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Can head lice cause hives on a 5 year old girl?

Hives. Have not heard of this happening before but i can not give you a definitive answer. Stress can also cause hives.Allergic reactions, chemicals in foods, insect stings, sunlight exposure, food, infections, systemic disease or medicines can all cause histamine release, hives. Sometimes it's impossible to find out exactly why hives have formed. Read more...
Not sure. Lice cause itching and irritation though I have not seen associated hives. Hives are a hypersensitivity reaction to various causes including bug bites, medicine, allergens, stresses both physical and emotional. As long as hives are not associated wtih difficulty breathing, tongue swelling or difficulty swallowing, they are not emergency and resolve within 24 hrs typically. Read more...

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is and what does head lice look like?

Head lice. Pediculus humanus capitis or the head louse is a parasite that is about 1/8th of an inch long. It has 6 legs with a long body and a head in the shape of a diamond. It flat. It has no wings (thus doesn’t fly). It’s color can change to match it’s surroundings. It’s mouth is like a stylet which pierces a human’s scalp to get a blood meal. Read more...