pediculosis

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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 is a common symptom.
Authored by Dr. Robert Kwok
types of pediculosis
Hair_products
Head lice
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Dr. Joel Gallant answered:

What is pediculosis pubis?

Crabs

Crab lice.
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Is pediculosis contagious?

YES!

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Vector transmission occurs when lice are spread through inanimate objects. For instance the lice can be on brushes, combs, hats, headphones, scarves, sweaters, coats, bedding, towels, upholstered furniture, carpet, stuffed toys & seats in a variety of areas.
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What are the tests for pediculosis?

Direct observation

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There are 2 kinds of pediculosis, the head/body kind and the pubic kind. Each is caused by a different species of louse. There are no lab tests for either; a doctor makes the diagnosis by physically observing the lice on the hairs of the appropriate body part.
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Can pediculosis be treated intravenously?

No

Lice
pediculosis (lice) is treated with shampoos and lotions containing permethrin.
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How does the pediculosis begin to spread out?

Reproduction

A louse achieves maturity in about 10 days and can begin laying eggs, which in tern hatch & begin the cycle over. They lay their eggs at the hairline, so the distance of the nits or egg casings from the scalp give you an idea how long they have been active. Hair grows about 1/2 inch/mo so a nit an inch from the scalp tells you there has been time for several generations to emerge.
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Dr. Yash K. Khanna answered:

What are the symptoms associated with pediculosis?

Pediculosis

Pruritis
Symptoms of pediculosis are itching,rash,nits,crawling lice,skin thickening,skin discolouration,body sores some times
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Is there any difference between pediculosis and scabies?

Yes

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Scabies is caused by Sarcoptes scabie and pedicels is is head lice so they're different
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied answered:

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.
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Dr. Shah Chowdhury answered:

When we should repeat the treatment to kill all parasites...in scabies or pediculosis ? is that selective of obligatory to repeat ?

Scabies/ Lice

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Both R notorious, need complete eradication from body, clothes, sofa, beds, siblings, friends..., I mean must leave your house and contacts. Scabies med. from head/neck to toe, repeat after 7 days; follow instruction clearly. Pediculosis can be in head, armpit, pubic and any hairy areas. Sometime resistant. Go online/Google, look for restistnt peduculosis eradication tips. Talk to your Doc.
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