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Interventions for treating head lice

van der Wouden JC, Klootwijk T, Le Cleach L, Do G, Vander Stichele R, Knuistingh Neven A, Eekhof JAH
Published Online: 
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:
  1. to compare the effectiveness of interventions for the treatment of pediculosis capitis;
  2. to compare the effectiveness of different formulations (of lotion, shampoo, creme rinse, mousse or systemic treatments) of the same insecticide against pediculosis capitis;
  3. to determine the safety and tolerability of topical chemical or herbal applications, physical methods or oral treatment agents used for treating pediculosis capitis; and
  4. to determine the relative effectiveness of topical pediculicides, physical methods and oral treatments.