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can head lice really be harmless?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Lice: Lice can cause significant itching. The lice can transmit diseases such as epidemic typhus, trench fever &relapsing fever.
Answered on Mar 2, 2017
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May be: Pediculus humanus capitis.
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Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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I think the first: ....thing you should do is find out if it IS lice. It's virtually impossible to see your own head SO SEE A DOCTOR!. Other things can cause this cree ... Read More
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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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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. James Ferguson
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Various methods: A 1% Permethrin shampoo is a common 1st step.The lice by themselves will wash out when dead by simple shampooing. The primary problem is the egg casin ... Read More
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