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What are ectoparasites?
Live on the surface of the host
What are scabies?
Mites that burrow eggs beneath the skin in small ridges or dotted lines
What is the main symptom of scabies?
Pruritis
What must be done to treat scabies?
Entire body surface must be treated
Bedding and clothing must be washed and dried
What is pediculosis?
Lice
What must be done after treatment of head lice?
Dead Lice removed from the hair with a fine-toothed comb
What is body lice?
Lice that reside on the clothing
Topical agents are used to treat lice.
T or F
True
What is the only oral ectoparasiticide?
Ivermectin
What drug is toxic to both mites and lice (fleas and ticks too)?
Permethrin
What are the adverse effects of Permethrin?
Pruritis
Burning
What drug is toxic to lice only?
Malathion
What drug is toxic to mites?
Crotamiton