Head lice: Growing problem has few good Tx options

July 1, 2002

Resistance to OTC treatments has doctors seeking reliable treatments,patients creating own Miami Beach, Fla. - The epidemic of resistant head lice in theUnited States is real and only one or two of the handful of products availableto treat head lice and nits reliably rid patients of the pests, Ronald C.Hansen, M.D., said here at the annual Masters of Pediatrics meeting.