Head lice have been plaguing humans since ancient times, and the bugs continue to adapt to new medicines that try to get rid of them.
But there may be new ways to deal with the pesky creatures.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has released new guidelines for the treatment of head lice.
A machine called the “Lousebuster” uses a 30 minute application of hot air.
One study showed that the device, that’s been in use since 2002, killed nearly 100 percent of eggs and 80 percent of hatched lice.
In April 2009, the FDA approved benzyl alcohol to get rid of lice in kids older than six months, and a 2004 study found an old-fashioned remedy worked well in removing pests and their eggs.
That method involves covering the head with petroleum jelly.
Lice shampoos that contain 1 percent of the chemical lindane recently raised concerns in recent years due to its negative effects to the central nervous system.
The shampoos were also shown to cause seizures and the AAP has recommended stopping use of the shampoo.
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