Lice Protection
Protection Gets More and More Important: Comeback of a Parasite

Protection Gets More & More Important: Comeback of a Parasite

Reported lice infestations all over the world are increasing. Is this the price we pay for increased global mobility? It is essential that this growing problem gains the attention of parents, school personnel, and health care professionals so that lice infestations are avoided throughout the year. Early identification of lice infestation cases can prevent a fast spread of this nuisance.
 
The Life of a Louse

The Life of a Louse

The head louse feeds on blood several times daily and resides close to the scalp in order to maintain its body temperature. The life cycle of the louse has three stages: Eggs, nymph, and adult.
Head lice do not fly or jump; instead they are transmitted when an infested person comes into close contact with someone else. Transmission commonly takes place among children at play, while at school, home or during outdoor activities. The transfer is optimal to hairs that are parallel and slow-moving relative to the infested hair. Adult lice are more often transferred than the other two development stages and have short lives after being removed from the host. Whether people can become infected by inanimate objects like coats, bedding, towels, and upholstered furniture is a topic of controversy.
 
We Protect You: How can Repellents Help to Control Lice Infestations

We Protect You: How can Repellents Help to Control Lice Infestations

While repellents are globally used for protection against biting insects, the use for head lice protection is established only in Europe and Mexico. If cases are detected in these countries, products with a repellent active like IR3535® can be used to protect children against infestations and to avoid re-infestation after anti-lice treatment.
Repellent formulations should be applied close to the scalp, behind ears, on the neck and directly onto hair. Products must be left on the affected areas in order to be effective (“leave-on” products). The effective and safe use of these products is essential.

The effectiveness of  IR3535® against lice.