Yep, it is that time of year. The kids are back in school and they bring every “bug” home with them. One of the bugs they may bring home to share with the family is lice. If your house is like mine this is moms worst nightmare. What if you could prevent your child from getting lice?
Prevention, it is what we do.
At Regel Pharmalab we are dedicated to finding ways to prevent illness. So we always look at prevention before treatment. One of the things we have seen help to prevent lice is a product we formulate called YAC lice repellent spray. This spray is a combination of essential oils, Ylang-Ylang, Anise, and Coconut oil, that is mixed with ethyl alcohol. This formulation is sprayed on the back of the neck/hair line area once a day every morning before school.
You can make your own
The formulation we use calls for:
Ylang-Ylang oil 1%
Anise oil 1%
Coconut oil 1%
Mixed in Ethyl Alcohol 200 Proof
You can substitute the Ethyl alcohol with 190 proof.
But what if I already have it?
Treatment is difficult now that some of the lice are now resistant (will not be killed) to the over the counter lice treatment options. There are prescription options that your physician can prescribe to get rid of lice. Here are a few options that your physician can provide.
First your physician can prescribe one of the following:
Ulesfia (Benzyl Alcohol) Lotion – Price without insurance coverage ~ $380 up to $760 depending on how long the hair is.
Sklice (Ivermectin) Lotion – Price without insurance coverage ~ $315
Malathion Lotion – Price without insurance coverage ~ $280
Natroba (Spinosad) Lotion – Price without insurance coverage ~ $215 up to $275
If these treatments do not eradicate the lice then your physician can prescribe:
Lindane Shampoo – Price without insurance coverage ~ $120
It seem like prevention is a great option in the case of lice. As you can see lice treatment can be very expensive and may take a couple weeks of being uncomfortable.
Now I want to hear from you. How do you prevent or treat lice? (comment below)