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Head Lice (Pediculosis)

Head Lice (Pediculosis) - How to prevent?

Head Lice (Pediculosis) - Treatments

Topical permethrin cream: Safe for use above one month of age. Apply to mildly damp hair, leave on overnight and rinse off in the morning. Repeat treatment 1 week later.

Topical malathion lotion: Safe for use above one year of age. Apply to mildly damp hair, leave on for 24 hours, then rinse off. Treatment is recommended for two consecutive days. Repeat treatment one week later.

All close contacts need to be treated to minimize re-infection.

Play areas and furniture can be vacuumed, and bedding, clothing, and headgear should be machine washed. Items that cannot be washed may be dry-cleaned or placed in sealed plastic bags for two weeks. Hats, combs, brushes, grooming aids, towels, school lockers and hooks, and other items that come into contact with the head or head coverings should not be shared.

Head Lice (Pediculosis) - Preparing for surgery

Head Lice (Pediculosis) - Post-surgery care

Head Lice (Pediculosis) - Other Information

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