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How to Protect Your Kids from Head Lice Infestation?

Written by
Dr. Vinay Kumar
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

Published on Aug 29, 2015 and last reviewed on Sep 12, 2018   -  2 min read


This article discusses in detail the prevention and treatment of head lice.

How to Protect Your Kids from Head Lice Infestation?

Pediculosis Capitis:

The medical condition which involves infestation with the human lice is named as pediculosis capitis. Head lice (lice is the plural of louse) is one of the commonest parasitic infestations involving infection with the adult mites and their eggs leading to various degrees of skin and hair changes that may be mild to severe.

Points to Remember About Head Lice


The most frequent complaints in head lice infections are:

  1. Irritation.
  2. Rash.
  3. Bumps.
  4. Swollen glands.
  5. Oozing and matting of hair.
  6. Fever.

Please do remember that many cases may be free of symptoms despite carrying the infection. It is very important to trace the source(s) of infection and treat all contacts simultaneously.

Prevention and Treatment of Head Lice

Consult a dermatologist online for queries regarding head lice -->


Last reviewed at:
12 Sep 2018  -  2 min read




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