JAMESVILLE, VA – August 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A new homeopathic shampoo from Dermedics Laboratories helps stop the spread of head lice, saves kids embarrassment and reduces exposure to toxins. To a child, back to school means a new backpack, a new teacher, and new friends. For parents, it may also mean a new problem: head lice! Getting a note from the teacher warning that head lice are rampant in your child’s class – or worse, not getting a note but having your child come home scratching furiously – can be the start of a parental nightmare.

Until now, the only treatment has been to soak the child’s head with a pediculicide containing an insect-killing (and by definition toxic) chemical like malathion, lindane, permethrin or pyrethrins. Next every strand of the hair has to be fine-tooth-combed to remove all the nits, or eggs – an experience children hate and mothers dread. Then, a week or two later, you have to do it all over again.

Even worse, when the child returns to school she will have to undergo an embarrassing “lice inspection” by the teacher or school nurse. If even one nit is found, she will be sent home again — a humiliation no parent wants her child to suffer.

This year at last parents will be able to head this problem off before it strikes. X-PEL(TM) Anti-Lice Shampoo & Conditioner is a new homeopathic remedy that not only treats head lice infestations, but can actually prevent lice from taking up residence in a child’s hair. That means even if she borrows a comb or trades scrunchies with an infested classmate, lice will stay away.

At a Florida treatment center where the product was field-tested with children for whom standard lice treatments had failed, results were beyond the staff’s wildest expectations. “In one case particularly we were blown away by the outcome,” the center reported. “We have had three consecutive weeks of clean checks. This child has been fighting lice for years. That was very exciting.”

X-PEL(TM) Anti-Lice Shampoo & Conditioner contains no toxic chemicals, making it completely safe to use. It is an FDA registered, clinically tested homeopathic treatment that, when used after infestation has occurred, eliminates live lice and loosens eggs to make combing them out a good deal easier. It relieves the itching caused by lice bites. And it sets up a lice-repelling environment in the hair, to assure that infestation will not occur (or recur).

X-PEL Anti-Lice Shampoo & Conditioner is distributed by Dermedics Laboratories of Jamesville, Virginia. For more information, e-mail dermedicslabs@esva.net or write X-PEL Info, P.O. Box 91, Jamesville VA 23398.

photo caption: The X-PEL(TM) head lice treatment and prevention kit includes a 6 oz. bottle of X-PEL Anti-Lice Shampoo & Conditioner (enough for up to 12 treatments), a fine metal-tooth comb, and directions for use both to prevent infestation and to eliminate lice already in the hair.

News issued by: Dermedics Laboratories

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Original Story ID: (720) :: 2005-08-0829-011

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