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Suffocating head lice works in new treatment

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February 25, 2010
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A new non-neurotoxic treatment for head lice has been found to have an average of 91.2 percent treatment success rate after one week, and to be safe in humans from six months of age and up.

A new non-neurotoxic treatment for head lice has been found to have an average of 91.2% treatment success rate after one week, and to be safe in humans from six months of age and up. This is the finding of a study recently published in Pediatric Dermatology.


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  1. Meinking, Villar, Vicaria, Eyerdam, Paquet, Mertz-Rivera, Rivera, Hiriart, and Reyna. The Clinical Trials Supporting Benzyl Alcohol Lotion 5% (UlesfiaTM), a Safe and Effective Topical Treatment for Head Lice (Pediculosis humanus capitis). Pediatric Dermatology, 2010 DOI: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2009.01059.x

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