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

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1998
Authors:C. G. Burkhart, Burkhart, C. N., Burkhart, K. M.
Journal:Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Pagination:979 - 982
Date Published:1998
Keywords:clinical, Control, efficacy, Ivermectin, Pediculosis capitis, Pediculus, Scabies, therapy

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.

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