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Suggest remedy for lice infestation in hair

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Posted on Fri, 30 Oct 2015
Question: Hello Doctor,
Can you please suggest tratment for hair lice. I have 10 years old son he got from school and he pass to everyone at home.

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Answered by Dr. Tushar Kanti Biswas (34 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Louse Infestation (Pediculiasis)

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for your query. I can understand your concerns.
Hair lice treatment: 10-min topical application of 1%permethrin or pyrethrins, with a second application 10 days later.

Lice persisting after this treatment may be resistant to pyrethroids and in such cases newer FDA-approved topical pediculicides containing benzyl alcohol, dimethicone, spinosad, and ivermectin can be tried.



Regards

Dr. T.K. Biswas M.D. XXXXXXX

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Follow up: Dr. Tushar Kanti Biswas (4 days later)
Thank you, can pl write a specific suggested medicin in the market? I showed the msg to medical shop but he wanted to know specific name.

Can you pl suggest

Thanks
xxxxx
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Answered by Dr. Tushar Kanti Biswas (29 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Louse Infestation (Pediculiasis)

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for your query. I can understand your concerns.

1% Permethrin is available as brand name PERLICE or KERALICE cream for head pediculosis.It is applied to the affected area and left for 10 minutes. It is rinsed off thoroughly with warm water.






Regards

Dr. T.K. Biswas M.D. XXXXXXX

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Suggest remedy for lice infestation in hair

Brief Answer: Louse Infestation (Pediculiasis) Detailed Answer: Hi, Thank you for your query. I can understand your concerns. Hair lice treatment: 10-min topical application of 1%permethrin or pyrethrins, with a second application 10 days later. Lice persisting after this treatment may be resistant to pyrethroids and in such cases newer FDA-approved topical pediculicides containing benzyl alcohol, dimethicone, spinosad, and ivermectin can be tried. Regards Dr. T.K. Biswas M.D. XXXXXXX