Treatment could provide easier lice relief

August 25, 2009 2:14:57 PM PDT
A new school year almost always means new cases of head lice and the difficult task of getting rid of the pests. But a report in the journal Pediatrics says an experimental treatment could do away with the nit-picking that makes this process so unpleasant.

Current treatments for lice do not kill the nits or eggs. In order to get rid of the insects hair must be carefully combed through and each nit removed one at a time.

A newer therapy called NatrOVA was found to be effective at not only killing the bugs but the nits was well. FDA approval for the new prescription cream is currently pending.


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