Clinical trial showing superiority of a coconut and anise spray over permethrin 0.43% lotion for head louse infestation, ISRCTN96469780

@article{Burgess2009ClinicalTS,
  title={Clinical trial showing superiority of a coconut and anise spray over permethrin 0.43% lotion for head louse infestation, ISRCTN96469780},
  author={Ian F. Burgess and Elizabeth R. Brunton and Nazma A. Burgess},
  journal={European Journal of Pediatrics},
  year={2009},
  volume={169},
  pages={55-62}
}
Permethrin is the most widely used pediculicide, but evidence of resistance from several countries and anecdotal reports from Germany suggest that permethrin lotion is now less effective. We designed a randomized, controlled, parallel group trial involving 100 participants with active head louse infestation to investigate the activity of a coconut and anise spray and to see whether permethrin lotion is still effective, using two applications of product 9 days apart. The spray was significantly… CONTINUE READING
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