Treatment

Head Lice Housecleaning Tips

:A common misconception about treating people and homes that have had contact with lice is that the only way to get them out of the house is to put everything in the home that is made of any type of fabric in plastic bags for two weeks and have the furniture and carpets cleaned. Not…

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How Do You Get Head Lice

Lice do not hop, jump, or fly. The only crawl. You get head lice almost exclusively it’s from head-to-head contact and not from sharing  athletic helmets, sitting on couches, sitting at the movies, or sharing brushes. Lice have evolved to with special claws and they  move very quickly and efficiently along two parallel hairs and…

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Lice and Herbal Remedies

When we talk about herbal remedies we are not referring to popular over the counter products that are full of chemicals and sold at stores such as RID and NIX. There are a number of herbal remedies available on the market for treating head lice. These product generally are non-chemical, non-pesticides that use natural ingredients…

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Doctors warn about dangers and spread of eyelash lice

If you love eyelash extensions, you’ll want to make sure you’re doing this one thing, so you don’t end up with lash lice!By Samica KnightUpdated 3 hours ago If you’re a fan of eyelash extensions or you wear them often, you may want to think about the last time you cleaned them. Some optometrists say…

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Head Lice Life Cycle

Head Lice Stages Head lice are human host parasites that live on the head of humans and only humans. They feed on the blood of the human scalp and they do not live on pets. They need to take a blood meal about every 2 to 3 hours. They crawl down off the hair shaft…

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How to Prevent Head Lice

The best way to prevent head lice is to stay away from people that have head lice.  But it is pretty difficult to know if someone had head lice.  So the next big thing is to just avoid head-to-head contact.   Lice cannot fly. They cannot jump. They cannot swim.  But they are very good crawlers.…

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Lice Combs

Lice combs have been around for tens of thousands of years. For example, they have been found in ancient Egyptian tombs.  Lice combs don’t kill lice but they remove them and they can be very effective in removing head lice. There are basically two different types of lice combs. Plastic combs have short, closely spaced…

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What Color Are Lice and their eggs?

Head lice and their eggs tend to vary in color. From yellow to white to tan and they can be even brown when they are adults as they feed on the human blood.  As an egg, they tend to mostly be yellow, clear, or tan in color. Many times they look like the color of…

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