Lice Update: Management and treatment in the home

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2018
Authors:E. Webber, McConnell S.
Journal:Home Healthcare Now
Volume:36
Issue:5
Pagination:289 - 294
Date Published:10-2018
ISSN:2374-4529
Abstract:

Lice infestation is a common health issue affecting 6 to 12 million school-age children in the United States each year, impacting all members of the household. The home care nurse can be a valuable resource in the management of lice in the home and can assist the family in understanding the various myths and misconceptions about lice. This article provides an overview of lice management, including identification and treatment of a lice infestation as well as recommendations for environmental control strategies in the home. It includes an overview of the various over-the-counter and prescription treatment options and highlights the social stigma that is often associated with a lice infestation.

URL:http://journals.lww.com/01845097-201809000-00004
DOI:10.1097/NHH.0000000000000677
Short Title:Home Healthcare Now
Taxonomic name: 
File attachments: 
Thu, 2020-07-30 16:35 -- Yokb
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith