Insecticides are the mainstay of lice treatment. Critical points and areas that are frequently missed are discussed, as well as the two main treatments that are available on the market.
Pyrethrin and Permethrin are two important classes of lice treatments that are available. Their mechanism of action as well as potential side-effects are discussed in this article.
Under Pronto Shampoo, its brand name, Pyrethrin-Piperonyl Butoxide is often used as an anti-lice treatment. Instructions and advisory notes are provided in this article.
Lice have developed resistance to some pediculicides and it is expected that with ongoing use, these pediculicides will probably become less effective.
Pediculosis capitis, or head lice, is a world-wide public health concern affecting persons of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds. It is caused by Pediculus humanus capitis, an obligate ectoparasite that lives on human hair and feeds on the blood from the skin.
Scabies and lice have afflicted man since ancient times. Permethrin is generally the treatment of choice for head lice and scabies, because of its residual effect. Toxicity and absorption are minimal. Ivermectin should be reserved for cases where permethrin fails.