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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)

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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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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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

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


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more