Lice is also called Pediculosis as it is caused by common Lice-Pediculosis Capitis (head louse). Although lice infection is not injurious to health, it is very annoying due to the itching sensation caused by it.
Excessive scratching and excoriation my lead to secondary bacterial infection. The itching is caused by the saliva of the parasite deposited on the skin. If eye lashes are involved, plain Vaseline is applied twice a day for about a week.
Permethrin 1% is applied to the scalp and hair and left for 30 minutes to 8 hours a rinse.
Gamma Benzene Hexachloride(Scar)
This is described earlier in the chapter.
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* Dr. Ram Bahadur Bohara is the Chairman of the of Nepal Alternative Medical Development Council and Advisor of Science Infotech.