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Back To School Bugs: Battling “Super Lice”

It’ll soon be back to the books for students in our area.  And this year, many children won’t just have to worry about those back to school jitters,...
Super Lice

It'll soon be back to the books for students in our area.  And this year, many children won't just have to worry about those back to school jitters, but also, back to school critters.  A new report from the Journal of Medical Entomology says that "super lice" have turned up in more than 40 states including Pennsylvania.  According to the recent research, the "super lice" is resistant to 98% of over-the-counter medications.

 

To dive into the report, learn more about "super lice" symptoms and treatment advice,  Newswatch 16's Ryan Leckey visited Lackawanna Valley Dermatology Associates in Scranton.   Dr. Gregg Severs shared some tips on spotting lice, what to do if found, and ways to prevent the bugs from getting to your little one.

 

To read the full study, head here!