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Is It Possible To Have Lice For 6 Years
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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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