How is pediculosis (lice infestation) re-infestation prevented?

Updated: Aug 16, 2019
  • Author: Lyn C C Guenther, MD, FRCPC, FAAD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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To prevent head lice re-infestation, all household members and contacts of a patient should be examined and treated at the same time if infested. Bedmates should also ideally be treated even if they do not show evidence of infestation. Washing combs, brushes, and other fomites may reduce re-infestation.


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