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What is treatment of pediculosis?

First-line pharmacologic treatment of pediculosis is permethrin 1% lotion or shampoo. Multiple novel treatments have shown limited evidence of effectiveness superior to permethrin. Wet combing is an effective nonpharmacologic treatment option.

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Then, what is the pediculosis?

Pediculosis is an infestation of the hairy parts of the body or clothing with the eggs, larvae or adults of lice. The crawling stages of this insect feed on human blood, which can result in severe itching. Head lice are usually located on the scalp, crab lice in the pubic area and body lice along seams of clothing.

Beside above, what causes pediculosis? An infestation of head lice, called pediculosis capitis, most often affects children and usually results from the direct transfer of lice from the hair of one person to the hair of another. A head lice infestation isn't a sign of poor personal hygiene or an unclean living environment.

Regarding this, what is the best treatment for lice?

Prescription lice treatments include:

  • Benzyl alcohol (Ulesfia): This lotion kills active lice, not eggs.
  • Ivermectin (Sklice): This lotion kills most head lice, even just-hatched lice, with just one use.
  • Malathion (Ovide): This very strong lotion paralyzes and kills lice and some lice eggs.

Does Permethrin 5% kill lice eggs?

Scabicides that kill mites -- and some also kill eggs -- are available by prescription only. Permethrin cream 5% (also known as Elimite) is a common treatment that kills mites and eggs. It is approved for use in adults and children at least two months old.

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