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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. MARK LONG
Dr. MARK LONG answered
25 years experience Pediatrics
ANSWER: Lice cannot survive for more than about 24-36 hours when removed from a person. Spraying furniture, carpets and bedding with an insecticide serves no ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Huang
21 years experience Family Medicine
Here it is: Here is a link to a nice diagram of the life cycle of a head louse. http://www.headlicetreatmentworld.com/tag/life-cycle/.
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Dr. M. Christine Lee
27 years experience Dermatology
3 stages: There are 3 stages: nit (egg), nymph (smaller version of adult), and adult. Time from egg to having another egg develop is one month.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shontae Buffington
16 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Your body is not used to sexual activity; you may experience vaginal bleeding, soreness, and or clear discharge. These should subside in 1-3 days. I ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelly Kane
24 years experience Pediatrics
A little black bug: Located on the scalp. They lay eggs attached to hairs <1 inch from the scalp.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Housam Hegazy
19 years experience Hospital-based practice
Life cycle: The nits are the eggs of the louse. The eggs hatch in 8 days releasing nymphs that require 8 days to mature to lice.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Many are not able to find the lice. If there's one & your kid isn't totally bald, there will be others. A simple otc rx may work well with your situa ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
10-14 days: The period from the laying of eggs to hatching of the first nymph is 10-14 days.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Head Lice: Many head lice medicines are available at your local drugstore. Each otc product usually contains one of the following active ingredients:pyrethrins, ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
In theory: It does take about 10 days for lice to begin laying eggs, but I would suspect you just didn't see them.They are laid at the hair line where the lice u ... Read More
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A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Probably lice: No need for an evidence, try not to sleep alongside your pet, excessive personal hygiene and rigorous washing of clothing might help, if those measure ... Read More

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