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77. Head Lice Report ( part 2 of 3)

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(CONTINUED from part 1)

 

here’s also a deep well of frustration and sense of futility – ask anyone who’s tried to get rid of lice, and they’ll tell you the effort made them feel like a complete failure.

Why? Because the lice treatments that crowd drugstore shelves only work on bugs that aren’t pesticide-resistant – which at this point appears to be less than 50 percent of them. Yet somehow no one tells you that, while you shampoo and shampoo away. So this month’s news of a new lice treatment product will be welcomed by many.

Ivermectin

new lice killing medicine?

 

Sanofi’s new lice-killer Sklice

According to the New England Journal of Medicine, a new topical cream of 0.5% ivermectin killed 95 percent of head lice, and is toxic to lice eggs, or nits, as well. Reports Journal Watch Dermatology, “one ten-minute application was very effective.”

Topical ivermectin is being marketed by Sanofi Pasteur as Sklice, available by prescription only. It was developed by Topaz Pharmaceuticals, which the pharmaceutical giant purchased in February, 2012.

Here are the data from the maker-sponsored trials: On day 2, 95 percent of those treated were louse-free; on day 8, 85 percent were clear, and on day 15 it was still 74 percent. That may not sound entirely convincing, but compared with what’s currently available it’s a major improvement.

 

NEXT: Part 3

 

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