Usually, doctors will prescribe an OTC medication; but, drug-resistant lice have become a huge problem.

Since super lice are drug-resistant, what treatment options are available?

CEO of Lice Clinics of America, Claire Roberts joins Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss the signs of lice, as well as why super lice are different than what you might have dealt with in the past.
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