Current treatments for scabies and pediculosis

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1999
Authors:M. L. Elgart
Journal:Skin Therapy Letters
Pagination:1 - 3
Date Published:1999
ISBN Number:1201-5989
Keywords:animals, humans, insecticide, Ivermectin/administration & dosage/therapeutic use, Lice Infestations/drug therapy, malathion, Pediculus, Permethrin, Pyrethrum, scabies, scalp dermatoses, Skin Absorption

Scabies and lice have afflicted man since ancient times. Permethrin is generally the treatment of choice for head lice and scabies, because of its residual effect. Toxicity and absorption are minimal. Ivermectin should be reserved for cases where permethrin fails.

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