Pill found to outdo lotion in tough head-lice cases

Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 12:56 in Health & Medicine

Despite results of a study, the chief author says ivermectin is not advised for first-line use, and it's not approved in the U.S. for use against lice. Head lice are itchy, nasty nuisances that can be hard to get rid of. Can a pill provide relief? A new study has found that in tough cases, an oral medication kills the parasites more effectively...

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