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• Nits
• Pediculosis
• Scabies
 
 
Definition:
Pediculicides are medications used to treat lice and scabies infestations. Various pediculicides have different mechanisms of action. Some applications need to be repeated in 7-10 days because pediculicides do not always kill all nits.

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