|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||2005|
|Authors:||R. J. Roberts, Burgess I. F.|
|Pagination:||8 - 10|
|Keywords:||animals, child, Drug Resistance, humans, insecticide, Lice Infestations/diagnosis/drug therapy/epidemiology, Pediculus, prevalence, scalp|
Examines a possible new treatment for head lice. Increase in cases in developed countries which is suspected to be the result of increasing resistance to pyrethroid-based treatments; Examination of the lice which showed mutation in a region in the membrane of the nerve cell; Claims of Dale Pearlman who has a new product on the market; Dispute of the science behind the claims; Suspicion that the study used to make claims was written by Pearlman who holds the patents which therefore ruins any objectivity; Suggestion that the product is not ready for use; Advice on other ways to get rid of head lice.
New head-lice treatments: hope or hype?