The best way to keep lice from coming back is with a good treatment product, a perfectly timed follow up schedule and a prevention plan. Read our guide.
How do you keep lice from coming back?
Unfortunately, many lice treatments do not work for various reasons. In many lice products, including the biggest national brands, the main ingredient is no longer effective. In most cases it’s not that lice came back but that the lice eggs (nits) were never fully eradicated. This not only means you have lice again a day, a week or a month later but you are also putting friends and family at risk. The second challenge is that while you may kill or remove all the adult lice, the OTC combs are not tight enough making it difficult to remove all the nits and you may face lice again a week later. Another challenge is telling people you had lice so they can check and treat if needed. So how do you keep lice from coming back?
The best way to keep lice from coming back is with a good treatment product, a perfectly timed follow up schedule, a prevention plan and communication to avoid any future lice outbreaks.
Effective Lice Treatment – The First Treatment
An effective lice treatment is not a one and done process. First – you have to use a quality, effective product. Many people run to the big chain pharmacy and buy the common over-the-counter treatment. These products are no longer as effective as they were years ago and these companies have no interest in really helping you solve the problem. If you have to treat over and over again, you just buy more product. These products don’t kill the bugs or the nits and the combs are lousy (pun intended). So you’re first step should be to make sure you have a modern, effective product.
The Follow-Up Lice Treatment
This is the part that is the most frustrating for us here at the Center for Lice Control and if you only take away one thing – please note that effective lice eradication requires a few treatments to address the lifecycle. Biggest mistake most people make is they do so much work the first day or two, they think they got it all, they don’t see anything, no one is itchy anymore and think they’re done. They don’t do the follow up treatments as instructed by the product they’re using and have lice again in a few weeks.
Lice and their nits are very difficult to see and they are designed by nature to not be found. We rely on combing to check for evidence of lice or nits but people check visually and they don’t see anything and they think they are good. Sadly this is a common problem with most lice treatments.
It takes 7-10 days for a nit to hatch and another 7-10 days for that bug to mature and lay nits the next generation of nits. Understanding the life cycle of the louse, it makes perfect sense to treat 3 times to end the louses life cycle. Make sure you treat a second and third time (remember the lifecycle) and always stock CLC’s Lice Attack Solution.
Our mission at the Center for Lice Control is to control lice outbreaks. Order CLC’s Lice Products, call our free hot line 610-364-5615 or stop in to Center for Lice Control Salon located at 68 W. Eagle Road, Havertown, PA 19083.
Our Lice Attack Solution (8 oz) defeats all live lice with the first treatment. It contains no pesticides and is safe enough to use on people of all ages. This one bottle yields approximately 4-8 treatments.
This is hands down the best and most effective lice and nit remover comb available. It’s patented fine-tooth design ensures you can get every last tiny nit and makes it what professional nit pickers use.