• By Vivien Williams

Mayo Clinic Minute: How to Get Rid of Super Lice

March 3, 2016

little girl being checked for lice For many people, hearing the word "lice" is enough to make them start itching. Unfortunately, infestations of head lice are common. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 6 to 12 million infestations happen in children ages 3 to 11 in the U.S. each year. And, according to Mayo Clinic experts, certain strains of lice are becoming resistant to some treatments, making them hard to eradicate.

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, reporter Vivien Williams talks to family medicine specialist Dr. Summer Allen about what to do if your child gets lice.

Watch this Mayo Clinic Minute:

Journalists: Broadcast-quality video is available in the downloads. Download the script (1:02).

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