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  Head Lice Facts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Head lice are parasitic insects that live in the hair and scalp of humans.
Head lice are usually treatable with lice-killing shampoos and creme rinses.
Head lice infestation is diagnosed by looking closely through the hair and scalp for nits, nymphs, or adult lice.
www.astdhpphe.org /infect/lice.html   (1160 words)

 head lice
The earliest and most common symptom of a head lice infestation is itching, particularly in the area behind the ears and at the nape of the neck.
Head lice also can be spread when infested hair brushes or combs are shared or when infested bedding, towels or shower caps are shared.
Head lice depend completely on their host for nourishment; their only source of food is human blood.
www.idph.state.il.us /public/hb/hblice.htm   (824 words)

 NJDHSS, Communicable Diseases, Disease Fact Sheets: Influenza
Head lice are small, wingless, grayish-white insects, about 1/16 to 1/8 inch in length, which spend their entire life cycle on the head of humans as bloodsucking external parasites.
Head lice are commonly spread by direct head to head contact in the school setting.
Control measures for head lice will be most effective when the entire community is well informed about head lice and how they are spread, and all families become active participants in the prevention of head lice.
www.state.nj.us /health/cd/f_headlice.htm   (1214 words)

 Head Lice
Head lice are the most common louse problem in the United States.
If one family member is infested with head lice, the risk of infestation for the rest of the family is greater.
It may be possible to eliminate an infestation of head lice by daily hair washing and nit removal without the use of insecticidal shampoos.
hgic.clemson.edu /factsheets/HGIC2503.htm   (1066 words)

 Head Lice
Head lice are common in pre-schools and elementary schools where children play closely together and it is easy for the lice to spread from one child to another.
Head lice are usually found behind the ears and at the nape of the neck.
Head lice are treated with an over-the-counter shampoo specially designed to kill the lice and their eggs.
www.hmc.psu.edu /healthinfo/h/headlice.htm   (512 words)

 Head Lice
Lice are found in the school system by diligent school teachers or nurses who are aware of the problem.
Lice and nits are most likely to be found near the scalp where the hair is thickest, usually behind the ears and around the nape of the neck.
When your child is found with head lice, you must remove all the nits from the hair before he or she is allowed back into the school.
www.msmosquito.com /headlice.html   (1487 words)

Lice are 1-3 mm long (about the size of a sesame seed) and cling to the hair shaft.
Body lice live in the seams of clothing (not in the hair) where they lay their eggs but go to the body to feed—most often to the back, shoulder, and waist.
Pubic lice or crabs are often found in the genital area but can spread to the lower abdomen, armpits, eyelashes, and even scalp.
www.emedicinehealth.com /lice/article_em.htm   (508 words)

 Head Lice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Head lice are not found on animals or household pets and are not transmitted from pets to humans.
The head louse is not considered to be a serious vector of disease in the United States although severe infestations may cause irritation, scratching, and subsequent invasion of secondary infection.
Head lice prefer to live on the hair of the head although they have been known to wander to other parts of the body.
edis.ifas.ufl.edu /IG142   (2260 words)

 Head Lice
Lice lay nits on hair shafts close to the skin's surface, where the temperature is perfect for keeping warm until they hatch.
You may be able to see the lice or nits by parting your child's hair into small sections and checking for lice and nits on the scalp, behind the ears, and around the nape of the neck (it's rare for them to be found on eyelashes or eyebrows).
Lice are highly contagious and can spread quickly from person to person, especially in group settings (schools, child-care centers, slumber parties, sports activities, camps, and even playgrounds).
www.kidshealth.org /parent/infections/common/lice.html   (1746 words)

 Head lice
Head lice are tiny insects that live on the scalp.
Head lice are very common among young children, especially in child care centres and schools.
Head lice spread easily among children who are together in one place.
www.caringforkids.cps.ca /whensick/HeadLice.htm   (880 words)

 Medinfo: Head lice
Head lice affecting the scalp (Pediculosis capitis) is a very common problem, especially in school children.
The lice themselves are small, about the length of a match head, and may be difficult to see, as their colour is often close to the hair colour.
Head louse (Pediculus capitis) only affects humans, and cannot be passed on to, or caught from animals.
www.medinfo.co.uk /conditions/headlice.html   (994 words)

 Head Lice FAQ - ENT/rsc-8
No, head lice are obligate parasites of humans, i.e., they must feed on humans in order to survive.
Head lice glue their eggs to the base of the hair shaft, frequently behind the ears or on the nape of the neck.
Lice are transmitted by close personal contact with an infested person or by sharing their articles of clothing and personal items such as hats, headbands, scarfs or caps, combs and brushes.
www.ces.ncsu.edu /depts/ent/notes/Urban/lice-faq.htm   (1428 words)

 Lice - DrGreene.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
During this whole life cycle, larvae and adult lice deposit their feces in the scalp, which eventually causes itching as the person develops an allergic reaction to the lice stool.
The hallmark symptom of head lice is itching, but a person may have lice for months before the itching begins.
The best way to diagnose head lice is to inspect the head of anyone who might have been exposed to them using a bright light (full sun or the brightest lights in your home during daylight hours work well).
www.drgreene.com /21_1133.html   (1845 words)

 head lice treatment - HeadLiceInfo.com
The Lice Ladies at headliceinfo.com respectfully disagree with some of their esteemed colleagues over some issues in the treatment and prevention of head lice.
We were introduced to the concept of using olive oil to smother head lice by a group of entomologists in Israel who were concerned about over-using pesticides on their own young children.
Lice Ladies: Nit combing with a good metal nit comb is essential as one step in a head lice treatment protocol.
www.headliceinfo.com   (2481 words)

 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Head lice
Head lice are more common in close, overcrowded living conditions.
Head lice causes intense itching, but does not lead to a serious medical problem.
Lice on scalp and clothing may be difficult to see, unless the infestation is heavy.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/000840.htm   (857 words)

 Head Lice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Head lice (Pediculus humanus capitis) feed on blood, primarily on the heads of children.
Lice eggs, commonly referred to as nits, are whitish, oval and the size of a pinhead (1/30 inch long).
Head lice maintain an intimate relationship with their host and cannot survive off a human for more than two days.
www.extension.umn.edu /distribution/housingandclothing/DK1030.html   (1363 words)

 Head lice definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
Head lice are most often found on the scalp behind the ears and near the neckline at the back of the neck.
Head lice are rarely found on the body, eyelashes, or eyebrows.
Head lice infection is very common and easily acquired by coming in close contact with someone who has head lice, infested clothing, or infested belongings.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=11395   (354 words)

 Head lice (0-12 months)
Head lice are tiny parasitic insects that generally live on the scalp, where they hide in the hair, feed on blood, lay their eggs — and often cause severe itching.
But head lice don't always cause itching, especially in the beginning, so your first hint may be the telltale lice eggs, called nits, in your baby's hair.
Lice are crawling insects, so they can't hop, jump, or fly, but they can travel from one head to another by direct contact.
www.babycenter.com /refcap/baby/babyills/babyhairprobs/10892.html   (1249 words)

 Head Lice Information Sheet - Rick Speare
Head lice live in the hair and come down to the scalp to feed by sucking blood.
If live lice are found in the combings after treatment that has been correctly applied, the head lice are resistant to the product used, and possibly to any other product using the same active compound.
A head louse not on the head is a head louse in a desperate situation!
www.jcu.edu.au /school/phtm/PHTM/hlice/hlinfo1.htm   (1849 words)

 Head lice. DermNet NZ
Head lice grip on to hair by their claws and rapidly move from hair to hair.
Head lice usually cause an itch and irritation in the scalp.
The belief is that the bacteria in the gut of the lice, which are essential for the digestion of nutrients, are killed when the lice feed on the blood of a person taking this antibiotic.
dermnetnz.org /arthropods/headlice.html   (1248 words)

 All-Natural Non-Toxic Head Lice Treatment - Lice Off - the Safe and Pure Pediculosis Preventative
Lice Off is an all-natural, non-toxic head lice treatment, an effective alternative to the many potentially harmful pesticides and pediculicides on the market.
Lice Off has proven itself over the years as an effective all-natural treatment and pediculosis preventative, naturally treating and preventing further head lice infestations without the use of any potentially harmful chemicals or pyrethrum-based pediculicides.
After treating your family with Lice Off, head lice are no longer a consideration in your life.
www.liceoff.com   (246 words)

 head lice to dead lice - treatment news
Researchers reported that most of the lice and eggs combed off the head were dead and thereby deduced that their machine was extremely successful in killing lice and nits.
The only way to really tell if head lice have been eliminated is to to remove every single nit, then check for new nits for at least three weeks.
One of the goals of the conference is to develop new guidelines for the treatment of head lice in the home, at school and within the community.
www.headliceinfo.com /whatup.htm   (2308 words)

 Head Lice
One of the biggest problems getting head lice out of the hair is actually catching them as they move so fast.
Head lice research reveals you do not have to fumigate the house.
If all children or adults at risk put conditioner on their hair once a week and combed it out with a fine tooth comb, head lice would become a minor problem.
www.headlicecontrol.org   (268 words)

 Head lice treatment, Head lice natural treatments
Head lice are back every 2 or 3 weeks when they're supposed to be dead.
There is no magical answer to head lice, they are a perfectly natural part of having kids.
Head lice will pop up from time time and will even visit your kids but they won't cause you any stress because you will have the knowledge to deal with them quickly, safely and effectively.
www.nitmix.com   (1057 words)

 Absolute Head Lice Cure - Click Here to Kill Head Lice Once and for All!With NO NIT PICKING!!!
My daughter suffered through head lice for TWO YEARS, and it got to the point where she was terrified of sleepovers, going to camp, even going to school.
I think modern-day head lice have become immune to the pesticides and pyrethins, etc. I have shared your product with my friends whose children have been exposed, and they all are SO thankful.
Nicole was happy and healthy and had not scratched her head since the first night I applied the Absolute Head Lice cure.
www.headlicecure.com   (4605 words)

 Nuvo for Head Lice
The Nuvo method is a breakthrough in the diagnosis and treatment of head lice.
, which poison the lice, often fail to cure because of the emergence of new strains of head lice which are resistant to the poisons.
Accurate diagnosis is the key to clearing up cases of persistent head lice.
nuvoforheadlice.com   (474 words)

 Headlice Advice - A comprehensive guide to treating head lice and louse
Head lice are a widespread and sometimes unpleasant infection, especially among school-age children.
Contrary to popular belief, head lice cannot jump, hop or fly, but are spread by sustained, direct, head to head contact.
Children often get head lice from close contact when playing together, whispering, hugging or when they are in close contact with an infected adult.
www.headliceadvice.net   (210 words)

 Head Lice - Healthy Kids and Pediatrics - health and medical information produced by doctors
My child is under 2 years old and has been diagnosed with head lice.
Head lice are insect parasites that are found on the heads of people.
(The head louse, Pediculus humanus capitis, is different from the lice that cause body and pubic hair infections).
www.medicinenet.com /head_lice/article.htm   (269 words)

 Lice Source Services - Head Lice Removal, Nit Removal, Nits, Lice, Pediculosis, Miami, Broward, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
It is designed and devoted exclusively for head lice and nit removal, specifically for individuals that can't seem to get rid of resistant head lice.
In addition to offering head lice and nit removal services, Lice Source Services, Inc. is committed to providing study sponsors with quality study results.
Lice Source Services, Inc. provides head lice research in our Lice Clinic.
www.licesource.com   (301 words)

 MedlinePlus: Head Lice
Head Lice - What They Are and How to Eliminate Them (American Academy of Family Physicians)
Head Lice Infestation (Pediculosis) (National Center for Infectious Diseases, Division of Parasitic Diseases)
The primary NIH organization for research on Head Lice is the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/headlice.html   (161 words)

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