WHAT ARE HEAD LICE?

WHAT ARE HEAD LICE?

Head lice (Pediculus humanus capitis) are tiny wingless, six-legged insects about two millimetres long (about the size of a sesame seed) which live on the scalp and neck of humans. When an infest…
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GETTING HEAD LICE FROM DOGS AND CATS

GETTING HEAD LICE FROM DOGS AND CATS

Can we get head lice and nits from dogs, cats, stuffed animals, and other things?Are you or your loved ones getting head lice and nits from animals? What about stuffed, plush toys? What about our couc…
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THE PROBLEM WITH NIT PICKING

THE PROBLEM WITH NIT PICKING

Nit picking is not reliableNit picking is the most common misguided form of control for head lice among medical and school professionals. It does not work. If it did, there would be no lice left.Here…
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RECOGNIZING HEAD LICE

RECOGNIZING HEAD LICE

The only way of confirming an infection with head lice is by seeing either the adult lice or their eggs in the hair. The lice tend to stay close to the scalp and move away from direct light, but the n…
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HEAD LICE AND NITS? FREEZE THEM!

HEAD LICE AND NITS? FREEZE THEM!

What Do You Mean "We Have Lice"!?You just discovered that your family has head lice. your mind goes into a mild panic as you try to remember all the things you’ve mentally gathered on the subject over…
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DIRTY KIDS GET HEAD LICE

DIRTY KIDS GET HEAD LICE

Only the dirty kids get head lice, right?I mean, that is what we have always heard. Well, the answer is no. Anyone can get head lice. What may surprise you is that head lice actually prefer clean, dry…
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