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August 28 , 2015 | Posted by theliceslayers |

Permethrin-Resistant Human Head Lice, Pediculus capitis, and Their Treatment

Read the Full Article Here:  https://archderm.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=479452 Objective  To compare the pediculicidal activity of Ovide lotion and its active ingredient, 0.5% malathion, with Nix and its active ingredient, 1% permethrin, in permethrin-resistant head lice. Design  In vitro pediculicidal product and active ingredient comparison. The presence of knockdown resistance–type mutations (T929I and L932F) was validated by DNA

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Aug

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August 28 , 2015 | Posted by theliceslayers |

Selfies to Blame for Lice Outbreaks in Teens, Doctor Says

Parents scratching their heads over why more teens are getting lice these days may have an answer in high schoolers’ favorite pastime: snapping selfies. One pediatrician says she’s seeing an uptick in older kids with infestation compared with five years ago, and she attributes it to “social media lice.” Wisconsin physician Sharon Rink tells WBAY, “Teenagers

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August 26 , 2015 | Posted by theliceslayers |

Time Magazine: Head Lice in 25 States Are Now Resistant to Treatment

A large number of lice populations have gene mutations that may make it resistant to over-the-counter treatments Here’s some lousy news: Lice in half of America—at least 25 states—are now resistant to over-the-counter treatments. That’s according to new research presented at the American Chemical Society’s national meeting. Study author Kyong S. Yoon, PhD, assistant professor

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July 11 , 2015 | Posted by theliceslayers |

Head lice occurrence on rise

By Nao Yako / Yomiuri Shimbun Staff WriteHead lice (see below) infestations — which often cause severe itching — have been spreading among nursery school and primary school pupils. Many parents have no experience with head lice, which can lead to delays in detection and countermeasures. Families with young children are advised to be on

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