head lice


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Synonyms for head lice

infestation of the scalp with lice

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Ten cases of serious burns associated with the use of head lice removal products have been reported to it since 2007.
According to Beck, the chance of contracting a case of head lice from a piece of clothing is low because lice do not want to leave their source of food, blood in the human head, to go to an inanimate object where they will starve if they can not get blood within a few hours.
The study suggested a perceived link between children congregating closely around smartphones and head lice, but it wasn't enough to draw a conclusion.
Treatments for head lice infestations are available in prescription medications as well as over-the-counter remedies.
Dr Tess McPherson, of Oxford University Hospitals, said: "Compared to previous estimates of head lice incidence, our figures were much higher, showing that almost half of children have had them in the last five years - which may not come as a surprise to parents.
Official health advice is that if you spot head lice, there's no need to stay off work or school or wash clothing and laundry on a hot wash, as this is unlikely to be useful.
Head lice (Pediculus capitis) are an obligate human ectoparasite that is considered a common community health problem [5].
Facing a head lice infestation can be downright traumatizing, especially for parents.
A poll of 10,000 parents by head lice treatment brand, Hedrin, found other regular methods used to eliminate lice include burning the lice with hair straighteners, vinegar, raw eggs and mayonnaise.
Before genetic tools that differentiate the head and body louse lineages were available (5), it was speculated that body lice may have originated from head lice (9).
Science has finally found a way to successfully harness safe materials for the immediate eradication and prevention of head lice, which is great news for families everywhere," notes Bruno Jactel, chief executive officer at Morrisville, N.
pharmacies for the topical treatment of head lice infestations in patients 6 months of age and older, in the context of an overall lice management program.
but some parents are turning to that, and other natural remedies for head lice infestations that are regular occurrences in schools and day care centers.
HEAD lice are tiny insects that live on the head and in the hair.