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The wet combing method for eradication of head lice can be used in combination with topical pediculicides or as monotherapy.
It has less resistance than current pediculicides, so a second course of treatment is needed only about one-quarter of the time.
Thousands of bottles have been sold, and an abundance of satisfied customers attest to the success of the product, especially in cases for which pyrethrin-permethrin based pediculicides h ave failed.
TREATMENT: Pick off lice and eggs with hands or lice comb, Then treat with pediculicides (lice-killing shampoos).
Educating the community on the correct usage of pediculicides so as not to foster resistance.
Three active ingredients in OTC pediculicides, pyrethrins, piperonyl butoxide and permethrin, have been accepted by the FDA for nonprescription use.
Should the parents be unable to provide necessary follow through, further follow up, which may include financial assistance with pediculicides, additional education and how to check and comb out lice and viable eggs, referral for prescription treatment, or as a rare, very last resort, exclusion for non-compliance, may be appropriate (Frankowski & Bocchini, 2010; Pontius, 2011).
The National Pediculosis Association in Newton, MA, the leading public advocacy organization in the US, lists several studies on its site showing lice resistance to a variety of pediculicides.
Combing wet hair with conditioner and a free-tooth comb is four times more effective at curing pediculosis than water-based, over-the-counter pediculicide shampoos, Nigel Hill, Ph.
Combing wet hair with conditioner and a fine-tooth comb is four times more effective at curing pediculosis than water-based, over-the-counter pediculicide shampoos, Nigel Hill, Ph.
This rule, along with concern over reports that the FDA received in the 1990s about the lack of efficacy of pediculicide products, was behind the new rule on pediculicides, Mr.
It equalizes the efficacy of pediculicides, permitting the use of less-toxic products.