Relationship of Treatment-Resistant Head Lice to the Safety and Efficacy of Pediculicides
- AAP Release Clinical Report on Head Lice. Ressel, Genevieve W. // American Family Physician;3/15/2003, Vol. 67 Issue 6, p1391
Presents the text of a statement issued by a subcommittee for the American Academy of Pediatrics in March 2003, dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of head lice. Overview on head lice infestation; Permethrin; Lindane; Malathion; Process of nit removal.
- Head Lice -- Malathion First-Line Treatment. Elliott, William T. // Infectious Disease Alert;Jun2007, Vol. 26 Issue 9, p2
The article offers information on the use of malathion for the treatment of children who have head lice. It mentions that the lice have become resistant to almost all first-line treatment in the U.S. It emphasizes that the utilization of malathion has no recorded cases of bodily injury related...
- Dermatologists headed for 'lousy' problem. Hilton, Lisette // Dermatology Times;Nov2001, Vol. 22 Issue 11, p19
Provides information on the treatment of head lice in the United States. Usage of topical malathion; Adoption of oral/topical ivermectin; Resistance to over-the-counter remedies.
- Most lice drugs don't work. Levin, Arthur A. // HealthFacts;Oct95, Vol. 20 Issue 197, p2
Reports that a review of existing studies of the efficacy and safety of topical treatments for head lice shows that only permethrin is effective, according to a study published in the `British Medical Journal.' Availability of permethrin under the brand name `Nix'; Toxicity of lindane.
- Overtreating lice. // Pediatrics for Parents;1996, Vol. 16 Issue 9, p1
Focuses on an article in the June 1996 issue of the `FDA Consumer' periodical which states that the US Food and Drug Administration has revised labeling requirements for lice and scabies treatments containing the chemical lindane and treatment regimen for lice infestations.
- Treatment of head lice: Update on effective therapies. Bell, Edward A. // Infectious Diseases in Children;Apr2013, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p4
The author discusses head lice infestation and the products recommended by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment including malathion, spinosad and ivermectin.
- ORAL IVERMECTIN IS EFFECTIVE AGAINST HARD-TO-TREAT HEAD LICE. // Contemporary Pediatrics;May2010, Vol. 27 Issue 5, p18
The article focuses on a study, which compared the efficacy of oral ivermectin with malathion lotion in the treatment of patients with head lice that failed to be eliminated by topical insecticide. Results showed that ivermectin intake was more efficient in eliminating head lice than malathion....
- Malathion 0.5% lotion approved to treat head lice. Maudlin, Robert K. // Modern Medicine;Oct99, Vol. 67 Issue 10, p56
Announces the approval of malathion as treatment for head lice. Effectiveness; Side effects; Administration.
- Bite Me. Sepkowitz, Kent // Newsweek;11/26/2012, Vol. 160 Issue 22/23, p12
The article discusses 2012 research into getting rid of bedbug infestations by using people as bait who have taken the drug ivermectin, which kills the bugs after they have ingested blood containing the drug, and which has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to fight...