LOUISVILLE, Ky. (March 2, 2015) – Amy Sharp and Barbara Frieden, co-owners of Nit Wits, were fed up with waging a losing war against chemically resistant head lice. That’s why their new lice treatment clinic offers a different way to treat humanities’s oldest pest problem.
“I had my first experience with head lice this summer when my two daughters were exposed after visiting family members,” Sharp said. “My sister knew about the AirAllé device, so we didn’t even attempt to get rid of the lice on our own. After one treatment we were lice free.”
Nit Wits is a dedicated treatment center with the sole purpose of ridding families of head lice using the all-natural, FDA-cleared AirAllé medical device. The device, which is exclusive to Nit Wits in Kentucky, utilizes warm air to gently dehydrate and kill head lice and their eggs in one treatment, effectively eliminating the need for chemical shampoos, medications, and messy home remedies.
The AirAllé device also serves as an answer to the growing problem of chemical lice resistance in the U.S. and Canada. After decades of overusing over-the-counter and prescription shampoos and medications, lice have evolved to become unresponsive to these treatments. “As a teacher in the area, I saw a need for a dedicated treatment location,” Sharp said. “It’s nothing to be ashamed of. We will have you lice free in an hour!” According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 6 to 12 million infestations occur each year in the U.S. among children 3 to 11 years of age. Some studies suggest that girls get head lice more often than boys, probably due to more frequent head-to-head contact.
To learn more about the AirAllé device or to tour the new Nit Wits treatment center, please contact Amy Sharp to schedule an interview.