Malathion for Lice
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This prescription lotion must be applied to dry hair and left on for 8 to 12 hours before rinsing off. Do not use hair conditioner. Because this medicine contains alcohol, avoid sources of heat and open flame such as hair dryers, curling irons, fireplaces, and cigarettes until it has dried.
If lice are still present 7 to 9 days later, your doctor may suggest a second treatment.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: August 30, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Reference Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics