Head lice (Pediculus humanus capitis) are one of the many varieties of sucking lice (singular "louse") specialized to live on different areas of various animals.

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Head Lice Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... Signs and symptoms of lice include: Intense itching. Lice on the scalp, the body, clothing, or pubic or other body hair. Lice can be up to 1/8 inch (3 millimeters) in size. Lice eggs (nits) on hair sh...
Source: MayoClinic

Causes
... You can get lice by coming into contact with either live lice or their eggs. Eggs hatch in about one week. Lice can''t fly or walk on the ground. They spread by: Head-to-head or body-to-body contact. ...
Source: MayoClinic

Head Lice Prevention

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Prevention
... It''s difficult to prevent the spread of head lice among children in day care and in school settings. There''s so much close contact among children and their belongings that lice can spread easily. It...
Source: MayoClinic

Head Lice Treatment

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Treatment
... If nonprescription lotion or shampoo doesn''t kill the lice, your doctor can prescribe a stronger prescription shampoo or lotion. Malathion (Ovide) has been re-approved as a prescription drug for trea...
Source: MayoClinic

Self-care
... You can get rid of lice with a patient, thorough approach that involves cleaning yourself or your child and any personal belongings that may be infected. These steps may help you eliminate infestation...
Source: MayoClinic

Head Lice Other

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Head Lice
... What are head lice? Head lice are tiny crawling insects that live in a person’s head hair. The lice feed on blood sucked from the scalp and lay eggs—called nits—that firmly attach to the hair shafts. ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Overview
... Lice are tiny, wingless, parasitic insects that feed on your blood. This itchy infestation is easily spread — especially by school children — through close personal contact and by sharing ...
Source: MayoClinic

Head Lice Treatment

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Lice
... Head lice are tiny parasites about the size of a sesame seed. These flat, wingless "bugs" survive by sucking human blood. Louse bites cause an intense itching and red spots on the skin that look like...
Source: HealthWorld

What Every Parent Should Know About Controlling Head Lice
... Head Lice Infestation Is Escalating In December of 1994, the British medical journal, The Lancet verified what many parents and health officials had suspected--head lice infestation is on the rise. Th...
Source: HealthWorld

   

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