Head lice can be found in all societies and among all age groups. One of the problems that families face every year is that children get head lice.
The first-line treatment in terms of effectiveness and non-toxicity is Permethrin shampoo and Nixamol cream, which can be used for all ages of adults and children, even infants over 2 months and pregnant women.
Nixamol washable hair cream is used as a first-line medicine to treat infections caused by human head lice.
In adults, usually a single dose of Nixamol cream for patients with head lice has a positive therapeutic effect in almost all cases. When using this drug, do not use traditional treatments such as vinegar, etc., because it may reduce the effectiveness of the drug. In addition, the use of this drug in humans has the lowest toxicity compared to other similar products
The correct way to use Nixamol cream is to first wash your hair well with another shampoo (simple shampoo without conditioner) and then rinse your hair well and dry it until only the hair is dehydrated.
Then apply a sufficient amount of Permethrin cream on damp hair so that all hair and scalp are well impregnated with the cream.
Make sure the hair on the back of the neck and behind the ears is completely soaked in the cream. After use, let the cream remain on the hair for 10 minutes, then dry the hair.
Then, with a fine-toothed comb, remove the lice eggs and insect remnants from the hair follicles.
We suggest that after using Permethrin cream, all the patient's clothes, sheets and towels should be washed with hot water or impregnated with insect repellent spray.
The last recommendation is that all family members of the infected person should be treated at the same time.