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Can I get lice from airline seats?

Can I get lice from airline seats?

Absolutely: Always wear long pants on planes. Alcohol pads might be a good idea to clean vinyl seats too. ...Read more

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Body Lice (Definition)

Body lice (pediculus humanus corporis) are similar to head lice. These are tiny parasitic insects live on the clothes and can often be seen at the seams. They feed on the blood of the host, and can spread certain infections. Generally these are found in the homeless or those who are ...Read more


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Is there a chance of getting lice from airline pillows?

Is there a chance of getting lice from airline pillows?

Yes: Lice are passed person to person. They can only survive about 24 hours elsewhere. So if the airline doesn't use new pillows each time yes it is possible.. I wouldn't spend much time worrying though. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of lice?

How can I get rid of lice?

Ulesfia: It's the latest, and probably the best, prescription medication for killing lice and eggs. But you must follow the directions to the letter. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of lice?

Pediculocide: The use of a pediculocide with nit killing properties like the prescription Ovide should take care of it for you. ...Read more

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How to get rid of lice fast?

How to get rid of lice fast?

Treatment of lice: requires accurate identification of nits & / or lice. A pediculicide is usually used- OTC like Nix (permethrin) or RID or prescription meds like lindane or malathion. Work carefully through hair & remove individual nits. Purchase a special lice nit comb to aid you. Check for nits & remove as seen over the next 7 to 10 days. If there are nits after 7 to 10 days – a 2nd pediculicide tx may be needed. Wash > ...Read more

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How do I get rid of lice naturally?

Salt water bathing: The only natural way to get rid of lice is regular (several times per day) swimming in salt water making sure the head gets soaked with the salt water. You can comb out lice but no natural product will get rid of them. Remember to wash your sheets, sterilize your house and take care of other family members at the same time. ...Read more

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Does combing alone get rid of lice?

Unlikely to happen: Combing with a fine toothed lice comb can remove some of the egg casings from the hair shafts. However, the lice are mobile and elusive.Some form of treatment to get the hatched lice will be necessary. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Rissmiller
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Pediculosis (Definition)

Pediculosis is a condition in which a person has lice, a blood-feeding insect, on his or her body. Lice may be present in the head, body, or pubic area, and can be spread by contact between people. Itching ...Read more