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Facts of Head Lice for the New School Year

Monday, September 5, 2022 Your child is just starting to get back into their “school routine” when you notice a small whitish-gray insect on their neck. Your heart sinks while your hand instinctively reaches up to scratch your head. You know immediately what is on your child — lice. Now what? First and foremost, there’s…

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Eggs laid by head lice can attach to human hair for 10,000 years

Lice are considered to be one of the oldest parasites in existence. Lice refer to three different types of human parasites. The parasites include head lice, body lice, and crab lice. All three forms of lice have been present since ancient times. The most ancient specimens of nits (lice eggs) are 10,000 years old and…

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10 Head Lice Facts You Need to Know!

10 HEAD LICE FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW  Head lice is much more common than you think. 1 in 20 U.S. school children get head lice every year. Equal Opportunity parasites that feed on the human scalp regardless of hygiene, income, age, ethnicity, day of the week, time of the year, or if you have…

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Head Lice and Coily Hair

Head lice and coily hair: Signs and treatment Head lice have difficulty gripping onto coily hair. As a result, Black people with coily hair and others with this hair type may be less susceptible to head lice. Head Lice are small insects that live in human hair. They are not dangerous to health, but they…

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Head Lice vs. Dandruff

Lice and dandruff are both uncomfortable conditions that cause your scalp to itch, and they are easily confused with each other. While lice are a temporary infestation, however, dandruff is a chronic skin condition. Head lice, also known as pediculus humanus capitis, are parasitic insects that live and lay eggs on the scalp. They drink human blood,…

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This Common Christmas Tradition Could Give You Lice

This Common Christmas Tradition Could Give You Lice Proving there’s actually nothing lice can’t ruin. The holidays provide a great opportunity for head lice to spread thanks to the traditions of . family photos, hugging, sharing beds, sharing ipads, and sadly, even that common tradition of sitting on Santa’s lap.  Yes, gathering in close to…

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Pandemic or not, kids are still getting — and spreading — head lice

According to those in the world of professional nitpicking, Pediculus humanus capitis, the much-despised head louse, has returned. “It’s definitely back,” says Scott Weiss, owner of Torrance Lice Removal.   It’s a sign that things are coming back to normal.” Colds and more serious bugs like respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, are also back. That may…

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Mother charged after daughter nearly died from LICE

May 8, 2021: An Indiana woman faces child neglect charges after investigators said her 4-year-old daughter nearly died from a lice infestation so severe doctors had to give her multiple blood transfusions. Shyanne Singh, 26, of Scottsburg, was arrested Tuesday on three felony counts of neglect of a dependent. She remained in custody Friday at…

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How Do Head Lice Eat?

Head lice need to live on a human scalp in order to be able to feed on the human blood that they need to survive for their 30 or so days of life. When the head louse needs food, it moves around very close to the skin and checks it out until it finds a…

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Do that many people get head lice?

Reliable data on how many people get head lice each year in the United States are not available; however, an estimated 6 million to 12 million infestations occur each year in the United States among children 3 to 11 years of age. Some studies suggest that girls get head lice more often than boys, probably…

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