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Doctor insights on: Kids With Typhus Louse Borne

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Is lice a common vector for typhus?

Is lice a common vector for typhus?

Yes: The clothing louse, sometimes referred to as the body louse, can transmit epidemic typhus. Typhus in the usa is endemic or murine typhus, a generally milder disease caused by a different rickettsia and transmitted by fleas. In the past few years, there have been clusters of cases of murine typhus in parts of southern california. ...Read more

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If my kids have lice, what should I use?

Lice: Treatment of lice requires accurate identification of nits & / or lice. A pediculicide is usually used- OTC like Nix (permethrin) or RID or prescription meds 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 ...Read more

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How often can a child be treated for lice?

How often can a child be treated for lice?

Lice treatment: Generally speaking we treat with permethrin overnight, then spend the next 2-3 days removing the nits with a comb. In one week, it can be repeated to kill any new ones that have hatched. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my kids have lice what should I use?

Many products: There are many products available, both over-the-counter and prescription. Apply exactly as directed, following all directions for preparation and time left on. All of the OTC ones should be repeated once in 4-7 days after first use to eradicate any newly hatched lice. Prescription ones usually penetrate the unhatched eggs and kill, so don't need re-application. You must also clean combs. ...Read more

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Why would only one child have lice, in a household of 5 children?

Why would only one child have lice, in a household of 5 children?

Exposure: This child was exposed at school or play. Consoder yourself lucky you only ha e to treat one child and not whole family. Discard comb used on this child and wash head gear in hot water to prevent spreading infection in household. ...Read more

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How long does it take lice to spread from one child to a playmate?

Not long: Playing together for even a brief time could lead to spread from one child to another. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of lice on a child's head?

What are the symptoms of lice on a child's head?

Itching, or none: Many children have no symptoms whatsoever, despite a good-sized infestation. Other children may have itching or a rash around the scalp. The diagnosis is made by finding live lice and/or nits in the hair. To check for lice, use a very fine-toothed comb to comb through wet hair section by section, looking for nits and adult lice. ...Read more

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Do I need to take my child out of school if they have lice?

Do I need to take my child out of school if they have lice?

Most Likely: Most schools want children with lice to be fully treated and lice free before returning to school. ...Read more

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When can I relax my child hair after been treated for lice?

HEAD LICE: After applying treatment you have to take out the nits with a fine comb. When gone start relaxing the hair. ...Read more

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How quickly can lice spread from one child to the next in school?

How quickly can lice spread from one child to the next in school?

Very : A single close contact is all it takes children with lice are highly contagious and need to be treated successfully before they go back to school. ...Read more

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