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Body Lice (Definition)

Similar to head lice, these tiny parasitic insects live on the clothes and can often be seen at the seams. They feed on the blood of the host, and ...Read more


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Millions of lice in hair without noticing , a firm rubbery small swollen lymph node is there -2 weeks already after the lice is removed-normal?

Millions of lice in hair without noticing , a firm rubbery small swollen lymph node is there -2 weeks already after the lice is removed-normal?

Head Lice: Besides the visible signs of lice and nits, other symptoms of having head lice include itching, swollen lymph nodes at the back of the head, and sometimes a secondary bacterial infection of the scalp. The lice themselves do not spread disease. ...Read more

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Is lice a common vector for typhus?

Is lice a common vector for typhus?

Terminology issues: Lice most often refers to head lice, pediculosis humanus capitis. Another species, pediculosis humanus corporis is gererally referred to as the body louse.The body louse is a vector for typhus and head lice are just a pest. ...Read more

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Is it normal for dead scabies, eggs and burrows to look white beneath the skin after permethrin treatment? Will they surface?

Is it normal for dead scabies, eggs and burrows to look white beneath the skin after permethrin treatment? Will they surface?

Exfoliate : If all the scabies were killed with Permethrin (as they should be with proper application) , then the nature process of skin cell turnover and shedding will naturally remove all remnants of the scabies mite and eggs and feces. ...Read more

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Lotsof lice in hair without noticing , a firm rubbery smallswollen lymp node is there -2 weeks already after the lice is removed, when it will go away?

Few weeks: Lymph nodes react to local inflammation or infection. The first thing to check is that you actually did get all the lice out and there aren't a few poking around in there, causing ongoing issues. Assuming they are all out, a lymph node can last several weeks, until the inflammatory cycle has played out. ...Read more

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Are pubic lice a red colour?

Are pubic lice a red colour?

Yes: Here is an image of a pubic louse and a head louse. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is under skin on penis shaft not visible can only be felt, about 2'' long horizontal bulging vein? It is stationary and only moves if erection.

What is under skin on penis shaft not visible can only be felt, about 2'' long horizontal bulging vein? It is stationary and only moves if erection.

Thrombosed vein...?: What you described may suggest a thrombosed vein if there is no local indentation or harness. Does it hurt you at erection? For the time being, just watch and see. But in doubt, see a urologist for better clarification. ...Read more

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Is there an ointment that is very effective against bedbugs bites?

Is there an ointment that is very effective against bedbugs bites?

Steroid creams.: You can take antihistamines if you feel itchy. Topical steroid creams can be used on lesions. For a severe allergic reaction to bites – please seek medical evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Does animals scabies infest humans? Is there any chance ? Is it possible ?

They just visit: Briefly - they will die off fast. Scabies mites that live on pets are different from the ones found on humans. But, mites on pets may be transmitted to you from an infested pet. They can burrow under your skin resulting in itching. This type of mite will not reproduce on you ; should die within several days. You won't require medication but your animal needs to be treated. ...Read more

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What creams are for skin itch on the hands, where there isn't a visible rash?

What creams are for skin itch on the hands, where there isn't a visible rash?

Itch: Hydrocortisone 1 percent over the counter might help but prescription cortisone creams might do much better. Sarna lotion otc is another alternative with menthol. ...Read more

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Is there a way at preventing lice after exposure?

Sure.: Avoid contact with others hair; do not share clothing--especially hats, scarves, hair bows. Do not share combs or brushes. Do not lie on beds, pillows, carpets or stuffed toys of those with head lice. Wash clothes, bed linens, etc with hot water (at least 130*f) & use the high heat drying cycle. Prophylactic treatment with otc or prescription medications can also be prudent for head lice control. ...Read more

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What does a head lice infestation look like?

What does a head lice infestation look like?

Head Lice: Adult lice on scalp. The most common spots to find adult lice are behind your ears and along the back of your neck. Lice are tiny, about the size of a strawberry seed, but they can be up to 1/8 inch (3 millimeters) in size. Lice eggs (nits) on hair shafts. Nits resemble tiny pussy willow buds. Nits can be mistaken for dandruff, but unlike dandruff, they can't be easily brushed out of hair. ...Read more

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Can there be pubic lice in my bedsheets?

Pediculosis pubis: Is the name for crabs infesting the pubic area. Crabs (lice) often live in the pubic area or near the anus. The can also live in the hair or eye lashes. The lice’s saliva can cause a person to become very itchy, which is usually worse at night. There may be spots on skin that look bluish gray where the lice has bitten. Sores can develop when skin is scratched. The diagnosis is made by identifying. ...Read more

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Is it possible that there is no visible head enlargement for a child with hydrocephalus?

Is it possible that there is no visible head enlargement for a child with hydrocephalus?

Depends: The term hydrocephalus is generally used to describe any condition producing an excess of fluid within the brain. The more common form is due to a blockage of the spinal fluid plumbing system with a buildup of pressure that can expand the infant skull. Another cause is the loss of brain substance due to injury (stroke, infection) & fluid fills is the empty space under little or no pressure. ...Read more

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Do head lice leave any visible droppings?

Do head lice leave any visible droppings?

Nits: They attach their eggs to individual hairs. They look like tiny rounded discs stuck to the hair.Routine treatment requires that the nits be combed out with a fine tooth comb. ...Read more

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Is head itching with no lice is a sign of something serious ?

No, not serious: could be dandruff, or still could be lice infestation, happens and affects all social levels, treatment is within reach, good luck ...Read more

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Pediculosis (Definition)

Refers to infestation with lice. Pediculosis can include head lice, body ...Read more