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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Karten
21 years experience Pediatrics
Call your doctor: Lice can be hard to eradicate because they can become resistant to medications available at the grocery store. Discuss with your doctor- there are pre ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Any dirty?: 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 sheets sand if you hav ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Lots of effort: There is a large movement to not coat the head with Permethrin or lindane due to potential neurotoxicity, and the risk is relevant. Non medicated prod ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Endemic: More common on elementary age children. It will occur in pockets within a school or classroom .It will also occur in waves over time.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Lice Head: Mature head lice are approximately the size of a sesame seed, don't hop or jump and lay eggs called nits that stick to the hair shaft. Main symptoms ... Read More
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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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Nits: They attach their eggs to individual hairs. They look like tiny rounded discs stuck to the hair.Routine treatment requires that the nits be combed out ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
37 years experience Pediatrics
Call your doctor: There are medications that can be used to kill the lice. Use them as directed (very important!). Wash all the bed linens in hot water and remove any s ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Cueva
20 years experience Pediatrics
Itching, or none: Many children have no symptoms whatsoever, despite a good-sized infestation. Other children may have itching or a rash around the scalp. The diagnos ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
New activity: You can be infested with juvenile lice before they start laying eggs & not recognize the activity.If you have removed the egg casings & killed the lic ... Read More
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