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Single application of ivermectin lotion helps get rid of head lice

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e7472 (Published 06 November 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7472

Oral ivermectin is often used to treat infection with roundworms, but its topical preparation might also help combat head lice. New preparations are needed for this condition because of increased resistance to existing first line agents, such as permethrin and pyrethrins.

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