Head Lice Cure Questioned in Survey

Back-to-school time is once again putting attention on the age-old problem of head lice.  Wendy Wright, a family nurse practitioner who deals with the pesky insects, says they're still hard to find because they're only about the size of sesame seeds.

Wright says most healthcare providers still recommend over-the-counter treatments for head lice, but a recent survey done for Arbor Pharmaceuticals found parents complaining that most of those treatments didn't work.  

Arbor is one of a number of pharmaceutical firms that offer prescription head-lice treatments.

Parents are advised to tell their children not to share hats with other students.


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