dr Tanvi Pal
Pediatric Dermatologist
BLK Super Speciality Hospital
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Pediculosis capitis is the most common form of lice to affect children and usually affects those between 3 and 12 years of age. Head-lice therapy is recommended for individuals diagnosed with an active infestation, and prophylactic therapy is recommended for bed-mates and close contacts.

The standard of care is application of 1% permethrin cream rinse to mildly damp hair, followed by rinsing 10minutes later. It can be repeated again in 7-10days. It can be used in children >2months of age.

Oral ivermectin in the dose of 200µg/kg in a single dose. Can repeat the dose in 1-2 weeks. To be used only in children above 5 years of age .

Posted On: 19/05/2018

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