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How long can you have lice before showing symptoms?

How long can you have lice before showing symptoms?

A few days : They multiply quickly and show nits in the hairs and can cause itch. ...Read more

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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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What are symptoms of lice, besides scratching?

What are symptoms of lice, besides scratching?

Nits: Lice lay eggs on the hair that stick to it. They look like small transparent flakes that can be scraped off by combing with a fine tooth comb.If nitsare found, see a physician for further treatment. ...Read more

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How long does it take lice to spread from one child to a playmate?

How long does it take lice to spread from one child to a playmate?

Not long: Playing together for even a brief time could lead to spread from one child to another. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of lice on a child's head?

What are the symptoms of lice on a child's head?

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. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of head lice like?

What are the symptoms of head lice like?

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. ...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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How long is it supposed to it take for a child's head to be infested with lice?

How long is it supposed to it take for a child's head to be infested with lice?

Lice: If by infested you mean catch it from someone else - when the adult lice move to your head you may not feel any symptoms. As they start to hatch new ones you may notice many more and have more symptoms. This typically happens 6-12 days after exposure. Life cycle of a louse is 9-15 days. This is also why treatment should happen twice to get two life cycles. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Are pubic lice noticeable? What are the symptoms ?

Phthirus pubis: The pubic louse (phthirus pubis) is also given the slang name of crabs. It is about 1/16th of an inch in size & when magnified looks like a crab. It is most commonly spread during sexual intercourse. It is a different organism then the lice that infect the hair or the body. Blue spots may show on the skin where the lice have been feeding. Nits (eggs) may noted on the pubic hairs. ...Read more

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How long do head lice generally live?

Head Lice: The life span of an adult louse on a host ranges up to 30 days. During this time, the female head louse can deposit about 90 eggs. After incubating for seven to 10 days, the nits hatch and, after another 10 days, mature into adult head lice and the cycle begins again. Off the host, adult head lice can live about two to four days at 74 degrees fahrenheit (f) and one to two days at 86 degrees. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for newborn lice to grow?

2-3 weeks: It takes 2-3 weeks for nymph (baby lice) to grow and become adult lice capable of reproducing. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will it take to end a lice infestation with rubbing alcohol?

Long time: I don't think rubbing alcohol is strong enough to kill lice. If you had short hair and carefully removed all the lice and nits it might work. But i would recommend a prescription lice product (and removal of all nits). Best to treat again in 8 or 9 days to be sure. ...Read more

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Trying to get rid of lice myself. Any tricks? Taking RID and combing every other day. Have for 5 months now.. Any help? How long for it to go away?

Nits vs Lice: Resistance to OTC lice remedies are increasing. It is important to note that persistence of nits do not imply persistence of infection. Treatment failure may also occur if proper precautions to prevent reinfections are not taken or approp. application per manufactures's rec. are not implemented. Please consult an in network physician for guidance on approach to therapy. Take care. ...Read more

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My kid has these kinda tiny long thin tan bugs w a little brown in her hair what r they?? we have washed her hair w the lice stuff n there still there

My kid has these kinda tiny long thin tan bugs w a little brown in her hair what r they?? we have washed her hair w the lice stuff n there still there

Head Lice: Head lice are an very contagious, but they are contagious and not a sign of poor hygiene. Over the counter medicated shampoos containing permethrin or pyrethrin can be used. These kill the lice, but may not kill the eggs. There fore, the treatment may need to be repeated in 9 days and 18 days later to kill newly hatched lice. If this sequence fails, then you may require a prescription strength med ...Read more

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How long of lice shampoo use would kill the lice?

Remove eggs: for a proper lice removal.use a product which kills lice and its eggs(nits). even 3 days of proper use put shampoo and wait for 4 hrs .then rinse after that comb with a fine tooth comb to remove the dead nits if other family members have it they should all be treated at the some time you may repeat this weekly for 3 times use RC spray on the bedding and furniture to kill the remaining eggs ...Read more

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If i had public lice of scabies, what sort of symptoms could i expect? Would you have bites on hand and penis?

If i had public lice of scabies, what sort of symptoms could i expect? Would you have bites on hand and penis?

Itching: Scabies shows up as tiny bites but the "bugs" are too small to see. The bites can be anywhere on the body, including the back of the hand (not so much the palm) and the penis. With lice, you can see the tiny white bugs. They don't tend to produce visible bites. They are in the hair - scalp or pubic. ...Read more

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Pediculosis (Definition)

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