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Can better hygiene prevent lice?

Can better hygiene prevent lice?

Sort of : It is best to not share hair care products such as combs and brushes but also close contact with those infested is critical. ...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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Does having head lice mean the person is dirty with poor hygiene?

Does having head lice mean the person is dirty with poor hygiene?

No: It caught from contact and regular shampoo and bathing does not prevent head lice. Do not share combs or wear other persons cap ...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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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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Dr. Richard Rissmiller
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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