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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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Me and my family has been infested with lice for over 10 years and no body will do any thing about?

Curious question: Head lice are a human only problem, they cannot live on animals and can only survive for a limited time on objects like caps or scarves.Some studies show 95% of lice are resistant to common treatments in some areas.Family cure means all must be treated at the same time along with any human contacts.Objects that may hide lice or eggs should be sanitized. ...Read more

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How do u get rid of lice if you had it for 5 years?

Lice for 5 years: You need to consult your doctor for an examination and discussion about the lice. Five years of infection is a major problem. Be sure to follow medical advice closely and avoid re-infection. ...Read more

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Got lice eggs for years, how do I get rid of them?

Got lice eggs for years, how do I get rid of them?

Lice are not nice: 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 more

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I m farida. i have head egg lice which is sticky to my hair and doesn't go since long years. please help me with simple home remedies?

I m farida. i have head egg lice which is sticky to my hair and doesn't go since long years. please help me with simple home remedies?

Nit comb/vinegar: Some find that a strong solution of pickling or apple cider vinegar can help loosen the bond the nit (lice egg) has to hair. Rinsing the hair in this solution followed by combing with a fine comb can help. Another product may be needed to kill the lice, but this can help with the eggs. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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My daughter just got back from a beach trip she's 12 years old she is covered in what looks like sea lice it's all over her legs her but her back in b?

Not unusual.: Please have your family physician give you a recommendation for your daughter to see a dermatologist. There is also a chance that the lice may spread to other members of the house. ...Read more

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I'm suffering from head lice and nits since 12 years. I have tried mediker shampoo and oil but it's of no use. I need a proper remedy to get rid of it?

Lice: You can sleep with your hair smothered in mayonnaise - that can suffocate them. You can get a prescription for Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) from your doctor. That kills the bacteria in the lice's gut, and in turn kills them. ...Read more

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What was the head lice treatment that parents used 20 years ago?

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

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My four year old got lice last month. We treated her and combed daily. I treated her again last night and found more lice. What can we do?

Depends on treatment: It depends on what type of treatment you used and if you used it correctly. Here is a link with very detailed instructions to help you get rid of those pesky bugs. http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head/treatment.html Hopefully this helps! And don't panic, although they are gross, lice do not carry any diseases. ...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