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How To Check For Head Lice On A 9 Year Old Boy
Get him to sit still: The biggest problem with 9 y/o boys is getting them to stop moving for a second so you can get a good look. Fortunately, most of them have short hair (justin bieber notwithstanding). Lice don't like short hair, they like to hide, so taking a flat stick (like a clean popsicle stick), go through section by section looking for either lice or small nits attached to the base of the hair follicles. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tell your parents.: Treatment of lice requires accurate identification of nits & / or lice. A pediculicide is usually used- OTC like Nix (permethrin) or RID or prescription meds like lindane or malathion. Work carefully through hair & remove individual nits. Purchase a special lice nit comb to aid you. Check for nits & remove as seen over the next 7 to 10 days. If there are nits after 7 to 10 days – a 2nd pediculicide tx may be ...Read more
Lice: Tx of lice requires accurate identification of nits & / or lice. A pediculicide is usually used- otc like nix (permethrin) or rid or prescription meds like lindane or malathion. Work carefully through hair & remove individual nits. Purchase a special lice nit comb to aid you. Check for nits & remove as seen over the next 7 to 10 days. If there are nits after 7 to 10 days – a 2nd pediculicide tx may be needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not sure: Lice cause itching and irritation though I have not seen associated hives. Hives are a hypersensitivity reaction to various causes including bug bites, medicine, allergens, stresses both physical and emotional. As long as hives are not associated wtih difficulty breathing, tongue swelling or difficulty swallowing, they are not emergency and resolve within 24 hrs typically. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lice, Head: Do pronto and r&c ring a bell? The goal of tretament of head lice is to eliminate lice and eggs. Treatment should be repeated in 7-10 days (the time needed for the eggs to hatch) because nits are less effectively killed than adults. Aavailable otc medications include nix, (permethrin) rid, a2000. For prescription medications, consult your doctor. ...Read more
Can you die from head lice? I've had it for at least 3 years now. Also how can I get rid of them fast?
No...: Head lice are not going to kill you.There are many medicated antipesticide hair treatments that you can use that are very effective; however, you have to be diligent about removing the nits/eggs or you will just end up with new live lice in a few days. Then sterilize the environment. This is not usually an issue that goes on for years - see your doctor to confirm diagnosis! May be something else ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a crawly feeling on my scalp with some itching, this occurs in different places on my head and comes and goes. No head lice I checked.
Co worker w/ head lice, saw 10 days ago, he used my brush 1 time. Hair checked today, all clear. If I were to get it, would it have shown up by now?
Head lice: It takes seven to ten days for the eggs to hatch so you should be fine. ...Read more
My head has been itchy for a few weeks...been checked 3 times for head lice...none found, also used NIX (permethrin) just to be sure...still itchy...
Sort of: They belong to similar family of lice. Pediculosis pubis can be googled and in general are a little fatter than head lice. It is difficult to see as you will require a magnifying lense or microscope to determine them. I would see your pcp or dermatologist locally for this. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Will Need Medication: Unfortunately, you need a medicinal shampoo to kill off the lice and their offspring. However, there are many over-the-counter products to choose from. The key is to get rid of the eggs and/or kill off the hatched offspring before they get a chance to reproduce. If any eggs survive (they are attached to the hair follicles), the cycle just begins all over again. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens if you have head lice and you can't get them all out because a lot of them have spreaded too much, then?
Call your doctor: Lice can be hard to eradicate because they can become resistant to medications available at the grocery store. Discuss with your doctor- there are prescription options. Consider cutting your hair short which can make it easier to remove the insects and eggs. Have someone help you - you need a fine tooth comb and patience to remove all the eggs and insects from every area of scalp. Repeat often. ...Read more
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