On this page you'll find links to research papers on head lice and head lice treatments; conventional knockdown* head lice treatments: Hedrin, Full Marks and Lyclear, for example, and more natural, neem based, preventative head lice products: My Itchy Kid shampoo and spray.
*Knockdown in insects following application of an insecticide definedas the state of intoxication and partial paralysis which usually precedes death.
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RESISTANCE TO OVER THE COUNTER REMEDIES
In 2016 a US study found 98% of head lice had developed resistance to most over-the-counter remedies, and a UK study of 200 children found nearly half had been infested with head lice in the past five years – significantly more than the 2% to 8% estimated to have experienced nits in the past. Repeated infestations are now common, according to the British Association of Dermatologists.