Agents with Activity Against Ectoparasites

How to Cite This Chapter: Szepietowski J, Salomon J. Agents with Activity Against Ectoparasites. McMaster Textbook of Internal Medicine. Kraków: Medycyna Praktyczna. Accessed April 14, 2024.
Last Updated: November 2, 2023
Last Reviewed: November 2, 2023
Chapter Information

1. Benzyl benzoate: Scabies, pediculosis.

2. Cyclomethicone and dimethicone: Pediculosis capitis, pediculosis pubis.

3. Ivermectin: Scabies, pediculosis.

4. Crotamiton: Scabies, as an adjunct in the treatment of pruritus of any etiology.

5. Permethrin: Scabies, pediculosis capitis, pediculosis corporis, pediculosis pubis; impregnation of clothing and mosquito nets during stay in the tropics to prevent insect bites.

6. Herbal preparations (tincture of larkspur, wormwood, or tansy): Pediculosis capitis.

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