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Lice “Smothering” Agents Should Be Explored, Researchers Assert

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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Further research on topical agents that can asphyxiate lice should be conducted to enhance current treatment methods, according to a commentary published in the April issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

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