Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Pediculosis Itching

Medications for itching in those with lice include:

Oral antihistamines can be sedating. Use them with caution and do not mix them with alcohol or other sedatives. Follow directions on product packaging.

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Last Updated: Dec 17, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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