Iraq’s In-Home Lice Treatment Of Choice? Gasoline.
Unfortunately many treatments which are considered standard today call for repeatedly dousing a child’s hair in a pesticide-based shampoo. Those pesticides include permetherin, pyrethrin, ivermectin, and malathion. Are these safer than kerosene or gasoline? Definitely! But, as parents, let’s think critically about our own actions. Just because the internet or a medical professional recommends the pesticide treatment does not mean it is your best option.
Another option is manual removal treatment which does not require using any chemicals to get the job done. It takes a lot of skill and patience to do properly but it is very pleasant for the child and highly effective. Manual removal has zero side effects and as such the American Academy of Pediatrics has endorsed the method used by Organic Lice Guru. The Academy writes, “The inherent safety of the manual removal method relative to the toxicity of the pesticide method is real.” (http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/135/5/e1355#ref-16).
Organic Lice Guru uses an advanced combing technique, developed by a school nurse with 20+ years of lice and nit removal, to manually remove all the lice and nits (eggs) so that the person is cured in one treatment.
Parents – please be aware that neither gasoline nor pesticide is necessary to solve your lice problem. They are more harmful than helpful. The manual removal method is best but it takes the right tools and great eyesight. Consult Organic Lice Guru to learn how to do it or go ahead and just delegate your child’s treatment to us. Educate yourself ahead of time and develop a treatment plan that best fits your needs so that you don’t panic the first time you see a louse in your kid’s hair and douse them in a pesticide-based product.
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