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AAP Updates Head Lice Guidance

Jul 26th, 2010 - Action Points Explain to interested patients that keeping children out of school for head lice has not been shown to be effective in reducing spread. Point out that there are effective nonchemical options for getting rid of head lice -- such as simply combing through wet hair to remove the lice and nits. Children should not be kept home from school because they have head lice, the American Acad...

What’s Eating You? Human Body Lice (Pediculus humanus corporis)

Mar 5th, 2020 - Diagnosis Diagnosis can be reached by visualizing adult lice, nymphs, or viable nits on the body or more commonly within inner clothing seams; nits also fluoresce under Wood light. 15 Although dermoscopy has proven useful for increased sensitivity and differentiation between viable and hatched nits, the insects also can be viewed with the unaided eye.

What’s Eating You? Head Lice (Pediculus humanus capitis)

Dec 1st, 2017 - Treatment Effective treatment of head lice requires eradication of all living lice as well as louse eggs. Topically applied pyrethroids, including pyrethrin shampoos and mousses and permethrin lotion 1%, are considered the first-line therapy.

Charles-Jules-Henri Nicolle

Abstract and Introduction Introduction (Enlarge Image) Shown in this photograph is Charles-Jules-Henri Nicolle (1866–1936), a physician, microbiologist, novelist, philosopher, and historian. From 1903 until his death in 1936, he was Director of the Institut Pasteur in Tunis, Tunisia. Nicolle's many accomplishments include the discovery that epidemic typhus is transmitted by body lice (Pediculus...

Effectiveness of Isopropyl Myristate/Cyclomethicone D5 Solution of Removing Cuticular Hydrocarbons From Human Head Lice (Pediculus Humanus Capitis)

Abstract Background In the treatment of human head lice infestation, healthcare providers are increasingly concerned about lice becoming resistant to existing pesticide treatments. Traditional pesticides, used to control these pests, have a neurological mechanism of action. This publication describes a topical solution with a non-traditional mechanism of action, based on physical disruption of ...

Losing the Louse: How to Manage this Common Infestation in Children

Abstract and Introduction Abstract This article aims to provide an overview of the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment for lice infestations in children. Management of the condition by parents in the home is presented, as well as ways to prevent spread in the community. Nurses in acute care, outpatient, and school settings may use this information to teach families how to prevent a lice infestat...

New Treatment for Head Lice 'Kills 'Em Dead' After One Application

Oct 17th, 2011 - By Fran Lowry BOSTON (Reuters Health) Oct 17 - Just one 10-minute treatment with spinosad, a new pediculide derived from a naturally occurring soil bacterium, eradicates head lice and nits, researchers said here on Saturday at the 2011 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition. Spinosad (Natroba) was approved for the treatment of head lice infestations by the U.S. ...

FDA Approves New Topical Drug for Head Lice

Jan 18th, 2011 - January 19, 2011 (UPDATED January 27, 2011) — The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved spinosad (Natroba Topical Suspension 0.9%, ParaPRO) for the treatment of head lice infestation in people aged 4 years and older. Head lice (Pediculus capitis) are spread most often by close person-to-person contact. They are very common among schoolchildren in the United States — second only to ...

The Prevention and Treatment of Head Lice in Children

Abstract and Introduction Introduction Head lice (Pediculus humanus capitis) are ectoparasites, meaning that they live on or within the skin rather than inside the body. Annually, approximately 6 to 12 million U.S. children aged 3 to 11 years become infested with head lice.[1] Lice infestations are a substantial economic burden on the health care system. Although difficult to assess, the annual...