Posts Tagged ‘head lice’

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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Yes, Moms Get Lice Too!

Lice do not hop, jump, or crawl. They have six legs and only crawl from hair strand to hair strand.  50% of the people we treat are children ages 3-17 but the other 50% we treat are adults, usually moms. Lice is spread by head-to-head contact. 50% of the people we treat are children ages…

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Symptoms of Head Lice

Symptoms of Head Lice Since lice eggs are the size of a grain of sand, do not move, and do not cause itching and live lice are only the size of a sesame seed and may or may not cause itching, you may have head lice and might not even know it. In many cases…

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Can Head Lice Jump?

Can lice jump? 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. It is just for human hair. They…

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Lice Eggs

The total number of days of life for a lice is about 30-35 days. Head lice start life as an egg that is laid by an adult louse on the bottom of a hair shaft.  A female adult lice when fertile will lay about 5-7 eggs every day for about 14-17 days before she dies.…

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