Head lice – Inside Health 14/9/15

Physical treatments

Bug busting kit vs pesticides trial -BMJ open which finds it works better than pesticides, and does pilot study

but previous

Lancet study saying it’s not as good 

Non – pesticide treatments

Dimethicone  – evidence here, here, open label study here,  RCT here, here, vs premetharin, and liquid gel proof of concept trial

Systematic review – note COI, and another, without 

and an important comment on COIs and disappearing trials

very thorough over view from NHS Wales

GRADE evaluation of what’s known

DTB review , and on dimethicone 

ASA judgements




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