Pediculosis Capitis: Why Prefer a Solution to Shampoo or Spray? Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract: Two hundred and sixty-eight children with pediculosis capitis took part in a comparative study to test the efficacy of five different pediculocides commonly used in Israel. The preparations used were pyrethrin shampoo, pyrethroid spray, malathion solution, carbaryl shampoo and carbaryl lotion. Carbaryl lotion and malathion solution were much more efficient when compared to the shampoo and spray preparations.

publication date

  • January 1, 1988