Shaving can be safer head lice treatment than insecticides

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7506.1510-c (Published 23 June 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1510
  1. Anthony Lwegaba (lwegaba@lycos.com), lecturer in public health
  1. School of Clinical Medicine and Research, University of West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados

    EDITOR—Sladden and Johnson reviewed common skin infections in children.1 The life cycle of head lice (Pediculosis capitis) was well described and is similar to that of pubic lice. I worked in chronic emergencies in Somalia in 1993 and Sudan 1996-7 among internally displaced populations and in the nomadic Karimajong of Uganda in 1998-9, whose …

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