A single application of crotamiton lotion in the treatment of patients with pediculosis capitis

Int J Dermatol. 1982 Dec;21(10):611-3. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-4362.1982.tb02048.x.


A single application of 10% crotamiton lotion cured 96% of the 49 patients treated for pediculosis capitis. Only two (4%) patients needed a second application. Following crotamiton application, pruritus regressed completely in 98% of the patients. An adverse effect, namely localized skin irritation leading to interruption of the trial treatment, was reported in one patient.

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Topical
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Drug Evaluation
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lice Infestations / drug therapy*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Toluidines / administration & dosage*
  • Toluidines / therapeutic use


  • Toluidines
  • crotamiton