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Scabies and Lice

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Growing Resistance May Make OTC Head Lice Treatments Obsolete

A literature review of head lice treatments in the U.S. found a significant decline in the effectiveness of over-the-counter (OTC) permethrin and synergized pyrethrins (collectively pyrethroids) treatments, indicating a need for judicious use of effective treatments by clinicians.