MORRISVILLE, N.C., June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- It is no surprise that summer camp can be a summer home for head lice. With the growing presence of super lice, more camps are performing head checks on registration day to help prevent these unwanted guests. Children who are found to have lice may be delayed from entering while being treated, or potentially sent home. Parents who examine their child at home for lice not only help guard against an infestation, but also save their child the frustration of being diagnosed with lice during camp registration.
"It's important for parents to know that lice can be present before there are any symptoms such as itching. Exponential growth of an infestation and the transmission of lice to others can occur before there are any telltale signs," says Jason Schmidt, an entomologist and Director of Product Development for TyraTech, makers of Vamousse. "Catching an outbreak of lice early is vital to helping control the spread of lice."
The CDC states that there are up to 12 million reported cases of head lice infestation among children 3 to 11 in the United States every year.1 The likelihood of exposure increases at places like school and camp as children share belongings and are in close proximity.
"Prior to dropping kids off at summer camp, parents should do a thorough head-check and if lice are not found consider making a simple switch to a safe, non-toxic shampoo for proactive daily defense against lice. Switching shampoos during and immediately after camp may help reduce risk of an infestation," says Schmidt.
Defend against the growth of an infestation with a gentle, non-toxic daily lice shampoo such as Vamousse Lice Defense, which kills lice2 and is recommended for use during high-risk periods and for 10 to 14 days after potential exposure. It is pesticide-free and safe enough for use by the entire family, including children as young as two.
If lice are already present, non-toxic, pesticide-free Vamousse Lice Treatment, with active ingredient natrum muriaticum, kills lice and eggs in 1 treatment and is even proven effective against pesticide-resistant super lice3.
Super lice are lice that have developed a genetic resistance to certain pesticide-based ingredients that have been used in traditional over-the-counter (OTC) lice treatments for decades, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)4. Making matters worse, recent reports have led parents to believe that all OTC products are ineffective against super lice. The fact is there are OTC products that are proven as an effective, safe and non-toxic option for eliminating super lice.
Vamousse represents a new generation of head lice solutions available over-the-counter (OTC). The unique products give parents an accessible, affordable and effective way to tackle super lice to ensure their child is lice and worry free at summer camp.
Additional information and resources can be found at www.VamousseLice.com.
- Clinically proven to kill lice and eggs in 1 treatment3
- Safe and non-toxic, pesticide-free
- Proven effective against pesticide-resistant super lice3
- Easy-to-use mousse is quick and precise, rinses easily
- Available over-the-counter nationwide at Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Kmart, and in some regional chains, including HEB, and online at Walmart.com, CVS.com, Walgreens.com, Amazon.com and Drugstore.com.
- MSRP $24.99
- Non-toxic, pesticide-free daily shampoo defends against head lice
- Shown in lab studies to kill lice
- Great for use by the whole family during:
- Lice outbreaks at school
- Summer camp, sleepovers
- Treatment of a sibling
- Risk of re-infestation
- Available over-the-counter nationwide at Walmart, CVS, and in some regional chains, online at Walgreens.com, Amazon.com, Drugstore.com and Walmart.com.
- MSRP $12.99
Established in 2004, TyraTech, Inc. (AIM: TYR and TYRU) is a life sciences company focusing on nature-derived insect and parasite control products that are as effective as traditional chemical options while providing a new level of safety for people, animals, and the environment. TyraTech's Nature's Technology® leverages its patented scientific platform to provide a full range of biocides, insect repellent, and head lice control solutions, including Vamousse.
2 As shown in lab studies
3 Clinical trial conducted at Lice Source Services, Plantation, FL, Dec. 2015
4 American Academy of Pediatrics (2016) Report on lice Retrieved from http://www.aappublications.org/news/2016/04/11/Lice041116
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