A New Treatment for Lice

Dimeticone, a type of liquid silicone, appears to kill lice well.

If you apply the material twice, cure rates exceed 90%.

The dimeticone is most easily applied in a product called
Lice MD, which is over-the-

Simply follow the directions on the box. The application
recommended is 10 minutes sitting on wet hair, two times,
seven days apart. Be sure to comb as instructed.

Since this is a silicone preparation, there is no toxicity as
with pesticide preparations, and resistance is unlikely to

Dr. Lavin
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