Head Lice

Head lice are otherwise known as pediculus humanus capitis. These are small insects affecting the heads of the people. Preschool and children between 3 to 11 years are commonly affected. It is transmitted from person to person through direct head contact. The initial sign is the presence of itching over the head. Medicated shampoos and removing it by using hands can help to reduce the problem.

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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

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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