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Treatment
Options

Lice Clinics of America

Sklice (prescription
pesticide)

Nix (OTC
pesticide)

Nitpicking and Combing

Treatments
Required

1

Utilizing the AirAllé® FDA-cleared medical device

1

Combing required

3+

Combings required

3+

Combings required. Any missed eggs or live bugs can lead to recurrence

Pesticides
Used

noneIvermectin, .5%Permethrin, 1%none

Clinical
Trial Results

99%

Combined efficacy on live lice & eggs of device, dimethicone & comb-out (93.7% with device alone)

71% – 76%

For live lice only

43% – 45%

For live lice only

none

Cost

$175 (on average)

For guaranteed one-and-done treatment.

$140 – $320

Often not covered by insurance.

$18/treatment

BUT contains pesticides and pesticide resistance has been documented in 48 U.S. states.

$270 (on average)

Based on $90/hr and 3-5 hours. Any missed eggs or live bugs can lead to recurrence.

Warnings

The AirAllé® device cannot be used to treat persons who cannot sense temperature or pain; who cannot communicate physical discomfort; who have open head wounds, sores, or visible signs of skin or scalp abnormalities or who have received radiation treatment of the head within the last 6 months; or those who have cranial or facial implants. Safe use of the AirAllé® device has not been demonstrated for children under the age of 4 years old.Consult your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, have allergies or skin conditions. Can cause eye irritation or burning sensation on skin. Not to be used on children less than 6 month old. Effects of an over dosage include rash, dizziness, vomiting, diarrhea, seizure, abdominal pain,
ataxia and paresthesia, among others.
Allergies, age restrictions, eye and skin irritation.No warnings; but high likelihood of recurrence.

Reference
List Citations

*Goates, B.M., Atkin, J.S.,
Wilding, K.G, Birch, K.G.,
Cottam, M.R., Bush, S.E.,
Clayton, D.H., (2006, November 1). An Effective Non-chemical Treatment for Head Lice: A Lot of Hot Air. Pediatrics, 118(5), 1962m 1970. Retrieved from here. *Fassler, J.E. (2012, February). A New Treatment Approach to Pediculosis Utilizing the LousebusterTM Device
(renamed AirAllé® ) and Safe, Non-toxic treatment solutions.(Abstract #:201221) Pediatric Infectious Disease Society.
St. Jude Pediatric Infectious Diseases Research Conference, Programs & Abstracts.
Sklice Lotion Efficacy & Safety. (2013). Retrieved from here. Sklice Lotion Side Effects Efficacy, 2013 Sanofi Pasteur Inc. last modified: 15-September-2013What Did The Clinical Trials Show? (2011) Retrieved from here.A Nit Picker is Essential to Effective Head Lice Treatment.(2012). Retrieved from here.
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