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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)

Body lice (pediculus humanus corporis) are similar to head lice. These are tiny parasitic insects live on the clothes and can often be seen at the seams. They feed on the blood of the host, and can spread certain infections. Generally these are found in the homeless or those who are ...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?

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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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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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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Pediculosis (Definition)

Pediculosis is a condition in which a person has lice, a blood-feeding insect, on his or her body. Lice may be present in the head, body, or pubic area, and can be spread by contact between people. Itching ...Read more