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Hot air for head lice

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Insecticide shampoos such as those that contain pyrethroids or lindane are not very effective at killing head louse eggs, may be contraindicated for patients with asthma and may give rise to resistance in head lice. Louse combs may be ineffective unless used for long periods of time. Body lice, close relatives of head lice, die when exposed for 5 min …

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