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Treated lice on a child but she says it still itches, but I do not see anything?

Treated lice on a child but she says it still itches, but I do not see anything?

Head lice: Itching may continue even after all lice are destroyed. This happens because of a lingering allergic reaction to their bites. Over-the-counter cortisone (corticosteroid) creams or calamine lotion may help. For severe itching, antihistamine medicines (such as benadryl) or stronger, prescription-strength corticosteroid creams may be needed. Don't give antihistamines without doctors permission. ...Read more

Body Lice (Definition)

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


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My son continuously itches his hair and head especially when he sweats. He has no lice and no dandruff. What might be causing it?

My son continuously itches his hair and head especially when he sweats. He has no lice and no dandruff. What might be causing it?

Possible Fungus: Of the 5 common causes for itchy scalp (Seborrhea (dandruf), Psoriasis (inflammation), Fungus (ring worm), Head Lice, and Allergy), Fungal seems most likely. Try using an Anti-fungal shampoo or scalp cream. The pharmacist should be able to point out one that is safe for your son's age. Follow the directions on the shampoo. If this does not help, you should have his scalp examined. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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My head itches, its not lice, I think my head is just dry. I have been checked. Don't say go to the doctor! What should I do? Please help!

My head itches, its not lice, I think my head is just dry. I have been checked. Don't say go to the doctor! What should I do? Please help!

Dandruff shampoo: Are you african american or are you caucasian? If you are afro american try applying and oil to your scalp to see if that helps. If you were caucasian buy a dandruff shampoo and wash your hair more frequently to see if the itching goes away. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your head itches and you don't have lice/dry scalp or dandruff?

Itch: Itching scalp could be due to all the causes you listed, but it also could be due to a fungal infection. The type of shampoo you use can also cause this so I recommend switching to a hypoallergenic product if you haven't already. Also stress can sometime result in somatic symptoms such as itchiness, see your doctor soon to find the cause and get relief. ...Read more

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I washed my hair with lice shampoo and used the treatment but head still itches. Help?

I washed my hair with lice shampoo and used the treatment but head still itches. Help?

Check again: I would thouroughly check your head and hair again for any remaining lice or nits. Often, many of the treatments need to be repeated one week after initial treatment. Also, keep in mind that the shampoos used to treat lice can cause some irritation to the scalp which can induce itching and may not represent a residual lice infestation. ...Read more

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Smelly hair, itches, no flakes, no scales, no dandruff, no lice. Using neutrogena t/gel shampoo and conditioner. No relief. What is it?

Smelly hair, itches, no flakes, no scales, no dandruff, no lice. Using neutrogena t/gel shampoo and conditioner. No relief. What is it?

Smelly Hair: Basically, unpleasant odor in hair arises due to microbial growth on oily scalp. Factors like poor personal hygiene, excessive sweating, strenuous physical activity, overactive sebaceous glands on scalp, exposure to chemicals and environmental pollution, cigarette smoking etc contribute in causing smelly hair. ...Read more

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Intense head itch, bilaterally. No lice or eggs. History of sensitive skin.?

Intense head itch, bilaterally. No lice or eggs. History of sensitive skin.?

Scalp dermatitis: Could be another condition causing a scalp dermatitis, such as seborrhea dermatitis, which can also cause flaking of skin and dandruff. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What's the best lice eggs glue remover in 2017?

What's the best lice eggs glue remover in 2017?

I like vinegar: A stout vinegar like apple cider or pickling vinegar are mild acidic fluids that help dissolve the bonds between the hair & the nit. Using it as a daily rinse followed by combing out with a metal nit comb will usually do the job. There is conflicting reports that the vinegar may also kill living lice. ...Read more

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How long does it take for lice eggs to develop?

How long does it take for lice eggs to develop?

Lice: These nits, or lice eggs, hatch in about 7 to 12 days. Baby lice or nymphs are about the size of a pinhead when they hatch, and quickly mature into adult lice in about a 9 to 12 days. ...Read more

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Is there a way to ease the itching caused by lice?

Is there a way to ease the itching caused by lice?

Yes: Assuming you have been treated for the lice body lotions or cortisine creams and aalamine lotions all help once treated the itching will subside precription meds help as well. ...Read more

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What's the best way to end lice eggs please help!?

What's the best way to end lice eggs please help!?

Lice: 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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I have lice and only found 6 bugs... will I find any more bugs or eggs? I haven't found many bugs yet and have only been exposed for 3 days.

Lice: If you have seen one on you then you have more. Get seen and treated. Probably need to treat the whole family. After you have the medicine then wash bed coverings with hot water and bed clothes. ...Read more

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I have some eggs in my skin and it itches?

I have some eggs in my skin and it itches?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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How to remove head egg lice?

Lice comb/vinegar: Many find pre-treatment of the hair with vinegar will loosen the glue like attachment of the nits to the hair. A fine tooth comb can then be used to remove the nits. Several treatments may be necessary. ...Read more

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How to remove dead lice eggs at home?

Vaccuum them up: Wash clothing or linens in hot water. Soak personal items like combs or brushes in hot water for at least 10 minutes (or throw them out if this is an option). Vacuum floors, carpets, mattresses, upholstered furniture & your vehicles. ...Read more

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Is there a good way to kill lice eggs?

Vinegar wash: If you use vinegar (regular, apple cider vinegar or pickling vinegar)as a hair rinse it will soften the glue that holds the nit to the hair & it will separate easier from the shaft. A fine tooth nit come is helpful for this process. It can be repeated daily for a week & may kill active bugs too. ...Read more

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How can I kill lice and eggs naturally?

How can I kill lice and eggs naturally?

Remedies: Natural remedies for lice include the application of olive oil, mineral oil or mayonnaise to the head/ hair. These oil-based products smother the louse. However, there is no research to demonstrate treatment efficacy. ...Read more

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How can I kill lice and eggs effectivley?

How can I kill lice and eggs effectivley?

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. Natural ...Read more

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Is head itching with no lice is a sign of something serious?

No, not serious: Could be dandruff, or still could be lice infestation, happens and affects all social levels, treatment is within reach, good luck ...Read more

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Please explain, other than, lice and dandruff, what can cause constant itching?

Please explain, other than, lice and dandruff, what can cause constant itching?

Many things: poison ivy and scabies are just two examples of conditions causing severe itching. there are many other things you can come in contact with that will cause itching. ...Read more

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I've been itching lately and I'm scare it might be body lice. There's no bumbs just little dots?

I've been itching lately and I'm scare it might be body lice. There's no bumbs just little dots?

Uncertain: If these are red itchy dots on the skin, then possibly. Lice eggs appear white and typically are on clothing. Often rash over the hairy body regions. You should have this checked with your primary care doctor to make sure. A magnifying glass may be required to actually see the eggs on clothing and/or lice.
Others: dermatitis, skin irritation, other bugs. ...Read more

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I've tried every possible lice medicine and visited doctors yet no kind of medication is helping, and the eggs are more common than lice, what to do?

Several things: If you rinse your hair daily with copious amounts of a stiff vinegar, (pickling vinegar does well), this can loosen the eggs attachment to hair. Combing the eggs out with a nit comb will then have more success. If you do that for a week & then try the OTC product it may work better. If not there are some prescription meds for the resistant lice. ...Read more

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What colour are pubic lice eggs?

Usually, off white: Most lice eggs or nits appear off-white against dark pubic hair, appear somewhat triangular, and are attached to the hair shaft. They may be hard to see in very fair individuals. A nit comb may be helpful in looking for them. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of lice eggs?

Elbow grease: Medications are effective to varying degrees in killing lice and lice eggs (nits), but the eggs are cemented the the hair shaft. They can be removed with 'nit combs' or by hand. You can even hire professional 'nitpickers' (really!). Schools usually have 'no nit' policies, but old nits do not not necessarily signify an active or contagious infection. ...Read more

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When before lice-infested hair stops itching?

When before lice-infested hair stops itching?

Physically,: The itch should stop immediately as soon as the lice are dead. Psychologically it can last as long as you remember the crawly feeling. ...Read more

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Got lice eggs for years, how do I get rid of them?

Lice are not nice: 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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How long can undetected lice eggs remain attached on hair?

HEAD LICE: It will always be attached to the hair unless pulled out of the hair strand. Live ones presents with a click and dead ones are thinned out when crushed between fingernails. ...Read more

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I only found one egg in my hair, do I still need to treat my lice?

Yes: Head lice eggs are laid at scalp level by sexually mature lice. You can have lice for ~10 days before they start laying& they are tiny & hard to see. You cannot assume that a casual mature louse laid one egg and then committed suicide. If it is there & really a nit, it means trouble. If you treated &just have a nit left over from prior infestation, just get rid of the nit & retreat if lice return. ...Read more

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Would it be considered important to remove old lice eggs from hair?

Lice eggs: Lice eggs need warmth to hatch. So all nits on the hair less than an inch from the scalp should be removed. Beyond an inch, the nits have either hatched or contain unhatchable eggs. However, for cosmetic reasons, remove the nits as they cause white specks that are easily visible especially on black hair. ...Read more

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No this lice eggs that will not come out of African American child?

No this lice eggs that will not come out of African American child?

Olive oil/ nit comb: Head lice nits can only best be removed using a metal nit comb. Try applying a liberal amount of olive oil- cover with a plastic hair cap and leave in over night. The olive oil will help to loosen the nit glue and also kill adult lice. Then use a metal nit comb to remove the nit- you will need to comb small amounts of hair at a time. ...Read more

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Pediculosis (Definition)

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


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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more