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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An ex vivo, assessor blind, randomised, parallel group, comparative efficacy trial of the ovicidal activity of three pediculicides after a single application--melaleuca oil and lavender oil, eucalyptus oil and lemon tea tree oil, and a "suffocation" pediculicide.
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.
The owners of LiceDoctors.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.
The fluoride compounds, sodium fluoride NaF and fluorosilicic acid [H.sub.2] Si [F.sub.6], added into municipal water for human ingestion purposes are synthesized artificially by industrial reaction and have been used as rodenticides, insecticides, and pediculicides, with acute oral lethal doses in experimental animals comparable to arsenic and lead ([LD.sub.50] ~ 125 mg/kg) (The Merck Index [4]) due to the fluoride at ~60-90 mg/kg.
Perme-thrin cream 1% (Nix), one of the most widely used and well-studied pediculicides, is available over the counter.
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.e., 1% permethrin, 0.3% pyrethrin, and 0.5% malathion) (6).
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.