Class of products under study first pdt tested the Nuvo method Apply to hair

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Class of products under study, first pdt tested: the Nuvo method Apply to hair and dry with hairdryer Forms a “shrink wrap” over lice and hair and sufocates lice Growing evidence → more efective than synergized pyrethrins Dimethicone 4% lotion Shown to cure pediculosis, less irritation Coats lice, irreversibly immobilizes within 5 minutes LouseBuster Machine: applies heat to hair, scalp → Dehydrates, kills lice/nits Preliminary evidence → kills > 90% of nits Pediculosis Counseling Points When washing brushes, toys, towels, linens, clothes, bedding: Water temperature of ≥ 130° for 10 minutes Highest heat dryer setting fabric permits Avoid close physical contact with an infested patient Vacuum thoroughly, regularly during treatment period Inspect hair and scalp diligently in segments Before, during, and after treatment Use nit comb to remove nits (individual hairs may be tripped if nit removal is difficult) Risk of treatment resistance → avoid overuse Natoinal Pediculosis Association (headlice.org)
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