pediculicide

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Noun1.pediculicide - a chemical agent that kills lice
pesticide - a chemical used to kill pests (as rodents or insects)
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com, a leading national head lice treatment service, have long maintained that common chemical treatments for head lice removal, which are known as pediculicides, are becoming less effective in eradicating head lice.
These differences can result from surveys being conducted during different seasons, various examination techniques, reporting of active infestation or presence of nits, and potential introduction of effective pediculicides.
A The British Medical Journal recently published a study which concluded that the Bug Buster treatment method - wet combing with conditioner - was the most effective over-the-counter treatment for head louse infestation in the community when compared with pediculicides (lotions, shampoos or rinses for the treatment of headlice which contain insecticides).
Body lice may also respond to oral or topically applied pediculicides, although none of these agents are labeled or marketed for treatment of body lice in the United States.
Body lice also may respond to oral or topically applied pediculicides, although none of these agents are labeled or marketed for treatment of body lice in the United States.
The children from whom these lice were collected had typically been treated unsuccessfully with pyrethrin/permethrin-based pediculicides, so these lice were probably pesticide-resistant.
Use over-the-counter pediculicides (lice-killing shampoos) for two treatments about 8 to 10 days apart; some lice may be resistant to shampoo chemicals.
Enter any drug store in Boston area and you are likely to see shelves filled with head lice chemical treatments; according to Beck, common chemical treatments for head lice treatment, which are known as pediculicides, are becoming less effective in eradicating head lice.