Lice Clinics of Canada
Nitpicking and Combing
Utilizing the AirAllé® Health Canada approved medical device
Combings required. Any missed eggs or live bugs can lead to recurrence
|none||Ivermectin, .5%||Permethrin, 1%||none|
Combined efficacy on live lice & eggs of device, dimethicone & comb-out (93.7% with device alone)
71% – 76%
For live lice only
43% – 45%
For live lice only
$185 CA (on average)
For one-and-done treatment.
$140 – $320 US
Often not covered by insurance.
BUT contains pesticides and pesticide resistance has been documented in 48 U.S. states.
$270 US (on average)
Based on $90/hr and 3-5 hours. Any missed eggs or live bugs can lead to recurrence.
|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.||No warnings; but high likelihood of recurrence.|
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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.
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