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Anyone who comes in close contact with someone who already has Head Lice, or even their contaminated clothing and other belongings, is at risk of acquiring Head Lice. So it is easy to transmit Head Lice from one person to another. Preschool and elementary-school children and their families are infected most often. Girls contract head lice more often than boys, and women contract more head lice than men. There are three forms of lice, namely Nit, nymph, and adult louse. Nit: Nits are lice eggs. Nits are hard to see and are often confused with dandruff or hair-spray droplets. Nits are found firmly attached to the hair shaft. They are oval shaped, 2-3 mm in length and usually yellow to white in color. Nits take about a week to hatch. Nymph: Nit hatches into baby louse called nymph. It looks like an adult Head louse but is smaller. Nymphs mature into adults about seven days after hatching. To live, nymph must feed on human blood. Adult: adult louse is about the size of a sesame seed, has six legs, and is tan to grayish-white in color. In people with dark hair, adult louse look darker. Females lay nits; they are usually larger than males. Adult Lice can live up to 30 days in a person's head. To live, adult lice need to feed on human blood. If louse falls off person, they die within two days. Life cycle: Nits hatch into nymphs, which become fully grown lice. In order to produce more nits, adult lice must mate. Head Lice can be detected by looking closely through hair and scalps for nits, nymphs, or adults. Locating nymph or adult may be difficult; there are usually only a few of them, and they can move quickly from searching for fingers. However, presence of Nits close to the scalp confirms that person is infest. If nits are located more than inch from the scalp, infestation is probably old one. If you are not sure whether or not a person has Head Lice, diagnosis should be made by a health care professional, school nurse, or professional from the local Health department or agricultural extension service. Nits of head lice are easily visible with a microscope. Dr. Ioffe-Uspensky performed a study that showed that using louse Comb was better than visual inspection alone when screening for lice infestations. For effective elimination of Head Lice, infest individual, family members that are also infest, and home must all be treat. It is important to remember that treatment should only be started if there are clearly live lice identify. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics in recent clinical report, ideal treatment of lice should be safe, free of toxic chemicals, readily available without prescription, easy to use, effective and inexpensive.

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The chances that youall catch them from sitting on the sofa or lying on the floor is quite small. But follow these simple steps to help prevent another lice attack: wash and dry bedding, clothing, and stuff toys using hot water and high heat. If items canat be wash, seal them in a plastic bag for 3 weeks. Dry cleaning also kills lice. Vacuum upholstered furniture and rugs. Lice room sprays or fumigants are toxic if inhale or absorbed through skin. The FDA says that if you or someone in your family has head lice, you do need these products. If lice keep coming back to your home, ask your doctor about the best treatment options for your family. Youall also want to find the exact source of mites. But do blame your pet. Your furry friends do spread head lice.

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4. Clean, Clean, Clean

Each year, six to 12 million American kids between the ages of three and 11 experience lice infestation, according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Is your kid one of them? Congratulations on achieving a new level of parental experienceand no worries, it has nothing to do with hygiene or household cleanliness. Head lice are transmitted primarily by head-to-head contact, from sharing headwear and brushes andrarelyfrom furniture. Once youve ensure your child is free of head lice and youve had the rest of your family check for infestation, youll want to address clothing, bedding, and toys that may still harbor lice and eggs. Put away the flamethrower, and resist the temptation to appeal to social media for answers. Save yourself hassle and confusion because head lice elimination requires little more than minor adjustment to your normal household chores. You do have to tent your home, sprinkle toxic dust on your carpets or clean every single nook and cranny. Head Lice need to feed, and dont survive more than two days away from their hosts. They cant fly or jump. Head Lice nits and eggs need the warmth of human scalp to survive, so time is on your side. Go through your home and identify items your child has been in contact with 2-3 days before treatment, and follow these tips for making your home louse-free. Dont forget any items kept in school lockers and book bags, and be sure to check athletic clothing, coats, and jackets often kept separately from your regular laundry.

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What Are Head Lice?

Head lice medicines

Permethrin lotion (1%)Available without a prescription Apply to shampood and towel-dried hair; then rinse off after 10 minutes Kills lice; does not kill lice eggs Retreatment is recommended between days 9 and 10 if live lice are seen Approved for use in children 2 months and olderNix
Pyrethrin-based product (shampoo or hair mousse)Available without a prescription. Apply to dry hair and rinse off after 10 minutes. Kills lice; does not kill lice eggs. Retreatment is recommended between days 9 and 10 if live lice are seen. Approved for use in children 2 years and older. Should not be used in people who are allergic to chrysanthemums.RID A-200 Pronto, RC, Triple X, Licide
Malathion lotion (0.5%)Prescription needed. Apply to dry hair and rinse off after 8-12 hours. Kills lice and lice eggs. A second treatment is recommended in 7-9 days if live lice are seen. Approved for use in children 6 years or older. Not recommended for children younger than 24 months. Flammable; may cause chemical burns.Ovide
Benzyl alcohol lotion (5%)Prescription needed. Apply to dry hair and rinse off after 10 minutes. Repeat in 9-10 days. Kills lice; does not kill lice eggs. Contains no neurotoxic pesticide. Approved for use in infants and children 6 months and older. Not recommended for infants younger than 6 months.Ulesfia
Spinosad topical suspension (0.9%)Prescription needed. Apply to dry hair and rinse off after 10 minutes. Kills lice and lice eggs. A second treatment is recommended in 7 days if live lice are seen. Approved for use in infants and children 6 months and older. Not recommended for infants younger than 6 months.Natroba
Ivermectin lotion (0.5%)No prescription needed Apply to dry hair and rinse off after 10 minutes. Kills lice; does not kill lice eggs. However, may prevent newly hatched lice from living. Only 1 application is needed. Approved for use in infants and children 6 months and older. Not recommended for infants younger than 6 months.Sklice

Head lice are tiny wingless insects. They live among human hair and feed on blood from Scalp. Head lice are a common problem, especially for kids. They spread easily from person to person, and sometimes are tough to get rid of. Their bites can make a child's scalp itchy and irritated, and scratching can lead to infection. Head lice are annoying, but they're not dangerous and they don't spread disease. They're not a sign of poor hygiene. Head lice need blood and they don't care whether it's from someone who's clean or dirty. It's best to treat head lice right away to prevent them from spreading.

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