A comparative study of treatments of head with 25% ben benzyl benzoate to 1% gamma benzene hexachloride

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Weerayutt Daenseekaew
Vichit Pipitgool
Somjit Daenseekaew
Kunya Jirarattanapochai

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Abstract

This study was conducted  to  estimate  the  prevalence  of  head lice  in  primary  school  children  and  to  compare the  efficacy  of  25%  benzyl  benzoate  versus  1% gamma  benzene  hexachloride  (1%  lindane).  The   prevalence  rate  was  31.58%  (66  out  of  209).  Eighteen  out  of  24  (75%)  were  cured  when  they  were  treated  by  25%  benzyl  benzoate.  Twenty-six  out  of  thirty  (86.67%)  were  cured  when  they  were  treated  by  1% lindane.  There  was  no  statistical  significant  difference  between  the  two  pesticides  for  treatment  head  lice  (P>0.05,  Chi-square  test).  The  doctors  can  choose  one  of  the  two  pesticides  for  treatment  head  lice.

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