Malathion for Lice
Why It Is Used
Malathion works very well against lice. It is less widely used than other lice medicines because treatment requires 8 to 12 hours and because the odor is bad.
Malathion is not recommended for use by women who are pregnant or breast-feeding or children younger than 2 years of age.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: August 30, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Reference Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics