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WHAT’S AVAILABLE

  • Neurotoxic insecticides
  • Physical insecticides
  • Wet combing, also known as ‘bug busting’ – a mechanical method of lice removal without the use of any chemical-based preparations.

NEUROTOXIC INSECTICIDES

Two insecticides are available:

  • Malathion
  • Permethrin.

Reflection point

Consider what you recommend for various types of patient for head lice treatment, and why. When do counter staff refer patients to the pharmacist?