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Fleas And Lice
Is dog flea and tick medicine, the kind that gets rid of fleas, ticks, lice and others ok for humans to use?
Does pubic fleas (lice) go away by it's own? I had it for some time now and now I can't find any anymore
Asymptotic??: If you are without symptoms they could indeed have "decamped" for better pickings. The next time you see your doc you can ask him to take a look-see. ...Read more
Feels like something crawling on scalp and at times on my body. No evidence - fleas, lice or louse. Began after dog began sleeping on floor next to be?
There are little tiny bugs in my hair. Not lice or nits or fleas but they look almost like little flies. If I itch my head ( dandruff ) I find them.
Hard to say: These could be bedbugs, by your brief description, but only a visit to your doc or dermatologist would allow a proper label. ...Read more
If you put a cat or dog flea collar on a girl's ponytail, is that an effective way to kill head lice?
No!: Flea collars are designed to kill parasites that infest cats & dogs, not human head lice. Not only would it not work, but there is some evidence that the chemicals in flea collars might be toxic to children, particularly young ones. There are several effective fda-approved treatments for head lice; stick with those. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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