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I'm having dry skin, rashes, I now have head lice could they be related?

I'm having dry skin, rashes, I now have head lice could they be related?

No: Head lice are actually more dependent on the shape and nature of the hair shaft, not of the condition of your scalp. They like to attach to fine, thin hairs. You also need to be exposed to get head lice - they don't just happen because of any skin conditions. However, once your scalp is infested, irritation from them biting the scalp can certainly lead to intense itching and scalp irritation.

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Head Lice (Definition)

Also known as pediculus humanus capitis, these are tiny parasites that feed on the scalp. Head lice is very contagious and the most common method of transmission ...Read more


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Really 2 lima bean lumps on my head and one on my neck and rash on neck and shoulder?

Really 2 lima bean lumps on my head and one on my neck and rash on neck and shoulder?

Lymph nodes?: The lumps you describe sound like swollen lymph nodes (or glands). They could be a response to the rash. Sometimes a rash can indicate an infection, one of the common reasons for swollen lymph nodes.

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Svr head/ear itch with bad neck rash. Did two lice trtmnt and nothing came off. Son had lice. In a lot of pain. Constant itch/scratch till bleed.

Svr head/ear itch with bad neck rash. Did two lice trtmnt and nothing came off. Son had lice. In a lot of pain. Constant itch/scratch till bleed.

No rash with lice: Lice don't cause a rash. You may have a reaction to the anti-lice treatment, or may have something like scalp fungus or something totally different. Best bet is to get examined by a healthcare provider.

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20 year old male rash on neck stuffy nose pressure in head and ears coughing?

20 year old male rash on neck stuffy nose pressure in head and ears coughing?

Sinus problem +?: The stuffy nose, pressure in head and ears, and coughing sound like a sinus and/or middle ear infection. The other possibility is environmental allergies to something unr sensitive to. The rash on the neck? Not usually part of above possibilities. May be a separate problem, possibly even a skin allergy to a contactant. If throat is sore or fever, worrisome. See you pcp.

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Neck pain pimple like rash on neck and face achy and tired?

Neck pain pimple like rash on neck and face achy and tired?

When you are ill: It sure sounds like you are ill. You have a series of symptoms that do not fit one pattern. Based upon the variety of your symptoms I believe you need to be seen by your family physician soon. However, if the neck stiffness worsens or if you have a fever you need to be seen urgently.

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After tanning I developed red blotchy rash on neck and a prickly skin color rash on inner arm?

After tanning I developed red blotchy rash on neck and a prickly skin color rash on inner arm?

Check this out: If this has not gone away I would suggest checking it out. It's hard to say what this may be without seeing it. Skin cancer is always a possibility. Also, a biopsy may be necessary.

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Scab on my arm that I picked. Now its red and hot to the touch, rash on neck, left eye swollen and puffy?

Scab on my arm that I picked. Now its red and hot to the touch, rash on neck, left eye swollen and puffy?

Infection!: It sounds like you have an infection now. If your eye is also swollen and puffy you need to get seen right away as the infection may be spreading rapidly. Don't wait!

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I've had sore in both nostrils off and on for the last month and a half, rash on neck, face and chest and fluid in the ears. Any idea what this is?

I've had sore in both nostrils off and on for the last month and a half, rash on neck, face and chest and fluid in the ears. Any idea what this is?

Allergy: The variety of symptoms that you are describing sounds like a viral infection. The middle ear fluid should cause a hearing loss. Sores in the nose for a month and a half have no relation to middle ear fluid. A rash on the neck, face, and chest along with the middle ear fluid sounds like a viral infection or most likely an allergic problem. See you primary care doctor for an evaluation.

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Been taking apo-sulfatrim for four days, developed a rash on neck and weird red spots on roof of mouth, tingling all over body. What should I do?

Been taking apo-sulfatrim for four days, developed a rash on neck and weird red spots on roof of mouth, tingling all over body. What should I do?

Discontinue: Stop taking the medicine. It sounds like you may have an allergy to the medicine. If you continue taking the medicine, there is a chance that you can go into anaphylactic shock. If it is bad enough, death will soon follow. I'd call your doc and let him/her know. You may have allergy to sulfa drugs.

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4yr son on antibioticfor ear infect. Day 11 got a fever & bad cough. Lower legs hurt so bad couldn't walk. Leg pain gone but now rash on neck & back?

4yr son on antibioticfor ear infect. Day 11 got a fever & bad cough. Lower legs hurt so bad couldn't walk. Leg pain gone but now rash on neck & back?

Bizarre: Some symptoms are unusual. I think you should take him to see a doctor. The rash may be a delayed reaction from the antibiotic, but the leg pain? I think it is best to seek medical help.

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Where do head lice come from?

Where do head lice come from?

Get: You get lice from someone else that has lice. Usually for head lice from comb, brush, hat, other head wear etc.

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How to remove head lice naturally?

How to remove head lice naturally?

Lots of effort: There is a large movement to not coat the head with Permethrin or lindane due to potential neurotoxicity, and the risk is relevant. Non medicated products like licemd or ovid are effective, but nothing works better than the nit-loosening gel (ok, so it's not totally natural), the fine toothed comb, and lots of time and effort getting out all nits and lice. Then repeating the effort.

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How common is head lice in the us?

How common is head lice in the us?

Endemic: More common on elementary age children. It will occur in pockets within a school or classroom. It will also occur in waves over time.

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How do I know if I have head lice?

How do I know if I have head lice?

Lice Head: Mature head lice are approximately the size of a sesame seed, don't hop or jump and lay eggs called nits that stick to the hair shaft. Main symptoms are severe itching especially at night when they feed. Due to this, scratch marks on the skin can be visible. You may also find swollen glands at the back of the ears school nurses are very familiar with them. You can consult your doctor if uncertain.

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Do head lice leave any visible droppings?

Do head lice leave any visible droppings?

Nits: They attach their eggs to individual hairs. They look like tiny rounded discs stuck to the hair. Routine treatment requires that the nits be combed out with a fine tooth comb.

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My child has head lice. What should I do?

My child has head lice. What should I do?

Call your doctor: There are medications that can be used to kill the lice. Use them as directed (very important!). Wash all the bed linens in hot water and remove any stuffed animals, pillows that your child sleeps with until they are cleaned. Comb all the nits until they are no longer appearing- this is very time-consuming, but necessary.

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What are symptoms of head lice in a child?

What are symptoms of head lice in a child?

Itching, or none: Many children have no symptoms whatsoever, despite a good-sized infestation. Other children may have itching or a rash around the scalp. The diagnosis is made by finding live lice and/or nits in the hair. To check for lice, use a very fine-toothed comb to comb through wet hair section by section, looking for nits and adult lice.

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How can I tell if I have head lice are all killed?

How can I tell if I have head lice are all killed?

New activity: You can be infested with juvenile lice before they start laying eggs & not recognize the activity. If you have removed the egg casings & killed the lice, you must wait out the next 2 weeks to see if you have got them all. Any that were missed or hatching new would take up to 10 days to mature & lay recognizable eggs.

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Dr. John Chiu
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