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Can I get lice from dirty brush at a salon?

Can I get lice from dirty brush at a salon?

Head lice: Less commonly, head lice may be transmitted via such items as: caps, hats and scarves brushes and combs hair decorations, such as barrettes headphones. ...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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Does having head lice mean the person is dirty with poor hygiene?

Does having head lice mean the person is dirty with poor hygiene?

No: It caught from contact and regular shampoo and bathing does not prevent head lice. Do not share combs or wear other persons cap ...Read more

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How do you get rectal lice? How do you treat this?

Hmmmmm: I think you may have found a pubic louse near your rectum. I think this article will help address your concerns. http://www.webmd.com/children/tc/lice-treatment-overview ...Read more

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Which type of hair is it more likley to get lice in?

Which type of hair is it more likley to get lice in?

They like head hair: Tx 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. ...Read more

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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