Good suggestion about checking the ingredients. I have never compared the headlice to the animal fea and tick meds. I will have to do that. Actually, it's interesting if you look at over the counter medicine and read the active ingredients. So many of your brand name products are simply combinations of other medications. Cold medicine and analgesics are famous for this. Most often I think it is best to buy the simple ingredient and only treat the symptoms you are having, rather than buying the big combinations that often have stuff that you don't need. You have to read the generic names for the medications... just my opinion here.
Seriously, though, I'm going to have to look at those two you suggest. I'm curious. It's always been my understanding that the flea and tick medicine kills the parasite by allowing it to bite the host and then it dies. I don't think that is the case with headlice. I've never had to deal with headlice (thank goodness!)
I guess the problem with "Frontline for Folks" would be that I don't think very many people would want to offer their bodies as "bait" to the nasty little creepy crawlers in order to eliminate them.
Here ticky, ticky, ticky.... bite me! (sick humor, I know!)
Lol, no. The flea and tick shampoo kills whatever is living on you already. You use it after you've been out and about to take care of anything that might already be on you whether it has bitten you or not. Our one and only run in with chicken lice....well it was also my only ever experience with any kind of lice. Thankfully. I knew absolutely nothing about them and kind of well, went a little overboard in response. So as my kids are getting their lice scrubs they didn't need and I'm getting everything together to treat the bird, well I started reading labels.
On the plus side, I don't freak or even worry anymore when those head lice outbreak notices get posted by the school.
Will get back on the AM thing. Forgot to get my trash out!
Edited by averytds - 5/15/12 at 5:58am