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Body Lice (Definition)

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


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Can I get head lice from hugging someone with lice eggs in their hair?

Can I get head lice from hugging someone with lice eggs in their hair?

Depends: Head lice are hard to see.It is the active lice, jumping to your hair that could infect you, not the eggs.The eggs are glued to the hair.However, if there are eggs visible, there are likely living lice on the scalp.They could transfer in a hug, or on shared hats/scarves/combs or brushes. ...Read more

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How do people contract lice in their hair?

How do people contract lice in their hair?

From others: Using infected hairbrush or share the bed with someone, infected bed linen, or from close contact with infected hairs (school, hairdresser), etc. ...Read more

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Head lice remnants in hair - how to remove them?

Head lice remnants in hair - how to remove them?

Ovide: Ovide is press ription that loosens egg. Over the counter approaches include vinegar on a cotton ball to wipe the hairs and loosen eggs.Then use a comb and to remove the eggs. For the resistant eggs separate the hairs and cut out the individual hairs with eggs still on them. ...Read more

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Can cockroaches lay eggs in a humans hair?

Can cockroaches lay eggs in a humans hair?

Yes but unlikely.: You'd have to have a significant infestation for this to happen, and the texture of hair isn't what they're looking for to lay eggs. White egglike structures, especially if stuck to the hair shaft, are far more likely to be the nits of head lice. Cockroach eggs would wash off with a good shampoo or two; lice eggs will not and need to be combed out. ...Read more

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Can scabies and pubic lice affects fertility?

Can scabies and pubic lice affects fertility?

No: Not unless a partner wont come near you. Seriously, scabies and pubic lice do not have any effect on fertility. ...Read more

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Why do older men lose the hair on their heads but start growing lots of nose hair, ear hair and facial hair?

Why do older men lose the hair on their heads but start growing lots of nose hair, ear hair and facial hair?

Testosterone: As men get older, testosterone gets higher and causes you to lose the good hair on your head but you start to grow it in "less useful" places. One of the very exciting parts of getting older. :-\. ...Read more

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How can you most effectively remove head lice in a long haired 11 year old female?

How can you most effectively remove head lice in a long haired 11 year old female?

Lice: 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

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Will combing get rid of pediculosis capitis infestation in kids?

Will combing get rid of pediculosis capitis infestation in kids?

Not for sure: Combing alone e it help but dose not for sure clean it up, use the recommended shampoo, for the whole family, clean all the bed sheets sand if you have bets also do it for them. ...Read more

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With lice, do the nits move in the hair?

With lice, do the nits move in the hair?

No.: The nits, which are the lice eggs cemented to the hair shafts, don't move, but the adult lice can scurry very quickly. ...Read more

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What works most effectively for thinning hair in black men age 24?

What works most effectively for thinning hair in black men age 24?

Because...: There are many possible causes for hair loss - it is best to see a dermatologist for assessment. Once the cause of your thinning hair is determined, then a very specific treatment plan can be recommended. ...Read more

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Do most men shave their pubic hair by their penis?

Do most men shave their pubic hair by their penis?

No: Contrary to your implied perception, shaving pubic hair is unhygienic. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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How to re-grow hair in baldness area?

Minoxidil: Minoxidil may help some increase in density of hairs. Hair transplantation can help cover specific areas of baldness. Careful pre planning is important fo aesthetically pleasing results. ...Read more

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Hair breakage at root. Kinky hair texture. No chemical treated hair for 3 years. Breaking from roots and down entite hair shaft. Lives in NYC?

Hair breakage at root.  Kinky hair  texture.  No chemical treated hair for 3 years.   Breaking from roots and down entite hair shaft.  Lives in NYC?

Well: this could be several things from chemical damage the hair and thyroid disease to autoimmune disease to fungal infection even autoimmune disease.recommend evaluation by a physician primary care or dermatology ...Read more

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Can beard hair grow in areas that had no hair after natural weight loss ?

Can beard hair grow in areas that had no hair after natural weight loss ?

Unlikely: Hair growth is, for the most part, genetically mediated. There are some circumstances in which regrowth may occur, but not usually associated with weights. There are several surgical ways of replacing hair and a good plastic surgeon may help you. ...Read more

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Does facial hair grow And strength of the hair follicles in relation with skin health ?

Does facial hair grow And strength of the hair follicles   in relation with skin health ?

Facial hair: Facual hair is hormone related puberty can be delayed in some patients. A healthy diet including vitamins A C and E is helpful for healthy skin. ...Read more

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Can teenagers such as 12-18 use the product " spring valley hair skin nails biotin pill vitamins " for hair growth ?

Can teenagers such as 12-18 use the product " spring valley hair skin nails biotin pill vitamins " for hair growth ?

Does Not Help: No evidence that it helps hair growth and never tested for safety.So not good idea. ...Read more

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Pediculosis (Definition)

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