Posts Tagged ‘head lice’

Head Lice DNA Can Reveal Details About First Americans

Head lice have been constant, if unwanted, human companions for as long as our species has been around. Evidence of this ancient connection includes a 10,000-year-old-louse found on human remains at an archaeological site in Brazil and an inscription on a 3,700-year-old ivory lice comb that might be the oldest known sentence written with an…

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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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Brief History of Head Lice

Beginning somewhere around 13 million years ago, specific species began to evolve to affect only humans. Pediculus lice are among oldest human parasites and have a long history of association with humans. They accompanied early Homo groups as they migrated out of Africa. As such they represent good markers for tracking human history. About 42,000 to 72,000…

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Do I Have Lice or am I Paranoid?

Have you ever had that itchy feeling and started imagining that you might have lice? Feeling paranoid about such things is natural, but there are ways to determine whether there’s a problem. Learning some common signs of lice infestation and how to check for them properly can ease your worries and help you take the…

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What are the signs and symptoms of head lice?

What are the signs and symptoms of head lice? Seeing bugs-that is the easiest one. If you see bugs crawling in the hair than it is almost certain the person has head lice Finding lice eggs (nits). You are looking for a needle in a haystack as they are the size of a sesame seed…

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How To Choose A Lice Comb

How to Choose a Lice Comb In This Article: Do Electric Lice Combs Work? Which Kind of Head Lice Comb is best? When to use a lice comb What are you looking for? When should you see a Doctor for head lice? Life can get pretty hectic when your child has lice, so the last…

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Head Lice vs Dandruff

How to tell the difference between lice and dandruff Lice are easy to confuse with dandruff, which is a very common problem. While lice are a temporary infestation, dandruff is a chronic skin condition. Every year, 6 to 12 million children in the United States get head lice. Most are children ages 3 to 12…

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