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BYE BYE HEAD LICE

Head lice is the bane of mothers everywhere. I’ve had kids with it and it turns into a major affair.
Now there is some good news…a new medication that works with one topical treatment (kids over 6 months).
SKLICE (Ivermectin) topical is extremely effective for head lice, as per the latest NEJM article.
Bye Bye Baby!
Read more:
http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1200107

CONCLUSIONS

A single, 10-minute, at-home application of ivermectin was more effective than vehicle control in eliminating head-louse infestations at 1, 7, and 14 days after treatment. (Funded by Topaz Pharmaceuticals [now Sanofi Pasteur]; ClinicalTrials.gov numbers, NCT01066585 andNCT01068158.)