School is just around the corner and there's tons on your mind - buying school supplies and clothes, getting the kids back on a sleep schedule, figuring out after school activities... the list goes on and on. Now there's one more thing you have to worry about - 'Super Lice.'

Common Head Lice
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Lice... gross. Those nasty little bugs that can infest your kids' heads, and make both you and them miserable. Lice are bad enough on their own, and take time to get rid of. But now there's a sign of 'Super Lice' - Lice that are resistant to most of the over-the-counter treatments.

A study was done by collecting groups of lice from all over the United States, and testing them for gene mutations that make them resistant to treatment. According to the study reported from Today,

Strains of the pesky parasites that are resistant to most over-the-counter treatments have now been found in at least 25 states.

And New York happens to be one of them. According to the study, New York fell in the range of having 50 - 90 percent (of the collected lice), resistant.

So what do you do if your child comes home with lice? Experts still suggest using the over-the-counter medicine. They do caution however, to use the treatment correctly and follow the directions closely. If the lice still doesn't go away, you may have to call a pediatrician and get a prescription for stronger medicine.




[Today via WPDH]

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