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Treating head louse infections
  • Relevant BNF section: 13.10.4


Infection with head lice is most common in children aged 6-11 years but can affect anybody. It rarely affects general health but can cause much anxiety. Here we discuss how best to manage such infection, particularly given worries about possible resistance and carcinogenicity with the topical insecticide treatments.

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  • Relevant BNF section: 13.10.4

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