This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:
to compare the effectiveness of interventions for the treatment of pediculosis capitis;
to compare the effectiveness of different formulations (of lotion, shampoo, creme rinse, mousse or systemic treatments) of the same insecticide against pediculosis capitis;
to determine the safety and tolerability of topical chemical or herbal applications, physical methods or oral treatment agents used for treating pediculosis capitis; and
to determine the relative effectiveness of topical pediculicides, physical methods and oral treatments.