The Center for Disease Control states that there are an estimated twelve million reported cases of head lice in the United States annually. It is generally understood that these numbers are likely under-represented due to a lack of proper reporting mechanisms, as well as non-disclosure of an infestation due to social and perceived social stigmatization.
Both adults and children may experience lice infestations, but when a child becomes infested, parents become stressed for a multitude of reasons including the limitations on attending school. In fact, many school districts do not allow students to attend school if lice or nits (eggs) are present in their hair, which causes parents and guardians to miss work or scramble to find a caretaker.
Management of a lice infestation not only requires the removal of both nits and lice from the affected person, but it also necessitates the isolation of the individual to prevent cross-infestation to family members and others. Sanitization of clothing and other belongings that may further spread lice also needs to be addressed.
Head lice are particularly problematic since, in many cases, the infestation reappears within a couple ofweeks. Lice recurrence is primarily driven by the incomplete removal of nits from the hair. Any live nits left in the hair post treatment become lice 7-10 days later, and begin to lay new nits - and the lice life cycle continues.
No anti-lice treatments available in the market today effectively removes nits from hair, thus preventing lice recurrence, until now.
Licemosis Anti-Lice Gel system, eliminates both nits and lice in one 30-minute treatment, and thus significantly diminishes the possibility of lice recurrence. Additionally, its companion shampoo, OsmoBliss, helps prevent the spread of lice to family members and others during an infestation.