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How far can head lice jump

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 39 years experience
No: They need to be transmitted physically from person to person.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Head Lice: don't jump from one surface to another.Head lice are transmitted two ways. The most common is direct person to person contact. The second way is vecto... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Nix (permethrin): Nix- (permethrin lotion) apply to the head at bedtime and wash off in the morniing. Wash all your bedclothes and put them through the dryer, and vacuu... Read More
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Cetaphil: Cetaphil and a hairdryer can eliminate lice.www.ehow.com/how_2123367_treat-head-lice-cetaphil.html this website gives a great description of how to do... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Head lice: Tx of lice requires accurate identification of nits & lice. A pediculicide is usually used- OTC like Nix or RID or prescription meds like lindane... Read More
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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.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
The symptoms of Head lice include:: Scalp itching, Enlarged lymph nodes.
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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
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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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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stanley Katz
Dermatology 48 years experience
See dermatologist: There are a few otc meds available for head lice, but I would suggest seeing a dermatologist to confirm a dx and be txed if necessary. As amale, yo... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Yes: It spreads through contact among classmates or family members.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
No!: Head lice do not carry or transmit any disease. (body lice do transmit disease, but they are different.) you may get a secondary skin infection from... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Goodbye 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
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