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can you have lice eggs and no bugs

A female asked:
Dr. Erin Robertson
18 years experience General Practice
I can promise that: If you've found adult bugs, you've got nits (eggs). They are cemented close to scalp w/in 1-3cm from base of hair shaft, most commonly but not exclusi ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. James Seward
21 years experience Dermatology
This : This is very challenging to answer without a clinical picture and seeing in person. I would recommend you see a dermatologist for further evaluation ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
47 years experience Family Medicine
Below: Impossible to give a DX without an exam.
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Check every day: Checking a child's hair and head for lice or nits, on a daily basis, will prevent lice from gaining a foothold. As long as any and all nits (lice eggs ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not always. Depends : On pediculicide used. The most effective approach is to retreat lice. The reason is that not all pediculicides kill the eggs. It is best to retreat in ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
46 years experience Pediatrics
Nit Picking: Over the last few years lice has become increasingly more difficult to treat. OTC medications such as Nix (permethrin) and Rid are the first options ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: I agree that the dryness may cause itchiness which gives you that sensation
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 female asked:
Dr. Wendy Kaufer
22 years experience Pediatrics
Dandruff flakes off: Dandruff flakes off easily while nits are essentially "glued" to the hair shaft and are difficult to remove. Very important to treat entire household ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Okamoto
28 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: If you are the one cleaning the litterbox then yes. The cat poop has the worm eggs in them, and if you get this on your hands or under the fingernai ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Reinfection possible: Yes especially if you are re exposed to source of infection.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Probably not: Probably not, because many will be close to the scalp where the tongs will not be placed.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Anand
49 years experience Pediatrics
Not likely: It is recommended to wear underwear or pajama and do not scratch ,so that you avoid oral -anal re-infection ,Transferring pinworm to bedding may occur ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Mites: Animals can contract sarcoptic mange from mites. Humans can contract scabies from the sarcoptes scarbiei mite. There are two different mites involv ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
2 different mites: Humans can transmit scabies which is transmitted by a sarcoptes scarbiei mite. Animals carry a different mite which can cause a form of mange.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes, you definitely: can get fleas from a pet altho fleas prefer furry animals. Flea bites in people tend to occur in hidden areas like the groin, waistline and folds in ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Toss in the dryer: I think you can toss your pillows in the clothes dryer & any head lice or random eggs would be killed by the heat.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Possibly...: If pubic lice (crabs) are causing the itching, you should be able to see lice an nits (eggs). The nits look like tiny while spots attached to pubic ha ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Try Vinegar: Some believe that several days of washing the hair with a stout vinegar (apple cider vinegar or pickling vinegar) will kill the lice. It does loosen t ... 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 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Contact allergy: Bed bugs tend to cause red raised bumps that show up in clusters and even straight lines. Dust mites do not bite. A contact dermatitis is a reaction ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Lice Are ALive: Lices are bugs you can see. The nits or eggs are generally difficult to remove hairs, but dandruff tends to come right off.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Pubic lice: Pubic lice is an infestation with a parasite. It can be completely eradicated by proper treatment of the body and home. Re-infestation can occur by ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
YES: Yes.

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