Posts Tagged ‘head lice treatment’

The itchy truth: What to know about head lice

June 3, 2024•By Mayo Clinic Press Editors You may have the urge to scratch an itch in your hair when you hear about head lice. The tiny insects like to move in and make their home in clean hair while feeding on blood from the human scalp. Knowing how to prevent and treat head lice…

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September is Head Lice Prevention Month

September 3, 2023 As the back-to-school season approaches, families are gearing up for a fresh start and exciting learning experiences. However, amidst all the excitement, there’s a concern that often creeps into the minds of parents and caregivers – head lice infestations. September, designated as Head Lice Prevention Month, presents the perfect opportunity to raise…

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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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