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J Am Acad Dermatol. 1998 Jun;38(6 Pt 1):979-82.

An assessment of topical and oral prescription and over-the-counter treatments for head lice.

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Department of Medicine, Medical College of Ohio at Toledo, USA.

Abstract

A plethora of head lice cases that require optimal therapeutic assessments are developing in elementary schools. Over-the-counter therapies continue to be the mainstream solution for most cases of pediculosis capitis, but the onset of resistant cases dictates a review of available treatment modalities. The increased efficacy of prescription drugs, namely topical 5% permethrin and oral ivermectin, underline the expanding role that physicians will serve in the eradication of head lice in our communities.

PMID:
9632008
DOI:
10.1016/s0190-9622(98)70163-x
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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