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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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Can you get rid prevent lice with vinegar?

Can you get rid prevent lice with vinegar?

Vinegar may help: Vinegar has been cited as a natural rx for head lice when applied to dry hair & massaged through it daily for a week. It does loosen the nits (egg casings) which should be combed out to prevent re-infection. Pickling vinegar or apple cider vinegar may work a bit faster than regular & you can always fall back on the otc products if this fails. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of and continue to prevent head lice?

How do I get rid of and continue to prevent head lice?

Nix (permethrin): Nix (permethrin lotion) is effective. Apply to scalp and leave on overnight. Rinse in the morning. May repeat after 7 days. Wash all bedding and hats in hot water, and put through the dryer if possible. Do not share hats or combs or brushes with anyone. ...Read more

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How can I prevent head lice, and how do you get rid of them?

Hairspray helps.: Head lice do not like hairspray so this can be a great preventive. To get rid of lice, you can use various topicals but some forms are now resistant. Study last year showed oral Ivermectin can be used for head lice--one time treatment and works like a charm. Of course, make sure the children are not sharing hats, headbands, barrettes, etc. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of lice prevent it from coming back. My 12 year old daughter has it again for the 2 nd time in 6 months. Help!

Lice trouble: Lice infestation is trouble some and chances of recurrence are high upon exposure. Problem is not the live lice but the nits. You have to get rid of both. Newly marketed couple of products promise to get rid of nits as well. See if you doctor can prescribe that. You can do repeated hair treatment with the shampoo. No substitute for hygiene.Yes Ovide is a good one. ...Read more

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Does citrus help prevent lice infestations?

It can: Citrus extract is present in many shampoos and conditioners can prevent . But check for nits and fine combing daily ...Read more

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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

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Can better hygiene prevent lice?

Can better hygiene prevent lice?

Yes, that may help: Since lice have to get from one infected person onto another person, and then hide in the new person's hair, improved hygiene can help stop the transmission. For example, a person can wash his clothes and take a thorough shower after playing with others. That way, lice may be washed away before they have a chance to hide in the person's hair. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to prevent body lice?

What are the best ways to prevent body lice?

Avoid contact: The best prevention is to avoid touching anyone who has them. Those already infested need treatment with one of several topical or oral medications; see a doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent getting lice if my dorm had a huge lice infestation?

Hygiene: There is always a chance that you will get lice if you are in the dorm, probably the best prevention is good personal hygiene and shampoo often. ...Read more

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Is there any product that would prevent head lice?

Don't share: Head lice are most common in school age children k-6th grade. The reason why is because children this age share combs, hats, and other things that can transmit lice. Good hygiene dies not prevent head lice, you will just have clean lice. The best thing is to treat a case and isolate all furniture and items for 48 hrs and wash linen to prevent spread. Remember with lice care but don't share! ...Read more

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Is there a good method to prevent head lice?

Dont share: Dont share hair care products, hats, scarfs, sheets, pillow cases, combs, brushes, clips, etc. With any one. Best way to prevent transfer of head lice nits. ...Read more

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I just found live lice host on my daughter's friend. They had little contact to head, but what am I do to prevent my daughter and i from getting lice?

I just found live lice host on my daughter's friend. They had little contact to head, but what am I do to prevent my daughter and i from getting lice?

Check every day: Checking a child's hair and head for lice or nits, on a daily basis, will prevent lice from gaining a foothold. As long as any and all nits (lice eggs) are quickly removed, the lice problem goes away. If very worried, one can use over-the-counter lice treatment like nix (permethrin) and do a treatment as if there were an existing lice problem. ...Read more

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A child in my school has head lice, how do I prevent my child from catching it?

A child in my school has head lice, how do I prevent my child from catching it?

Head lice: Simply put, you can do everything right and your family could still end up with lice. And of course, head lice have nothing to do with hygiene or income level; anyone can get them. The most common route of transmission is head to head contact, such as two kids bending over the same coloring book. ...Read more

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How to prevent hair loss after lice treatmentover a year a go?

How to prevent hair loss after lice treatmentover a year a go?

Other cause: It is unlikely that your persistent hair loss is due to the treatment you used over a year ago. There are many causes of hair loss which can be evaluated and possibly treated by your physician. ...Read more

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I have a itching scalp but its not lice and i've scratched so much it bleeds and scabs up what can I use to prevent this please help?

I have a itching scalp but its not lice and i've scratched so much it bleeds and scabs up what can I use to prevent this please help?

Selenium or coal tar: No really! is always best to see a doctor before the training regimen but you may save some time by using one of the two shampoos that i recommend. The first is selenium sulfide and is in many different brand names. Coal tar is used in t gel shampoo and i highly recommend that one, it maybe stinky but it does work. I tell my patients to use the shampoos three times a week and rinse after 10 min. ...Read more

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Pediculosis (Definition)

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