• By Vivien Williams

Mayo Clinic Minute: Head Lice are Harder to Treat

August 19, 2016

little girl getting head checked for liceJust the thought of an infestation of head lice is enough to prompt many people to start scratching their scalps. Unfortunately, head lice is getting harder to eradicate. A study in the Journal of Medical Entomology shows some strains are becoming resistant to standard treatments.

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, reporter Vivien Williams talks to family medicine specialist Dr. Summer Allen about how to get rid of hard-to-treat head lice.

Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute

Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1:02) is in the downloads. Download the script.