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can i get lice from airline seats

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Uhl
Dr. Craig Uhl answered
26 years experience Pediatrics
Absolutely: Always wear long pants on planes. Alcohol pads might be a good idea to clean vinyl seats too.

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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
40 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Lice are passed person to person. They can only survive about 24 hours elsewhere. So if the airline doesn't use new pillows each time yes it is possib ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
43 years experience Psychiatry
Ulesfia: It's the latest, and probably the best, prescription medication for killing lice and eggs. But you must follow the directions to the letter.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Windisch
24 years experience Pediatrics
Pediculocide: The use of a pediculocide with nit killing properties like the prescription Ovide should take care of it for you.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Mund
45 years experience Rheumatology
No: Psoriasis is not a "catchable" condition. Most people are genetically pre-determined to develop psoriasis and there is a strong family prevqalence. Yo ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
No.: The cause of seborrhea isn't precisely known, but i feel very comfortable in saying that train seats are not even a candidate.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Highly unlikely: Pubic lice are caught by sexual activity and do not live long off there host. Get treatment and be checked for other sexually transmitted diseases suc ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
14 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Scabies is very contagious. It can spread through health care facilities quickly and anything that someone with scabies has touched needs to be clean ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: Head lice are an only human issue. Animals and or other bugs do not carry them.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Can spread to neck area and can rarely self inoculate. Treatment is same topical medications.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: They could be any were.Combing alone e it help but dose not for sure clean it up, use the recommended shampoo, for the whole family, clean all the bed ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: No.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Not usually: If a louse fell off on the seat and you immediately sat down and the louse attached, then yes. However, this would be very unlikely. This usually is ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Rare: By theory it is possible, but hightly unlikely. (example-someone with herpes for example has an open sore, sits on the toilet, then you sit on the to ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Head Lice: Head lice like clean heads the most. You can get lice from being near another's head with head lice, using infested earphones, hats, combs, or brushes ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: Head lice are hard to see.It is the active lice, jumping to your hair that could infect you, not the eggs.The eggs are glued to the hair.However, if t ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
You know how to ask : A hard question. Cimex lectularius or the bed bug is a parasite that is nocturnal. It can be transported on your clothing, luggage, second hand furnit ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
NO: No, this is impossible.
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A female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Extremely unlikely: You have got the head lice from another person
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
42 years experience Dermatology
Scabies: If there was a living parasite on the towel from a person with scabies using the towel before you then you can catch it from the towel.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Prevent re-infection: Wash clothing or linens in hot water. Soak personal items like combs or brushes in hot water for at least 10 minutes (or throw them out if this is an ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Germophobia: This is the same question as your others, this time about lice. Like warts, only by intimate contact with another person, not through clothing or cont ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Kohl
34 years experience Travel Medicine
Very Unlikely: It is very unlikely that pests such as bedbugs will be transmitted via airline seats. Most parasites are obtained in their 'natural' enviroment: fr ... Read More

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