Well, all the buzz about super bugs or super lice is alarming to families dealing with head lice. The fact remains that research is showing super lice have stronger exoskeletons and the little bugs have even changed there egg laying habits to fool those trying to eradicate them with certain over the counter medications. Heartland Health Heads Lice Removal and Resource Center is now partnering with the University of Massachusetts to study the persistent little buggers. The University of Massachusetts is now researching head lice around the United States to see where and how prevalent resistance is to over the counter products.
If you choose to use an over the counter product like Rid or Nix be sure to follow instructions carefully and seek an alternative treatment if not effective. Treatment products may vary, but it still remains that combing and nitpicking is necessary to remove all nits (eggs). While nitpicking is a slow and tedious process the tiny super lice can not become immune to a good lice comb. Get a good lice comb and comb weekly to stay ahead of any lice infestation. Treating early is important and prevents transmission of lice to others. Patience, persistence and a good lice comb could be the only defense to stand the test of time. If you choose a professional lice removal service make sure they offer rechecks to ensure you are lice free. Stay tuned for more research and tips on treating the resistant lice.