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A head louse is a tiny, wingless insect that can attach to a person’s hair, where it feeds on tiny amounts of blood drawn from the scalp. Head lice, while annoying, aren’t dangerous and they don’t spread disease.
A doctor will recommend a medicated rinse or lotion to kill the lice. It’s important to follow the directions for these products exactly because applying too much or too often can be harmful.
Here are some ways to get rid of lice and their eggs around the house:
You can help protect your kids from head lice by teaching them to:
Pubic lice, or “crabs,” are tiny insects that usually spread through sex.
Pubic lice are six-legged creatures that infest the hair in the pubic area. Pubic lice infestation is considered a sexually transmitted disease (STD), but it can be contracted in other ways.
Lice aren’t dangerous, but they do spread from person to person easily. They can also be hard to get rid of. Find out how to prevent lice — and what to do if someone you know has them.
Lice aren’t dangerous and they don’t spread disease, but they are contagious, annoying, and sometimes hard to get rid of. Learn more about this common childhood problem and how to get rid of those pesky little bugs.
Lice need to suck blood to survive, and they sometimes live on people’s heads and lay eggs in their hair. Get the lowdown on lice in this article.
Lice are tiny insects that live in a person’s hair. Find out more in this article for kids.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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