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Prevention of infestation with Pediculus humanus capitis in the family group using a pediculicidal shampoo: A prospective, randomised controlled study
Head Louse Study
The study is to find out if a new shampoo works to help protect family members from catching lice when one of the children catch them at school, playgroup, or during play with their friends out of school. We shall compare its effect with a normal shampoo, allocated on a random basis.
Anyone who has lice at the start will be treated to get rid of their lice, with a check-up after 3 days and a retreatment if necessary. Then, everyone in the household will be given the same shampoo product to use daily, or every other day if that is not possible, for 14 days. We shall follow up two weeks later to check how well it has worked, so you need to take part for 15 days altogether.
Children taking part must be at least 4 years old, must not have long-term scalp conditions like psoriasis or impetigo or be allergic to shampoos. There are other limits to taking part and these are set out in the Patient Information Booklet.
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