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Introduction: Head Lice

Solomon Behar, MD and Mizuho Morrison, DO
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Head lice is not a health hazard and is not responsible for the spread of any disease. It is however contagious primarily through direct contact, although some indirect spread can occur through sharing hairbrushes etc. We review the clinical diagnosis, management and treatment of lice in kids.

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Ross T. -

I have been prescribing Sklice instead of permethrin. Has anyone else had good results with either?

Solomon B., MD -

Though I have not personally used it, this article states it is effective- but not moreso than permethrin or malathion, and recs it as 3rd line therapy:
Deeks LS, Naunton M, Currie MJ, Bowden FJ.Ann Topical ivermectin 0.5% lotion for treatment of head lice. Pharmacother. 2013 Sep;47(9):1161-7. doi: 10.1177/1060028013500645.

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