Super Strain Lice Have Invaded Michigan

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.

We’ve all gotten lice at one point in our lives. Am I right? I’ll just assume I am and tell my story.

I’ll never forget the day my mom found lice in my hair. It was like a bomb went off and it was clean up time. She washed EVERYTHING that wasn’t metal, glass or wood. She  shampooed my hair with RID and drove me to a hair salon to have my hair chopped off. This was literally the first time my hair was short and I hated it. That is my memory of lice and it’s not a fond one.

There is a new super-strain lice that has spread to 25 states and is resistant to most over the counter treatments! In the map above you will see that many states are 100 percent resistant and Michigan is one of them. This strain is resistant to move OTC medications, but there are still ways to get rid of it.

Learn more about what to do and not to do if you find lice (here).

Courtney Lawless

Courtney is the traveling mom! She has 3 girls and is the founder of Detroit Mommies and currently lives in Florida. You can follow her on Twitter @courtneyRVL.

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