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Doctor insights on: Exposure To Lice In Children

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Is there a way at preventing lice after exposure?

Is there a way at preventing lice after exposure?

Sure.: Avoid contact with others hair; do not share clothing--especially hats, scarves, hair bows. Do not share combs or brushes. Do not lie on beds, pillows, carpets or stuffed toys of those with head lice. Wash clothes, bed linens, etc with hot water (at least 130*f) & use the high heat drying cycle. Prophylactic treatment with otc or prescription medications can also be prudent for head lice control. ...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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What is the typical amount of time after exposure to head lice that you would likely see it on yourself?

What is the typical amount of time after exposure to head lice that you would likely see it on yourself?

Head lice: You could find a head lice as soon as it has found its way into your hair, once it lays eggs you will find many more once they hatch seven days later. ...Read more

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Why would only one child have lice, in a household of 5 children?

Why would only one child have lice, in a household of 5 children?

Exposure: This child was exposed at school or play. Consoder yourself lucky you only ha e to treat one child and not whole family. Discard comb used on this child and wash head gear in hot water to prevent spreading infection in household. ...Read more

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How does an infestation of lice of school children start?

Quietly: Lice are an only human paracite that takes only 10 days to go from hachling to maturity. They are tiny, often found in headgear, hoodies or scarfs & love to be shared (like headgear). Kids is close contact settings, with layers of clothing often pass the living lice. They gravitate to the scalp as a quiet place to feed. After a time whit egg casings appear tightly attached to hair. ...Read more

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How to best avoid getting head lice when working with children?

How to best avoid getting head lice when working with children?

Lice be gone!: Don't share combs, brushes, or hats, and try to make sure your charges do not share these things either! Use your own towels as well. If you suspect a child has head lice, don't ignore it. ...Read more

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I had found two children that go to the daycare center that have head lice can I get it and if they are not to cloes to me?

Avoid transfer agent: Living lice are somewhat stealth in their activities. They are hard to see and often get hung up in brushes, combs, scarves and hats and transfer to others who may borrow them. In a day care setting, any bedding that may be used for naps may be contaminated, so inspect and avoid them. Tossing them in a dryer for a cycle will kill them. ...Read more

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Can mouth wash be used for treatment of lice? Are there any side effects? This is planned to be used on both adults and chidren.

Can mouth wash be used for treatment of lice? Are there any side effects? This is planned to be used on both adults and chidren.

Home remedies: Never heard of this treatment. I know of no side affects, if you are using it on hair I assume.
It is not what mouth wash are used for ...Read more

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How to remove lice?

How to remove lice?

Lice: Pubic lice are tiny insects that live on humans, usually in the pubic hair. They are passed on through close body contact, such as when having sex. Infestation with pubic lice can cause itching but not everyone affected has symptoms. Treatment involves using an insecticide lotion or cream to kill the lice.
http://patient. Info/health/pubic-and-body-lice-leaflet ...Read more

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How can I treat 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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Are public lice white?

PUBIC LICE: Lice may be tan to brown gray & the size of a sesame seed. Nits are tiny, light to white colored deposits that adhere to hair. Pubic lice may be found on genitalia, underarms, chest or even eye brows. Skin may have small pink or reddish bump with a central dot. The skin surrounding older bites may be purple or blue. ...Read more

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Steps to reduce lice? /

Steps to reduce lice? /

Getting rid of lice: Treatment of lice requires accurate identification of nits & / or lice. A pediculicide is usually used. There are over the counter products like nix (permethrin) or rid or prescription medications like lindane or malathion. You work carefully through the hair and remove the individual nits. You can purchase a special lice nit comb to aid you. Check for nits & remove as seen over the next 7 to 10 days. If >>. ...Read more

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How do I look for lice?

How do I look for lice?

Lice: A person with head lice may have no symptoms. The most common symptom is itching. There may be a crawling or movement sensation on the scalp. A person may develop sores from scratching. Scratching can be significant enough to prevent good sleep. Nits are louse eggs. Nits can be white, yellow, tan to gray depending on if the nit has hatched, if it is dead or what stage of development it is in. >. ...Read more

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What color are public lice?

PUBIC LICE: Lice may be tan to brown gray & the size of a sesame seed. Nits are tiny, light to white colored deposits that adhere to hair. Pubic lice may be found on genitalia, underarms, chest or even eye brows. Skin may have small pink or reddish bump with a central dot. The skin surrounding older bites may be purple or blue. ...Read more

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How do you remove lice? : (

Special comb and tx: Buy the lice treatment at your local store and follow the directions and wash all linens but the lice comb must be used to remove all the eggs. Consider other family members or contacts. ...Read more

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Lice what does it look like?

It looks gross.: Pediculus humanus capitis or the head louse is a parasite that is about 1/8th of an inch long. It has 6 legs with a long body and a head in the shape of a diamond. It flat. It has no wings (thus doesn’t fly). It’s color can change to match it’s surroundings. It’s mouth is like a stylet which pierces a human’s scalp to get a blood meal. ...Read more

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How could I have caught lice?

How could I have caught lice?

From another person!: As humans we are the host for 3 different kinds of lice: head lice, body lice, and pubic lice. Lice are wingless, bloodsucking insects. They are difficult to see because they are about the size of a sesame seed and they adapt to take on the colour of their surroundings. They are thought to spread through close contact. Pubic lice are usually spread through sexual contact. ...Read more

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How to repel lice? . Thanks :)

Rid: Rid is an over the counter shampoo that will kill lice. It is available at most pharmacies and retail stores. Don't forget to wash all of your clothes and sheets, so you don't give it back to yourself. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How will I know if I have lice?

Itching: Head lice are itchy. There will be clear eggs attached to your hair and lice may be visible usually at the back of the hair bearing areas. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat my lice?

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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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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Could lice live inside your body?

Could lice live inside your body?

No: They would just be another foreign body ingestion, killed by stomach acid. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have lice?

Lice: With head lice, you may have intense itching of the scalp. Small, red bumps on the scalp, neck, and shoulders may become crusty and ooze. You may have white specks (eggs, or nits) on the bottom of each hair that are hard to get off. The best thing to do is for you to see a doctor evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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My son has lice. Where do I start?

Head lice: Head lice are common in primary s bool children and can be treated effectively with over the counter products such as rid or 1-2-3 which kill the lice. The eggs can be problematic as they stick to the hair and a wide mout comb and meticulous care may be ne essay to remove all the eggs. Wash bed linens in hot water and discard comb, brush, and hat. ...Read more

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How do you find the source of lice?

Person to Person: Whether you're talking about head, body, or pubic lice, rhey are spread from person to person. It is difficult to find the exact person they might have come from, since it can be awhile from the time of exposure to when you notice the lice. What is important is treating it, and depending on the type of lice you're talking about that possible contacts are treated as well. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat lice?

Lice tx: 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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Where did the first lice come from?

Where did the first lice come from?

See below: Lice have origins dating back to prehistory, and early recorded history contains accounts of lice infestations. Lice do not spontaneously appear, and are not found in dust. Like other species, head lice result from breeding. Head lice infest humans, so pets like dogs and cats cannot contract or spread infestations. Lice have a lifespan of approximately one month. ...Read more

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Does the cat LICE TRANSMIT TO HUMAN?

Does the cat LICE TRANSMIT TO HUMAN?

NO: Here is answer from vet:
Cats do not get lice. That is a human parasite only. If you have lice, you got it from a human. Check the kids, or someone you may have come into contact with. And if the lice are crabs, that is definitely not from an animal. Cats and dogs can carry mange mites, which could be transmitted to a human, ...Read more

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How can I tell the nurse I have lice?

How can I tell the nurse I have lice?

Just say it: Doctors and nurses have heard EVERYTHING. It's difficult to shock or surprise them with anything you might have. Just be honest and straight-forward about your symptoms. There is more trouble caused by people not speaking up, or "beating around the bush", and hinting about a problem, than just saying what the problem is straight out. ...Read more

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It is not lice, I have been checked?

??????????????????: To get the most from this site you need to provide background information on your problem and ask a clear related question. You have not & there is no way to understand what your concerns are. You are welcome to start over and submit appropriate information with a question. Your posts are never linked on this site & go out at random. ...Read more

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Pediculosis (Definition)

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