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Why Does Your Head Itch When You Have Lice
My son continuously itches his hair and head especially when he sweats. He has no lice and no dandruff . What might be causing it ?
Possible Fungus: Of the 5 common causes for itchy scalp (Seborrhea (dandruf), Psoriasis (inflammation), Fungus (ring worm), Head Lice, and Allergy), Fungal seems most likely. Try using an Anti-fungal shampoo or scalp cream. The pharmacist should be able to point out one that is safe for your son's age. Follow the directions on the shampoo. If this does not help, you should have his scalp examined. Hope this helps! ...Read more
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
My head itches, its not lice, i think my head is just dry. I have been checked. Dont say go to the doctor! what should I do? Please help!
Itch: Itching scalp could be due to all the causes you listed, but it also could be due to a fungal infection. The type of shampoo you use can also cause this so i recommend switching to a hypoallergenic product if you haven't already. Also stress can sometime result in somatic symptoms such as itchiness, see your doctor soon to find the cause and get relief. ...Read more
Check again: I would thouroughly check your head and hair again for any remaining lice or nits. Often, many of the treatments need to be repeated one week after initial treatment. Also, keep in mind that the shampoos used to treat lice can cause some irritation to the scalp which can induce itching and may not represent a residual lice infestation. ...Read more
Hi my head has been itching for at least 2 months now, and i have found 2 bugs in my hair one recently and one about a month ago, they look like lice?
ID bugs, then treat: There is an excellent YouTube video to help you identify lice - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aA7rZ2dI5lw. If this is what you see in your hair, consider using the Rid for Lice 1-2-3 Kit, sold on Amazon for less than $40. There are other natural product choices listed in the same section. Be vigilant to assure success against adult lice and their eggs. Treat your surroundings. Don't despair. ...Read more
I have a crawly feeling on my scalp with some itching, this occurs in different places on my head and comes and goes. No head lice I checked.
How to get rid of dandruff asap? Nnever really had dandruff but my head has been itching for a week or so. No lice, just dandruff. Seen it on my pillo
My scalp is itching so bad it is uncomfortable and kinda of painful i don not have any flaking redness or head lice could this be normal or a more s?
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