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Will Combing Pediculosis
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. ...Read more
YES!: 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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When we should repeat the treatment to kill all parasites...In scabies or pediculosis ? Is that selective of obligatory to repeat ?
Scabies/ Lice: 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. ...Read more
My four year old got lice last month. We treated her and combed daily. I treated her again last night and found more lice. What can we do?
Depends on treatment: It depends on what type of treatment you used and if you used it correctly. Here is a link with very detailed instructions to help you get rid of those pesky bugs. http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head/treatment.html Hopefully this helps! And don't panic, although they are gross, lice do not carry any diseases. ...Read more
Yes: Wash the medicine out first. And try to get all the nits. ...Read more
Head lice: Tx of lice requires accurate identification of nits & lice. A pediculicide is usually used- otc like nix (permethrin) or rid or prescription meds like lindane or malathion. Work carefully through hair &remove individual nits. A special lice nit comb helps but isn't required. Check for nits &remove as seen over next 7 to 10 days. If there are nits after 7 to 10 days – a 2nd pediculicide tx may be needed. ...Read more
Nits & lice: Tx of lice requires accurate identification of nits & / or lice. A pediculicide is usually used- otc like nix (permethrin) or rid or prescription meds like lindane or malathion. Work carefully through hair & remove individual nits. Nit comb not required. Check for nits & remove as seen over the next 7 to 10 days. If there are nits after 7 to 10 days – a 2nd pediculicide tx may be needed. ...Read more
Need Nit Comb: Medications used to treat head lice infestation are not 100% effective. While not mandatory, removal of nits (eggs) manually using a special comb is recommended to prevent re-infestation. Nits are very small, easily mistaken for dandruff; a regular fine-toothed comb is too wide to remove them. A 2nd treatment is recommended after 10 days. Combing helps but correct use of product is very important. ...Read more
Difficult at best: You can soften the glue that holds the nit to the hair by rinsing the hair with a stout vinegar.Apple cider vinegar or pickling vinegar both seem to help. This can help loosen the nit and make it easier to remove.The problem is the number and location.They are laid at the scalp, but elevate as the hair grows ~1/2 inch/mo. If you miss one, it can hatch and establish a new infestation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible to get head lice at hair salon- if stylist uses same combs and cape on me that were used on others all day?
My daughter has an infestation of lice but her hair badly matted & knotted, we can't comb it out. What to do? Don't want to shave her head she's 14
Use: Use conditioner for dry and damaged hair after shampooing. ...Read more
Do I have lice? I have a type of bug living in my hair that looks like lice but there are no visible eggs, nobody else in the house has caught them, and i never have combed out more than 20 bugs every few days with a metal lice comb. Most of the time my h
This : This is very challenging to answer without a clinical picture and seeing in person. I would recommend you see a dermatologist for further evaluation and treatment. They can examine you and look for nits in your hair. I hope that helps. ...Read more