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Almost All Lice Are Now Resistant to Over-the-Counter Treatment

by Laura Geggel August 08, 2016 Live Science The vast majority of head lice in the United States are now resistant to most over-the-counter treatments, meaning that it’s now especially difficult to vanquish the tiny blood-sucking parasites, a new study finds. Researchers found that head lice (Pediculus humanus capitis) in 42 of the 48 states…

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George Parents Face Murder Charge in Death of Daugther With Severe Lice

Some experts were skeptical that lice alone could have killed the girl, Kaitlyn Yozviak. The case underscored fears about how the pandemic has cut children off from people who could report neglect. By Maria Cramer, New York Times Oct. 5, 2020 The 12-year-old girl had no bruises on her body. She was not malnourished, according to…

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Yes, Dads Get Lice Too!!!

Lice live on the human scalp to survive. They suck blood for their food every 2-3 hours and their eggs nest on the warm scalp before they hatch in about 5-7 days. A lice egg is the size of a grain of sand and an adult lice is the size of a sesame seed. Lice…

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Yes, Mom’s (and dad’s) Get Lice Too!

Head lice do not know age. They do not care if you are a man, a woman, a mom, a dad, a grandma, or grandpa, if you have never had lice before in your life, or you have had it multiple times. All head lice care about is that you have a strand of hair…

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If you have lice eggs, you have lice!

It is common for people to call us and say they are not sure if they have lice since they don’t see anything crawling around but they do see eggs in their hair. If a person has lice eggs in their hair then they have an active lice infestation! An adult louse lays 5-7 eggs…

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Five Reasons Why Your Child’s Lice Keeps Coming Back!

*(Hint: Chances are that it never left) 1. Lice Resistance to Chemicals-When a family member gets head lice, most people run to the local store and rely on products full of chemicals that no longer work. The lice have mutated and are now resistant to the chemicals in over-the-counter shampoos. 2. Relying on outside product…

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Haven’t Gone Anywhere? Yes, You Can Still Get Lice!

Even if you have not gone out less often or even not at all, you can still get head lice. All head lice need is a strand of hair and warm scalp to live on.  So you just have to ask yourself have you or your child been around ANYONE in the past few weeks…

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COVID-19 and Head Lice: 5 Things They Have in Common

Schools have enough challenges keeping head lice outbreaks from happening and no doubt will be challenged to minimize the spread of COVID-19.  So with schools starting up this time of year that got us to thinking about some of the things COVID-19 and Head Lice have in common: 1.Not Always Simple to Identify the Symptoms:…

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