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