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Home Head Lice Remedies – Getting Rid of Head Lice and Nits At Home

According to Mayoclinic Head Lice Information, Getting head lice can be a very traumatizing experience, but it doesn’t have to be. Know that the solution doesn’t involve throwing out your belongings and going bald. Treating lice can be an expensive process, but doesn’t have to be, if you choose to do the treatment on your…

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Head Lice Life Cycle. How long do Lice live?

How Long Do Lice Live? Head lice (Pediculus capitis) are blood-feeding insects. They spend their entire lives on the human scalp and feed exclusively on blood. The egg is firmly attached to a hair close to the scalp, where the climate is sufficiently warm for the baby louse inside the egg to develop. The development…

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Video Explores the Experience of Having Head Lice and Being a Head Louse

You may have heard this strange catchy song made famous by the Apple commercial, what you may not realize is that the song and the video explores the experience of having head lice and being a head louse. The video goes through the life cycle of head lice in a very creative way. The video…

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Blood Type Plays a Role in Head Lice Chance of Survival

Studies Show Blood Type Plays a Role in Head Lice Chance of Survival on New Host

Have you ever noticed that one child just never seems to get head lice? Head lice are tiny insects that feed on blood from the human scalp. An infestation of head lice, called pediculosis capitis, most often affects children and usually results from the direct transfer of lice from the hair of one person to…

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How to Spot the Difference Between Lice/Nits and Dandruff

Can dandruff be mistaken for lice? Lice and nits are very commonly confused with dandruff. Meanwhile, there is a very big difference. Lice is a short-term infestation while dandruff is a skin condition. Dandruff is a skin condition that makes skin shed to quickly. This causes those with dandruff to have a dry and itchy…

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The Dangers of OTC Lice Treatments

The Dangers of OTC Lice Treatments

About OTC Head Lice Treatments Over the counter or “OTC” lice treatments are treatments that one could get in their local pharmacy or drugstore. When your child comes home with lice, your first reaction might be to go to a local pharmacy and get something to remedy the situation. But, this is not the recommended…

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Does cold weather kill head lice

Does Cold Weather Kill Lice?

According to CDC Lice Treatment Frequently Asked Questions, Head lice are not afraid of the cold weather outside. Parents sometimes assume that head lice are dormant in the cold weather that comes along with winter. After all, most common bugs are no where to be found when the temperatures drops to freezing. Unfortunately, head lice…

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NYC School Head Lice Policy Causing Heated Debates

Should children with head lice and or eggs (nits) be allowed to go to school? The topic is one facing school districts across the country. It is a hot topic among parents, many of whom have dealt with the growing problem of head lice with their children and or fear that their children will contract…

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mistakes when your child has head lice

8 Mistakes You Are Making When Your Child Has Head Lice

According to Center for Disease control We have put together a list of common mistakes parents make when their child has head lice. Mistake #1: Ignoring the Early Warning Signs of Head Lice Reality: If kids are scratching, go to the pediatrician, school nurse, or call a lice professional for a head lice check. If…

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Searching for That Perfect Halloween Costume Could Give You Head Lice

Scratching your noggin trying to find the perfect Halloween costume? It may be your costume that’s making you itch… from head lice. We usually see a jump in head lice this time of year. Although many people associate it with the start of the school year, the real cause could be even scarier – Halloween…

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