pediculicide

(redirected from pediculicides)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pediculicide - a chemical agent that kills lice
pesticide - a chemical used to kill pests (as rodents or insects)
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Over the years, lice have developed resistances to toxic pediculicides, which are the main ingredients in common over-the-counter lice remedies.
Treatment modalities vary, from well-studied pediculicides to unproven home remedies.
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.
On the other hand, misdiagnosis and overuse of pediculicides, increase resistance to treatment.
The most common first-line treatments are the topical pediculicides, including the pyrethroids (available over the counter), malathion, benzyl alcohol, spinosad, and topical ivermectin.
The most common firstline treatments are the topical pediculicides, including the pyrethroids (available over the counter), malathion, benzyl alcohol, spinosad, and topical ivermectin.
Perme-thrin cream 1% (Nix), one of the most widely used and well-studied pediculicides, is available over the counter.
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).
Lindane also had the slowest pediculicidal and least effective ovicidal activity compared with three other approved pediculicides (i.
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.