Monday, August 24, 2015

Super Strains of lice spread -- Try Jordan Essentials

My Jordan Essentials Customers have been using Jordan Essential Tea Tree oil (a not chemical way to deal with and help to protect against Head Lice.    


Super-strains of lice spread to 25 states: Are they in yours?

Head lice, long the bane of parents and kids across the country, are becoming a much worse problem: Strains of the pesky parasites that are resistant to most over-the-counter treatments have now been found in at least 25 states.

Mother treating daughter's hair against liceShutterstock
The spread of an ultra-strain of lice means you'll need to use a higher dose of chemical to kill them.
Lice — and other insects — are increasingly becoming resistant to pyrethroids, the active ingredients in most OTC concoctions, according to Kyong Yoon, an assistant professor at Southern Illinois University—Edwardsvillle. Yoon was part of the research team that initially discovered the new ultra-resistant strains.
In a new study, Yoon and his colleagues decided to find out how widespread these resistant strains were.
"We collected 109 lice populations and 104 had high levels of gene mutations," Yoon reported at the annual meeting of the American Chemical Society.
Researchers are finding thathead lice that are becoming resistant to OTC treatments.Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Researchers are finding that head lice that are becoming resistant to OTC treatments. Red states: 100 percent of the tested lice were resistant. Orange states: 50 to 90 percent of lice were resistant. Yellow states: 1 percent to 49 percent were resistant. Blue states: Data hasn't been analyzed yet. White states haven't been tested.

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