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Does dimeticone clear head lice?

Abstract

Head lice infestation is common and mainly affects children of primary school age. Treatments include licensed topical preparations containing conventional chemical insecticides and medical devices. Each of these fail to eradicate head lice in some patients and resistance is a problem with chemical insecticides. Dimeticone 4% lotion (Hedrin - Thornton & Ross) is a new treatment licensed "for the eradication of head lice infestations". Here we consider its place in the context of other options.

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    Drug and therapeutics bulletin 45:7 2007 Jul pg 52-5

    MeSH

    Animals
    Child
    Dimethylpolysiloxanes
    Drug Costs
    Humans
    Insecticides
    Lice Infestations
    Pediculus
    Scalp Dermatoses
    Treatment Outcome

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article
    Review

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    17718305

    Citation

    TY - JOUR T1 - Does dimeticone clear head lice? PY - 2007/8/28/pubmed PY - 2007/12/6/medline PY - 2007/8/28/entrez SP - 52 EP - 5 JF - Drug and therapeutics bulletin JO - Drug Ther Bull VL - 45 IS - 7 N2 - Head lice infestation is common and mainly affects children of primary school age. Treatments include licensed topical preparations containing conventional chemical insecticides and medical devices. Each of these fail to eradicate head lice in some patients and resistance is a problem with chemical insecticides. Dimeticone 4% lotion (Hedrin - Thornton & Ross) is a new treatment licensed "for the eradication of head lice infestations". Here we consider its place in the context of other options. SN - 0012-6543 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17718305/Does_dimeticone_clear_head_lice L2 - http://dtb.bmj.com/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=17718305 ER -