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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 you get body lice from having head lice travel downwards?

Can you get body lice from having head lice travel downwards?

Yes: Can spread to neck area and can rarely self inoculate. Treatment is same topical medications. ...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 you catch head lice from headphones or helmets?

Can you catch head lice from headphones or helmets?

Yes: Yes you could catch head lice from these things. It is usually transferred from combs and brushes. ...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 lice from airline seats?

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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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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 worms from a dog?

Can you get worms from a dog?

Yes: Some infections that can be transmitted from dogs to humans include roundworms, hookworms, tapeworms & whipworms. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of head lice in a dormitory?

Head lice: http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head/treatment.html go to the above web site from the cdc that talks about head lice treatment. A very good article. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what are nits from lice bugs?

Can you tell me what are nits from lice bugs?

Egg encasements: Human lice are mature by 10 days of age and can start laying eggs thereafter. They do so at the level of the scalp within a hard shell that incubates the egg until the new lice emerges.The nit, is attached to the hair by a glue like material that is resistant to easy separation. Mild acidic washes like vinegar can help dissolve the glue and help with removal along with a fine tooth comb. ...Read more

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How does head lice get transferred from person to person?

Sharing: Head lice can be transmitted from one individual to another by direct scalp-to-scalp contact, sharing hair brushes or other hair accessories, and by coming in contact with bedding or cushions that were in contact by an infected individual. Follow the directions of your doctor closely to best eradicate the lice. ...Read more

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Can you get scabies from the woods?

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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Could infested head lice lead get in your finger nails and lead to body lice please help!?

Could infested head lice lead get in your finger nails and lead to body lice please help!?

No - they are : different species. 3 different species of lice can infect humans): Body lice = Pediculus humanus humanus Head lice = Peidculus humanus capitis Pubic lice = Pthirus pubis. ...Read more

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Is there any way to get fleas in your pubic hair or can a dog get crabs?

Is there any way to get fleas in your pubic hair or can a dog get crabs?

Dog info: Here are three sites where you can get this answered: my pet ed : http://www.Mypeted.Com/ * just answer on-line vets at: http://www.Justanswer.Com/sip/veterinary * ask a vet: http://www.Banfield.Com/pet-owners/pet-health/ask-a-vet * good luck. ...Read more

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Can you get scabies from touching objects?

Can you get scabies from touching objects?

Scabies: You have to come in contact with scabies to get it. It is usually from another person, both by skin to skin and sexual contact. It can be transmitted through bed sheets, and towels, if they were not washed. Also pets can have it, and you can get it from them. This is the CDC site, which has a much more complete explanation. http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/scabies/gen_info/faqs.html ...Read more

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Can you tell me if you have killed the head lice are the eggs dead as well?

Not always. Depends : On pediculicide used. The most effective approach is to retreat lice. The reason is that not all pediculicides kill the eggs. It is best to retreat in the window when the eggs have hatched into nymphs but are not yet hatching new eggs. There are however, some pediculicides which are strongly ovicidal. ...Read more

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How much time do you boil head lice from a wig or a hat?

How much time do you boil head lice from a wig or a hat?

10 to 15 minutes: Consensus is 10 to 15 minutes, Best of luck! Thanks for choosing healthtap! ...Read more

Crabs (Definition)

Crab lice is a colloquial term for pubic lice, or the infection of pubic hair by the louse parasite that feeds on human blood. The main symptom is itching. ...Read more


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Head Lice (Definition)

A condition in which hair gets infested with tiny parasites that feed on blood ...Read more