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What are pyrethrins for treating head lice?

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Pyrethrins are a common treatment for head lice that's available over the counter. Some studies suggest pyrethrins can affect cognitive development in children. More research is needed. Brand names include Rid, Triple X, Pronto, A-200. For best results, follow the directions exactly.

SOURCES:

News release, Sanofi Pasteur U.S. CDC: "Lice: Treatment." "Parasites - Lice - Head Lice." "Scabies: Treatment." UptoDate.com.


News release. FDA. Hoekelman, R. (editor) Mosby, 2001.
Primary Pediatric Care,


 

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on April 03, 2018

SOURCES:

News release, Sanofi Pasteur U.S. CDC: "Lice: Treatment." "Parasites - Lice - Head Lice." "Scabies: Treatment." UptoDate.com.


News release. FDA. Hoekelman, R. (editor) Mosby, 2001.
Primary Pediatric Care,


 

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on April 03, 2018

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