It’s that time of year again—for lilies, chocolate bunnies, marshmallow chicks, and, of course, egg hunts. Every spring, parents bring their children to places to hunt for eggs and kids rush around filling their baskets with delightfully colored eggs and other treats.
But there are some eggs no parent or child in Louisville wants to find at Easter or any other time of the year—nits, precursors to head lice. When you find these eggs, you want to get rid of them as quickly as possible.
Nit Wits – Lice Clinics of America in Louisville held its annual Egg Hunt on April 7th, when we provided free head screenings and lice treatments for anyone with an active case of head lice!
The Nit Wits Annual Egg Hunt began in 2016 to call attention to the fact that some 12 million people contract head lice each year in the United States alone, to debunk the myth that head lice are related to poor hygiene, and to show that safe, effective treatment options are available.
“Every year, people come to our clinic to get checked and treated for head lice, for free,” said Amy Sharp, owner of Nit Wits – Lice Clinics of America – Louisville. “We hold this event as a service to our community to reduce the stigma associated with head lice and to show that there is a revolutionary treatment available that make lice treatment faster, easier, and safer.”
Nit Wits is the area’s exclusive provider of treatment using the AirAllé, an FDA-cleared Class I medical device, clinically proven to kill live lice and more than 99 percent of eggs using warm air to dehydrate lice and nits. No pesticides are used, and the entire treatment process takes about an hour.
Head lice have become tougher to treat in recent decades as they have become immune to pyrethroids, the pesticide used in the most popular over-the-counter lice products. The most recent study found that 98 percent of lice in most U.S. states are resistant to pyrethroids. Pyrethroids have also been linked to behavioral and developmental problems in children, including poor attention and early puberty in boys.
“We want everyone to know that there is no need to use dangerous pesticides on your children,” Amy Sharp said. “Science and medicine have made safer alternatives available to families.”
Nit Wits has successfully helped over 2,400 clients to end the cycle of lice for them! We are part of Lice Clinics of America, which is the largest network of professional lice treatment centers in the world.