Difference between revisions of "Pediculosis"

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*Remove nits with fine comb
 
*Remove nits with fine comb
 
*Retreatment in 7-10d may be necessary
 
*Retreatment in 7-10d may be necessary
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==See Also==
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*[[Parasitic Diseases]]
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*[[Travel Medicine]]
  
 
==Source==
 
==Source==
 
Tintinalli
 
Tintinalli
  
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[[Category:ID]]
 
[[Category:Peds]]
 
[[Category:Peds]]

Revision as of 11:38, 1 September 2014

Background

  • Caused pediculus humanus
  • Hats/combs may act as fomites

Diagnosis

  • May see live mites or nits (egg sacks) on hair shaft close to scalp
  • May be asymptomatic or pruritic

Treatment

  • Permethrin 1% lotion
  • Remove nits with fine comb
  • Retreatment in 7-10d may be necessary

See Also

Source

Tintinalli