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Can pediculosis be treated intravenously?

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Dr. Christopher Quinn
Emergency Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

Pediculosis (lice) is treated with shampoos and lotions containing permethrin.

In brief: No

Pediculosis (lice) is treated with shampoos and lotions containing permethrin.
Dr. Christopher Quinn
Dr. Christopher Quinn
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Dr. Emily Altman
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Emily Altman
Dr. Emily Altman
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