Posts Tagged ‘head lice’

ALMOST ALL LICE ARE NOW RESISTANT TO THE OVER-THE COUNTER TREATMENTS

Almost All Lice Are Now Resistant to Over-the-Counter Treatment The majority of head lice in the United States are now resistant to most over-the-counter treatments. According to the most recent study, researchers found that head lice (Pediculus humanus capitis) in 42 of the 48 states studied, including California, carry an average of three genetic mutations…

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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 Clean Hair

It is very common for people when they hear that somebody that has head lice to think or infer from that that it is a result of poor hygiene. That is a myth. In fact, lice prefer clean hair over dirty hair. Clean hair is actually easier for lice to grab. So when someone has…

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Lice On Clothes

It is very rare to see lice crawling around on clothing because lice needs to live on a head among a hair where the temperature is a constant, the humidity is high, where they can lay their eggs that get glued to the hair shafts, and where there is a presence of blood for their…

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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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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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Lice Shampoos

When people talk about head lice shampoos, generally what they are talking about is a product that is a shampoo or a cream rinse or a gel or a moose or some other oil type formulation that you mix in with your hair that is used to kill head lice. These products are usually available…

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Can lice fly?

Head lice are a wingless human parasites that are uniquely adapted for feeding and breathing on human heads. They have six claws designed to hold on very tightly to strands of human hair and they don’t like to hold onto things like furniture or pets.  Their claws are only made to hold onto human hair.…

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