Pediatrician Dr. Tanya Altmann Talks Super Lice, Common Symptoms, Treatment Options

Super lice are making their way across the country! According to the American Chemical Society, “Scientists report that lice populations in at least 25 states have developed resistance to over-the-counter treatments still widely recommended by doctors and schools.” In fact, super lice from states such as California, Texas, Florida, Maine, New York, New Jersey, New Mexico and Oregon have tested positive for mutations making them resistant to pyrethroids, the active ingredients found in some of the most common over-the-counter treatments. So withthe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimating “6 million to 12 million infestations” each year in the United States “among children 3 to 11 years of age” and super lice spreading across the country, how can we beat these pesky critters without breaking the bank on professional lice removal? 

Renowned pediatrician and best selling author Dr. Tanya Altmann joined me for an interview recently to discuss what super lice are, the most common symptoms, how they spread, how parents can check their children for super lice, and how to get rid of pesky super lice once and for all! Please be sure to watch this informative interview below. For more information please visit:



About Dr. Tanya Altmann:

A UCLA-trained pediatrician who practices in Southern California, Dr. Tanya Remer Altmann is a best-selling author, network television parenting expert and entertainment industry consultant.  She is the mom of 3 young boys and Chief Medical Advisor for the Newborn Channel. Dr. Tanya is Editor in Chief of the American Academy of Pediatrics best-selling book Caring For Your Newborn and Young Child, Birth to Age 5 and author of Mommy Calls: Dr. Tanya Answers Parents’ Top 101 Questions About Babies and Toddlers.  Her latest book, What to Feed Your Baby, A Pediatrician’s Guide to 11 Essential Foods to Guarantee Veggie-Loving, No-Fuss, Healthy-Eating Kids was released this month.

Dr. Tanya has served on the board of the National Association of Medical Communicators and the executive board of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Communications and Media. She completed her internship and residency at UCLA, received her medical degree from the Sackler School of Medicine, and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Claremont McKenna College.

Sponsor: Candace Rose Anderson was not compensated by any sponsors for this interview.


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