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Super head lice warning as scientists discover almost all species are resistant to treatments

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LNM Radio Network

As the new school term looms, parents will be alarmed to know that nits are increasingly resistant to the most popular treatments
Head lice are becoming immune to common treatments, scientists have revealed, meaning parents are fighting a losing battle with nits in their children’s hair.

With the return to school on the horizon, parents will be worried to learn that new research suggests that head lice have developed a “high level” of resistance to some of the most popular treatments.
The itch-inducing pests lead to missed school days and frustrated parents, who could have even more reason to be wary of the bug this year.
Scientists report that lice in at least 25 American states have developed resistance to over-the-counter treatments still widely recommended by doctors and schools.