5 October 2011
This Cochrane Review is at the protocol stage and there is no abstract or plain language summary. The objectives for the review are as follows:
- to compare the effectiveness of interventions for the treatment of pediculosis capitis;
- to compare the effectiveness of different formulations (of lotion, shampoo, creme rinse, mousse or systemic treatments) of the same insecticide against pediculosis capitis;
- to determine the safety and tolerability of topical chemical or herbal applications, physical methods or oral treatment agents used for treating pediculosis capitis; and
- to determine the relative effectiveness of topical pediculicides, physical methods and oral treatments.