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Can pediculosis be treated intravenously?

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Dr. Christopher Quinn
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
No: Pediculosis (lice) is treated with shampoos and lotions containing permethrin.
Dr. Emily Altman
Dermatology 28 years experience
Pediculosis treatmnt: Pediculosis can be treated topically or orally. An oral medication called Ivermectin is very effective for pediculosis and can be used in such cases as when topical treatment is not ideal. For example, pediculosis pubis can also affect eyelashes which are very difficult to treat with topical meds. There is no need for IV treatment.

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