Third ranked was Mundipharma AG thanks to its strong presence in topical germicidals/antiseptics with its Betadine brand, in cold sore treatments with its Hima Pasta brand and in antiparasitics/lice (head and body), with its Prioderm
The youngster, then aged five, had only had the head lice shampoo Prioderm
on her hair for a matter of minutes when it erupted into an inferno.
The shroud for the latest Prioderm
lice and nit comb is moulded from a polypropylene/Vistamaxx compound as suggested by Plastribution, the distributor of Vistamaxx propylene-based elastomers in the UK.
The report, published in the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood, said that malathion, which is used in products such as Derbac-M and Prioderm
, should now be used as the 'first line treatment for head louse infection in Wales'.
If moving lice are found, treat with an insecticidal lotion such as Derbac-M, Quellada-M, Prioderm
According to the NHS Direct website, (www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk) head lice are resilient to three main chemicals - malathion (Derbac-M and Prioderm
), permethrin (Lyclear) and Phenothrin (Full Marks) - used to kill them.
Two applications should be more than enough with lotions such as Derbac M and Prioderm
. After the first treatment you should change all bedding and clothes just to be on the safe side.
Lyclear and Prioderm
used properly will get rid of all headlice.
By comparison Full Marks head lice mousse, which contains the chemical phenothrin, costs pounds 9.99 for 150g and Prioderm
lotion, which contains malathion, costs from pounds 3.89.
lotion (pounds 9.99 for four applications, Boots)
Derbac M, Prioderm
, Lyclear and Full Marks do not contain carbaryl and have not been shown to cause problems.