Pyrethrins and Piperonyl Butoxide for Lice
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Pyrethrin medicines are available without a prescription as shampoos or mousse. Apply the product to dry hair. Do not use any hair conditioner. Leave it on the hair for 10 minutes, and then rinse it out. A second treatment is needed 9 days after the first, to kill newly hatched Reference lice Opens New Window.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: August 30, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Reference Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics