Head Lice Infestation

Head lice are small, wingless, blood-sucking insects. They live on the hair and feed on the blood of the scalp. Head lice infestation occurs when your head touches the head of the lice-infected person. It is also spread through sharing personal items with head lice-infected persons. Preschool and elementary school children are at high risk of having head lice. The symptoms are extreme itchiness on the scalp and a feeling of something crawling in the head. It is treated by using Permethrin 1% lotion on the scalp.

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My kids have missed several days of school due to head lice. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,My kids have missed several days of school due to head lice. We have been fighting it for a while, and I do not want to get into trouble for the kids missing school. How can I get rid of the head lice once and for all? I have done the shampoos and the cleaning routine. What else can I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ediberto Cordero Abreu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is very common to get head lice in stages of childhood and adolescence. It mainly spreads by contact with other children in school. So, it is very likely that other children also have head lice and should also be evaluated and treated to eliminate the problem. Do no...  Read Full »

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