What patient education should be given regarding treatment of contacts with 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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Patient education regarding treatment of contacts is essential. Parents with children who are infested should be advised to treat all infested family members with a pediculicide and to provide environmental fomite control.

Education about hygiene and accessibility to laundering facilities are important in preventing the spread of body lice and re-infestation. [55]


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