We were just given malathion lotion to treat an ongoing case of lice. The information sheet it came with does not say anything regarding conditioner following treatment. Is it okay to use conditioner? If so, when-right away, 24 hours later, or? Also, how about going in a pool? I have read with other treatment options using conditioner or going in a pool can strip the treatment... Thanks for your help!
Apply the lotion using enough to wet the hair, pay attention to the back of the head, neck and around ears. Allow hair to dry naturally and to remain uncovered. Shampoo hair after 8 to 12 hours, again paying attention to the back of the head and neck while shampooing.
Rinse hair and use a fine - toothed (nit) comb to remove dead lice and eggs.
If lice are still present after 7 - 9 days, repeat with a second application of Malathion lotion. You may use conditioner on your hair the day after you do the fine comb-you should be okay to go into a pool then too so about 2 days after the lotion is applied.
- Malathion Information for Consumers
- Malathion Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Malathion (detailed)
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