Posts Tagged ‘professional lice removal’

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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Challenges of a False Negative Head Lice Screening

Head lice is spread through head-to-head contact. When one family member has lice, it is highly likely others in the family have it as well. We are often told by people that we are head screening or treating that other family members do not have lice because (fill in the blank: they/mom/dad/mother-in-law/friend/doctor/cosmetologist) screened them and…

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Yes, Dads Get Lice Too!!!

Lice live on the human scalp to survive. They suck blood for their food every 2-3 hours and their eggs nest on the warm scalp before they hatch in about 5-7 days. A lice egg is the size of a grain of sand and an adult lice is the size of a sesame seed. Lice…

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