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Body Lice (Definition)

Similar to head lice, these tiny parasitic insects live on clothes and can often be seen at the seams. They feed on the blood of the host, ...Read more


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Can vacuuming your hair out also help get lice eggs out?

Can vacuuming your hair out also help get lice eggs out?

Not recommended: The best way to remove lice eggs is with a lice comb and careful combing. Lice eggs stick to the hair shaft and need work to remove. An over the counter lice treatment and lice comb are the best way to go. Leave the vacuuming to your carpets! ...Read more

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Can detergents kill bedbugs and lice?

Not by themselves.: Declutter entire bedroom ; other effected rooms. Check site: http://treatmentforbedbugs.Com/" put all junk in tightly sealed plastic ; dispose of it. Wash clothing, linens, towels in hot water. Dry on highest heat - then repeat. Place clean items in a sealed bag to prevent re-infestation. Steam clean what can't go in. ...Read more

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Can people get fleas from animals?

Can people get fleas from animals?

Fleas: Most fleas from dogs are not transmitted to humans (except for pulex irritans). Pulex irritans is the only flea species that lives on humans. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of fleas and treat flea bites?

How can you get rid of fleas and treat flea bites?

Fleas: Use antiseptic soap to wash the flea bites. Do not scratch flea bites. You can use 1% Hydrocortisone cream on the bites or take antihistamines for itching. A paste made of 2 parts baking soda ; 1 part water can be applied to bites. The bigger issue is that you must get rid of the fleas. Many people elect to hire an exterminator. ...Read more

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How does head lice get transmitted to another child?

How does head lice get transmitted to another child?

Skin-to-skin contact: ...Is the most common method, although it can also be transmitted by using an infested person's comb or brush, or putting one's head on the same pillowcase. ...Read more

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Can I get head lice from hugging someone with lice eggs in their hair?

Can I get head lice from hugging someone with lice eggs in their hair?

Depends: Head lice are hard to see.It is the active lice, jumping to your hair that could infect you, not the eggs.The eggs are glued to the hair.However, if there are eggs visible, there are likely living lice on the scalp.They could transfer in a hug, or on shared hats/scarves/combs or brushes. ...Read more

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Can kids catch fleas from household pets?

Can kids catch fleas from household pets?

No: Kids will get bitten by fleas from pets, but kids wouldn't actually have fleas living on them. Since kids have little hair and no fur, plus they get bathed often, it would be difficult for a flea to set up home on a child. ...Read more

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How can I avoid getting scabies in an infested house?

How can I avoid getting scabies in an infested house?

Must un-infest home.: It requires effort to get rid of Scabies. 1st, you & all members of your household need to be treated. Ivermectin is an effective medication for treating scabies. 2nd, clean (ie. Hot water in machine) clothes, bedding & towels you've come in contact w). There may be things like pillows that can’t go in the wash. Place them in a big plastic bag & tie it up. Keep it in there for 48 hours because > ...Read more

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Are vacuums able to get rid of pet hair/dander?

Are vacuums able to get rid of pet hair/dander?

Yes: Focus on vacuums that have hepa filtration and are recommended by the allergy website(s) aaaai or acaai. ...Read more

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Can you get scabies from the woods?

Scabies: Scabies is an infestation of the skin by the human itch mite (sarcoptes scabiei var. Hominis). The microscopic scabies mite burrows into the upper layer of the skin where it lives and lays its eggs. The most common symptoms of scabies are intense itching and a pimple-like skin rash. The scabies mite usually is spread by direct, prolonged, skin-to-skin contact with a person who has scabies. ...Read more

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Can you catch head lice from cars, pillows or furniture?

Can you catch head lice from cars, pillows or furniture?

Yes: Vector transmission occurs when lice are spread through inanimate objects. For instance the lice can be on brushes, combs, hats, headphones, scarves, sweaters, coats, bedding, towels, upholstered furniture, carpet, stuffed toys & seats in a variety of areas. ...Read more

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Can you get coxsackie from cats and dogs?

Can you get coxsackie from cats and dogs?

Not from that: It causes hand, foot and mouth disease, which is a viral infection usually in kids.It causes a blister-like rash on the affected parts. You may be thinking of hoof and mouth disease that effects cattle, pigs, sheep, goats and deer. ...Read more

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Can virgins get scabies?

Absolutely: Babies get it all the time. Scabies is not necessarially sexually transmitted. ...Read more

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How do i get lice out of dreads?

How do i get lice out of dreads?

Treat with meds: Live lice should respond to topical pesticide lotions, such as OTC permethrin or Rx melathion, but it will not remove the eggs or nits, so retreatment in a week will usually catch any lice that hatch in the meantime. To completely remove killed lice and nits, only fine tooth combing will do. Be sure to treat clothing and linens as well.http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head/treatment.html ...Read more

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Pediculosis (Definition)

Refers to infestation with lice. Pediculosis can include head lice, body ...Read more