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Effective treatments for head lice

Imboden, Annie DNP, APN, CPNP

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000574668.19239.db
Feature: HEAD LICE
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Abstract: Head lice is a parasitic infestation common in children. Proper management is essential to treat lice in a safe, convenient, cost-effective, and efficacious manner. School lice policies are often antiquated and can stigmatize the child and family. Evidence-based care guidelines may significantly help families minimize the stress of lice.

Head lice is a parasitic infestation common in children. Proper management is essential to treat lice in a safe, convenient, cost-effective, and efficacious manner. School lice policies are often antiquated and can stigmatize the child and family. Evidence-based care guidelines may significantly help families minimize the stress of lice.

Annie Imboden is a nursing instructor at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Ill, and a Pediatric NP at Pediatric Group LLC, Carbondale, Ill.

The author had disclosed no financial relationships related to this article.

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