The Hidden Cost Of OTC & DIY Lice Treatment
What are the real costs of Do It Yourself Lice Treatments?
On average an infested person suffers with head lice for 3-6 months. Sadly, they will try an average of 5-7 treatments and spend plenty of money and many hours trying to get rid of their head lice problem.
Typically, mom will go thru Doctor’s visits, multiple rounds of OTC toxic pesticide lice treatments, try some hokey home remedies they read about online, try a few different combs, beauty salon lice products, internet lice products, items tossed unnecessarily, more doctor visits and finally prescription strength pesticide treatments. And still all with no success!
Not to mention the countless loads of laundry, head lice house cleaning and the stress! Lice can bring even the strongest person to tears because it is so tenacious. These are average real costs of head lice based on market research:
*Doctor Visits: $225.00
*Rid Complete Kit: $44.98
*Nix Family Kit: $21.99
*Internet Lice Products, Homemade Remedies, Gadgets, Prevention Products: $130.00
*Prescription Lice Treatments: $255.58
*Replacement hair brushes, combs, hair accessories: $80.00
*Missed Work (3 days missed work on average Based on $60,000 salary): $720.00
*Missed School (Private) (3 days missed school on average based on $10,000 Tuition): $120.00
*Missed after-school activities: $100.00
*Additional Water and Electricity charges due to Extra Laundry and cleaning: $60.00
Total costs: $1,757.55
Countless Hours of Combing; Countless Hours of Cleaning; Missed Birthday Parties; Missed extracurricular activities: Lack of Sleep, Anger, Depression, Anxiety, Stress on Family; Stress on Marriage; Stress on Friendships; Long Term effects of Toxic Lice Treatment