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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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Ii have micro black looking insects in my hair that bite and jump. What could they be and lice killer doesn't work on them.

Ii have micro black looking insects in my hair that bite and jump. What could they be and lice killer doesn't work on them.

It could be lice: Key to both remove the nits that stick to the hair as well as the adult lice. An all metal nit comb is very effective in removing nits. Come out small areas from scalp out. Most over the counter head lice products only kill the adult lice. The us centers for disease control and prevention has a great information website about head lice identification, control and prevention. ...Read more

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Do head lice jump?

No: They need to be transmitted physically from person to person. ...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?

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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I have had an itchy scalp for a month. More around the nape of head. No lice. I also have small red bumps that are tender to touch. What could or be?

I have had an itchy scalp for a month. More around the nape of head. No lice. I also have small red bumps that are tender to touch. What could or be?

Get checked out: Sounds like you may have folliculitis (an inflammation / infection of the hair follicles) or seborrheic dermatitis. See a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. Both conditions respond well to treatment. ...Read more

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I'm having a weird feeling with my head. Everything feels like it's moving and I'm getting a popping sensation everytime I touch my head. My mother already did the lice treatment on me, but nothing came out, nits or anything. What can this be and how do I

Sensory issues?: I did not hear you mention "itching" as a problem here, lice always cause itching. "Weird" and "popping" are complaints I have never heard in 20 years of medical practice. I would have an exam by a physician to investigate cause here. Have you had a contact with lice? Is anxiety an issue of yours? Do you have a dry scalp or dandruff? What are you most worried about? ...Read more

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What causes head lice in a person?

What causes head lice in a person?

Human only parasite: You acquire head lice after exposure to an infected persons living lice. This may be by sharing head ware, scarfs, combs etc. Or during close encounters with the lice in bedding, clothing etc. It is not passed by animals or non human carriers. ...Read more

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What happens to a person if head lice is never treated?

What happens to a person if head lice is never treated?

Itching infection: They will spread throughout the head amd cause itching, secondary infected scalp and swollen gland. When extensive it may require cutting off the hair to eradicate the infection. ...Read more

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How does head lice get transferred from person to person?

Sharing: Head lice can be transmitted from one individual to another by direct scalp-to-scalp contact, sharing hair brushes or other hair accessories, and by coming in contact with bedding or cushions that were in contact by an infected individual. Follow the directions of your doctor closely to best eradicate the lice. ...Read more

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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


Tactile (Definition)

Pleural fremitus is a palpable vibration of the wall of the thorax caused by friction between the parietal and visceral pleura of the lungs. See pleural friction rub for the auditory ...Read more