OVER THE COUNTER LICE TREATMENT VERSUS AIRALLÉ

COMPARE SOME TOP LICE TREATMENT OPTIONS

Not all lice treatments are created equal. There are many differences and similarities between over the counter lice treatment and professional lice treatments. Compare all your lice treatment options with our easy to read chart. Then decide what is best for your family and budget.

Lice Clinics of America

Sklice (prescription
pesticide)

Over The Counter Lice Treatment (Rid)

Over The Counter Lice Treatment (Nix)

Treatments
Required

1

Utilizing the AirAllé® FDA-cleared medical device

1+

Combing required

2+

Combings required

3+

Combings required

Pesticides
Used

noneIvermectin, .5%Piperonyl butoxide (4%)
Pyrethrum extract (equivalent to 0.33%
pyrethrins)
none

Clinical
Trial Results


Combined efficacy on live lice & eggs of device, dimethicone & comb-out.
Works on live lice onlyWorks on live lice onlynone

Cost

$175 (Monterey Location)

For guaranteed one-and-done treatment.

$140 – $320

Often not covered by insurance.

$18/treatment

Pesticide resistance documented in 48 U.S. states.

$270 (on average)

Based on $90/hr and 3-5 hours. Any missed eggs or live bugs can lead to recurrence.

Warnings

The AirAllé® device cannot be used to treat persons who cannot sense temperature or pain; who cannot communicate physical discomfort; who have open head wounds, sores, or visible signs of skin or scalp abnormalities or who have received radiation treatment of the head within the last 6 months; or those who have cranial or facial implants. Safe use of the AirAllé® device has not been demonstrated for children under the age of 4 years old.Consult your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, have allergies or skin conditions. Can cause eye irritation or burning sensation on skin. Not to be used on children less than 6 month old. Effects of an over dosage include rash, dizziness, vomiting, diarrhea, seizure, abdominal pain,
ataxia and paresthesia, among others.
Allergies, age restrictions, eye and skin irritation.Allergies, age restrictions, eye and skin irritation.

Reference
List Citations

*Goates, B.M., Atkin, J.S.,
Wilding, K.G, Birch, K.G.,
Cottam, M.R., Bush, S.E.,
Clayton, D.H., (2006, November 1). An Effective Non-chemical Treatment for Head Lice: A Lot of Hot Air. Pediatrics, 118(5), 1962m 1970. Retrieved from here. *Fassler, J.E. (2012, February). A New Treatment Approach to Pediculosis Utilizing the LousebusterTM Device
(renamed AirAllé® ) and Safe, Non-toxic treatment solutions.(Abstract #:201221) Pediatric Infectious Disease Society.
St. Jude Pediatric Infectious Diseases Research Conference, Programs & Abstracts.
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