Lice treatment pesticide shampoos and lotions
are not to be used repeatedly, in conjunction with,
or as a follow-up to other chemical formulations.
guidelines direct parents and health professionals to
over-the-counter pesticide products already documented to be less
than 100% effective at best or with documented lice resistance to
them. When these treatments fail, the guidelines unfortunately
recommend the prescription pesticides
lindane. There are
health risks inherent with the use of pesticides on children and these risks increase dramatically when you follow one chemical
treatment with another.
advises parents to discontinue the use of any treatment at the
earliest sign of failure and to avoid using other chemicals. Manual removal is the best option
whenever possible, especially when treatment products have failed.