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Is there a way to ease the itching caused by lice?

Is there a way to ease the itching caused by lice?

Yes: Assuming you have been treated for the lice body lotions or cortisine creams and aalamine lotions all help once treated the itching will subside precription meds help as well. ...Read more

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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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Treated lice on a child but she says it still itches, but I do not see anything?

Treated lice on a child but she says it still itches, but I do not see anything?

Head lice: Itching may continue even after all lice are destroyed. This happens because of a lingering allergic reaction to their bites. Over-the-counter cortisone (corticosteroid) creams or calamine lotion may help. For severe itching, antihistamine medicines (such as benadryl) or stronger, prescription-strength corticosteroid creams may be needed. Don't give antihistamines without doctors permission. ...Read more

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My son continuously itches his hair and head especially when he sweats. He has no lice and no dandruff . What might be causing it ?

My son continuously itches his hair and head especially when he sweats. He has no lice and no dandruff . What might be causing it ?

Possible Fungus: Of the 5 common causes for itchy scalp (Seborrhea (dandruf), Psoriasis (inflammation), Fungus (ring worm), Head Lice, and Allergy), Fungal seems most likely. Try using an Anti-fungal shampoo or scalp cream. The pharmacist should be able to point out one that is safe for your son's age. Follow the directions on the shampoo. If this does not help, you should have his scalp examined. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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My head itches, its not lice, i think my head is just dry. I have been checked. Dont say go to the doctor! what should I do? Please help!

My head itches, its not lice, i think my head is just dry. I have been checked. Dont say go to the doctor! what should I do? Please help!

Dandruff shampoo: Are you african american or are you caucasian? If you are afro american try applying and oil to your scalp to see if that helps. If you were caucasian buy a dandruff shampoo and wash your hair more frequently to see if the itching goes away. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your head itches and you don't have lice/dry scalp or dandruff?

Itch: Itching scalp could be due to all the causes you listed, but it also could be due to a fungal infection. The type of shampoo you use can also cause this so i recommend switching to a hypoallergenic product if you haven't already. Also stress can sometime result in somatic symptoms such as itchiness, see your doctor soon to find the cause and get relief. ...Read more

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I washed my hair with lice shampoo and used the treatment but head still itches. Help?

I washed my hair with lice shampoo and used the treatment but head still itches. Help?

Check again: I would thouroughly check your head and hair again for any remaining lice or nits. Often, many of the treatments need to be repeated one week after initial treatment. Also, keep in mind that the shampoos used to treat lice can cause some irritation to the scalp which can induce itching and may not represent a residual lice infestation. ...Read more

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Smelly hair, itches, no flakes, no scales, no dandruff, no lice. Using neutrogena t/gel shampoo and conditioner. No relief. What is it?

Smelly hair, itches, no flakes, no scales, no dandruff, no lice. Using neutrogena t/gel shampoo and conditioner. No relief. What is it?

Smelly Hair: Basically, unpleasant odor in hair arises due to microbial growth on oily scalp. Factors like poor personal hygiene, excessive sweating, strenuous physical activity, overactive sebaceous glands on scalp, exposure to chemicals and environmental pollution, cigarette smoking etc contribute in causing smelly hair. ...Read more

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Please explain, other than, lice and dandruff, what can cause constant itching?

Please explain, other than, lice and dandruff, what can cause constant itching?

Many things: poison ivy and scabies are just two examples of conditions causing severe itching. there are many other things you can come in contact with that will cause itching. ...Read more

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Pubic lice gone but bumps not..When i don't touch them they settle down but white thing in them cause itching..When i scratch they get bigger and hurt?

Scabies: The itchy bumps may last for weeks after the lice have been killed since the body and fecal matter still remain at the site involved. Try some cortisone cream on the areas. ...Read more

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

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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I've been itching lately and I'm scare it might be body lice. There's no bumbs just little dots?

I've been itching lately and I'm scare it might be body lice. There's no bumbs just little dots?

Uncertain: If these are red itchy dots on the skin,then possibly. Lice eggs appear white and typically are on clothing. Often rash over the hairy body regions. You should have this checked with your primary care doctor to make sure. A magnifying glass may be required to actually see the eggs on clothing and/or lice. Others: dermatitis, skin irritation, other bugs. ...Read more

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When before lice-infested hair stops itching?

When before lice-infested hair stops itching?

Physically,: The itch should stop immediately as soon as the lice are dead. Psychologically it can last as long as you remember the crawly feeling. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for head lice to show up and start itching?

How long is it supposed to it take for head lice to show up and start itching?

Lice: It may take 2 to 3 weeks (or sometimes even longer) to become aware of lice or nits. Itching does not occur for all people. ...Read more

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Hi my head has been itching for at least 2 months now, and i have found 2 bugs in my hair one recently and one about a month ago, they look like lice?

Hi my head has been itching for at least 2 months now, and i have found 2 bugs in my hair one recently and one about a month ago, they look like lice?

ID bugs, then treat: There is an excellent YouTube video to help you identify lice - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aA7rZ2dI5lw. If this is what you see in your hair, consider using the Rid for Lice 1-2-3 Kit, sold on Amazon for less than $40. There are other natural product choices listed in the same section. Be vigilant to assure success against adult lice and their eggs. Treat your surroundings. Don't despair. ...Read more

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I've been noticing dandruff in my hair with some itching can it possibly be lice?

Itching can be lice: It is sometimes to see lice but they lay eggs at the hairline & they are visable as white pearl like blebs the size of a pin head. Hair grows about 1/2 inch/mo so distance away from the hair base tells you how long they have been there.If only dandruff & no nits you could be dealing with a scalp fungus. ...Read more

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How would get rid of a itching scalp but it's not lice or dandruff ?

How would get rid of a itching scalp but it's not lice or dandruff ?

? Dry scalp: Try massaging scalp and hair with Cocconut oil. Let it stand overnight and wash the hair next day. And do not wash hair every day. Maximum 3/week. Hopefully tho will help. ...Read more

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I have a itching scalp but its not lice and i've scratched so much it bleeds and scabs up what can I use to prevent this please help?

I have a itching scalp but its not lice and i've scratched so much it bleeds and scabs up what can I use to prevent this please help?

Selenium or coal tar: No really! is always best to see a doctor before the training regimen but you may save some time by using one of the two shampoos that i recommend. The first is selenium sulfide and is in many different brand names. Coal tar is used in t gel shampoo and i highly recommend that one, it maybe stinky but it does work. I tell my patients to use the shampoos three times a week and rinse after 10 min. ...Read more

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When I scratch my scalp oily dadrunff comes off with some black specks that are freaking me out! Used lice shampoo over 3 times but itching wont stop?

Freckles? blackheads: I do not think that the problem is lice. It may be blackheads, which is pigments in the sweat glands from another bacteria or detritus or a reaction to the oils in your hair. Use just a simple cleansing shampoo to start, and see a dermatologist for diagnosis. Or use HealthTap Prime &upload pictures. Good luck, & thanks for asking Health Tap! ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

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