Medication Prescription Lice. Does it work? Head Lice have become resistant to pesticides used in both OTC and Rx Lice Medications. This is has led to recent media talk about Super Lice. What are Super Lice? Super Lice are head lice that have developed resistance to the available pesticides in lice treatment preparations. Therefore even if parents use OTC lice treatments, their children may still have lice.
Medication Prescription Lice. The nits (lice eggs) are impervious to prescription lice treatments. Think more like “bullet-proof” to pesticides. This makes lice treatment very confusing for parents who think that one or two applications of pesticide shampoo will make head lice go away. In fact some of the head lice can survive the lice shampoo. Furthermore the nits just keep on hatching and starting up another successful lice colony on your child’s head.
Medication Prescription Lice.. Prescription lice medication has traditionally been malathion or lindane, both powerful neurotoxins. Head Lice have developed resistance to malathion and lindane, leaving parents wondering how to best treat lice. In fact Lindane has a neurotoxicity black box warning in California for the use of lice treatment. However lindane is still being prescribed for lice in many states in the US, including Massachusetts.