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Author archives: JUMP Agency

Jul

28

Myths Don't Treat Head Lice

A myth is defined as, “1) a traditional story, especially one concerning the early history of a people or explaining some natural or social phenomenon, and typically involving supernatural beings or events; 2) a widely held but false belief or idea.” When it comes to head lice, the second definition of myth is a big

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Jul

21

New Medical Device Kills Lice in 90 minutes

There are two significant problems with traditional approaches to head-lice treatment. First, it takes a long time; and second, success is never guaranteed. That’s a tough combination for parents, teachers, nurses and anyone else involved in the lice-removal process. Whether using over-the-counter (OTC) products or home remedies, the same problems remain. Neither, if successful at

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Jul

14

Medical Device Treatment For Lice

According the section 201(h) of the FDA’s Federal Food Drug & Cosmetic (FD&C), a medical device is: “An instrument, apparatus, implement, machine, contrivance, implant, in vitro reagent, or other similar or related article, including a component part, or accessory which is: Recognized in the official National Formulary, or the United States Pharmacopoeia, or any supplement

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Jul

7

Treating Head Lice is Finally Easy and Scientific

For generations, head-lice removal has been a major hassle. Beyond the “yuck” factor of having bugs in your child’s hair, the recommended procedure for getting rid of them involved treating your child’s hair and scalp with what amounts to a pesticide, and then carefully combing out living and dead lice and their eggs (nits) for

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Jun

29

New Standard of Care for Head Lice

If you search for head-lice-removal assistance online, you might get the impression that formal research and development in the field has stopped. The same products have been on drugstore shelves for years. You are more likely to find moms and bloggers claiming to have come up with so-called foolproof treatments straight from their pantries and

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Jun

29

The Latest Lice Treatment Backed By Science

If your child is diagnosed with head lice, you have several treatment options. First you can go to the drug store and purchase a lice-removal product. This is the most common response and the one typically recommended by school officials and medical professionals. However, recent studies have shown that the majority of head lice in

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Jun

23

June 23 , 2016 | Posted by JUMP Agency |

Is there a proven medical treatment for head lice? Yes!

For parents dealing with head lice, the idea of a scientifically proven, medically sound approach to head-lice removal is a welcome development, especially if it works fast! Finally there is such a device—the clinically proven, FDA-cleared AirAllé lice-treatment medical device. The AirAllé device was developed by researchers at the University of Utah. The team was

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Jun

15

June 15 , 2016 | Posted by JUMP Agency |

Use Science to Kill Head Lice, Not Wishful Thinking

Most parents simply aren’t prepared for a head-lice outbreak in their home. It is almost never expected. Most rush to the Internet to search for solutions. Unfortunately, the Internet isn’t always much help. What you find when you search for head-lice remedies is a confusing, frustrating mix of well-meaning advice and untested recommendations. You’ll find

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Jun

9

June 9 , 2016 | Posted by JUMP Agency |

Can Mayonnaise Kill Head Lice?

If you search online for remedies to eliminate head lice, you’ll find all sorts of products and recommendations—from traditional lice remedies available at drug stores, to online-only alternative products, to home remedies using common household products. One of the most commonly recommended household products is mayonnaise. That’s right. Some parents suggest spreading your favorite sandwich

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May

25

May 25 , 2016 | Posted by JUMP Agency |

Nothing Super about Super Lice

“Super lice” is an often-used and mostly misunderstood term. The most often refers to head lice that have become resistant to the most common over-the-counter lice-removal products on drug store shelves in the United States. Recent studies confirming this phenomenon have cause a media frenzy of sorts, and the term super lice has become a

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