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Headphones and head lice

A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Earbuds are ok: Lice prefer hair and scalp, but they run around quickly and could end up on headphone head bands (although it seems unlikely to happen). Earbuds are o... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Headphones = vectors: Headphone can lead to vector transmission of lice. Vector transmission occurs when lice are spread through inanimate objects. For instance the lice ca... Read More

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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
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
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 44 years experience
Get: You get lice from someone else that has lice. Usually for head lice from comb, brush, hat, other head wear etc.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Some other person: Head lice are a human only parasite (no animals) that has many protective properties.It can hold its breath for more than 8 hours, which makes suffoca... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Lice: Lice can cause significant itching. The lice can transmit diseases such as epidemic typhus, trench fever &relapsing fever.
A 33-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
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
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.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
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
A member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
No: Head lice are an only human issue. Animals and or other bugs do not carry them.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Patterson
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Get from others: Head lice are small insects that do not form on your head, but you get them from others. They lay eggs, called nits, which are glued to the hair shaf... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Lice: Tx of lice requires accurate identification of nits & / or lice. A pediculicide is usually used- otc like nix (permethrin) or rid or prescription med... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Cueva
Pediatrics 22 years experience
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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