PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

What is the most common treatment for head lice?

ANSWER

To get rid of head lice, the most common treatment is to kill the adults with a pediculocide and to clear out the nits with a special fine-toothed comb.

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 3, 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 3, 2018

NEXT QUESTION:

What are pyrethrins for treating head lice?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.