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What Happens To A Person If Head Lice Is Never Treated
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
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
I was exposed to a child who had been treated for head lice last wednesday night. I did not hug her but I am concerned. I have been checked several times since then and show no signs. How long should I have people keep checking?
Resource material.: This would require a lenghty answer. Please check this site: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/head-lice/ds00953. ...Read more
Is it safe for someone to sit on furniture and bedding if they have just been treated for head lice?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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