Parents worried about treatment resistant lice

YUMA, Ariz.-

A study done by the American Chemical Society says that Arizona and California are two of twenty-five states that have treatment resistant lice.

Doctors say the so called super lice have built up an immunity to the chemicals usually used for kids who have lice. Over the counter products no longer work on these insects and the only way to get rid of them is to get a prescription from your doctor.

Parents are worried about how this will affect their kids in school. Some say that the school district should implement new rules about lice to keep their kids from getting it.

Superintendent for Yuma School District One Darwin Stiffler says there are no plans to implement new rules and regulations and he does not see it becoming a problem in the future.

These super lice are not life threatening, however it can lead to a secondary infection if your kid creates an open wound from scratching and the bacteria from the nails and hands get in the wound.

If you think your kid does have lice, it is recommended that you take them to the doctor to get checked out immediately.

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