What is the role of botanical agents in the treatment of pediculosis and pthiriasis (lice infestation)?

Updated: Mar 01, 2018
  • Author: Lyn C C Guenther, MD, FRCPC, FAAD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Various botanical agents have been used. Essential oils demonstrate variable efficacy and may be contact allergens. [40] In general, the evidence supporting their efficacy is of poor quality. [37, 41] Monoterpenoids are promising agents. [37, 42, 43]


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