The Great Lice Egg Hunt – Free Lice Treatment offered to the greater Salt Lake City area.
It’s that time of year again—for lilies, chocolate bunnies, marshmallow chicks, and, of course, egg hunts. Every spring, parents bring their children to places like Sugar House Park where kids rush around filling their baskets with delightfully colored eggs and other treats.
But there are some eggs no parent or child in Salt Lake City wants to find at Easter or any other time of the year—nits, precursors to head lice. When you find these eggs, you want to get rid of them as quickly as possible.
Lice Clinics of America – Salt Lake City held its annual Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 7th, and provided free head lice screenings and lice treatments for anyone with an active case of head lice and provided 31 of FREE lice treatments!
The Salt Lake City Egg Hunt began in 2016 to call attention to the fact that some 12 million people contract head lice each year in the United States alone, to debunk the myth that head lice are related to poor hygiene, and to show that safe, effective treatment options are available.
“Every year, people line up at our clinics to get checked and treated for head lice, for free,” said Amy Preston, manager of the clinic in Murray.. “We hold this event as a service to our community to reduce the stigma associated with head lice and to show that there is a revolutionary treatment available that make lice treatment faster, easier, and safer.”
The Salt Lake City clinic is the area’s exclusive provider of treatment using the AirAllé, an FDA-cleared Class I medical device, clinically proven to kill live lice and more than 99 percent of eggs using warm air to dehydrate lice and nits. No pesticides are used, and the entire treatment process takes about an hour.
Head lice have become tougher to treat in recent decades as they have become immune to pyrethroids, the pesticide used in the most popular over-the-counter lice products. The most recent study found that 98 percent of lice in most U.S. states are resistant to pyrethroids. Pyrethroids have also been linked to behavioral and developmental problems in children, including poor attention and early puberty in boys.
“We want everyone to know that there is no need to use dangerous pesticides on your children,” Amy said. “Science and medicine have made safer alternatives available to families.”