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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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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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It'd be possible that a child get head lice from another child that is getting treated for it?

It'd be possible that a child get head lice from another child that is getting treated for it?

If still present: Head lice are sometimes hard to get rid of.Sometimes multiple treatments and meticulous removal of egg casings are needed before they are gone for good. If present and the child shares a sleeping mat, headgear, brush or other item they can be passed easily.It can also take 10 or more days before you pick up that your kid has them.It takes that long for new lice to start laying visable eggs. ...Read more

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How is head lice treated? What is the most reliable treatment for symptoms of head lice? .

Resource material.: This would require a lenghty answer. Please check this site: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/head-lice/ds00953. ...Read more

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Should my pcp be knowledgeable enough to look/know if my head lice is gone? With light or magnifier? I treated, continue to wet comb, still paranoid

Should my pcp be knowledgeable enough to look/know if my head lice is gone? With light or magnifier? I treated, continue to wet comb, still paranoid

Woods lamp for nits: If your physician has access to a Woods lamp, s/he should be able to tell if any remaining nits are alive (dead nits do not glow with a Woods lamp, live ones do). Observation of a live louse can be difficult even in active light infestations, but the presence of live nits is suggestive of a persistent infection. ...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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How does head lice get transferred from person to person?

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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Does having head lice mean the person is dirty with poor hygiene?

No: It caught from contact and regular shampoo and bathing does not prevent head lice. Do not share combs or wear other persons cap ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Head Lice (Definition)

Also known as pediculus humanus capitis, head lice are tiny parasites that feed on the scalp. It usually affects children and results in an itchy head. Head lice is very contagious and the most common method of transmission ...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