What to do about mutant lice as kids go back to school

Mutant lice sound like the star of a low-budget horror film, but they’re a real problem being found around the nation.

These insects’ mutations seem to make them resistant to someover-the-counter treatmentstypically used to get rid of lice, sold under brand names including Elimite and Nix.

While some treatments are no longer effective in some cases, methods that do work are still available, so you just might need to ask your child’s doctor.

Lice are a parasitic insect that live in human hair on our scalps, eyebrows and eyelashes, and feed off our blood.



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