Lice

Tiny parasitic insects that feed on your blood, and are found on the body, are called lice. They are commonly found in the scalp, but can also be seen anywhere in the body or pubic hair.

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Is parasitic eye infection contagious?

Query: Hi doctor, My girlfriend had some irritation in her eye. So, we went to the doctor, who said she has a parasite in her eye. After reading about it on the internet, I am worried that she might go blind. It is a very new relationship, so I wanted to know if it is contagious?  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Bandivadekar

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The parasite inside the eye is usually, cysticercus or hydatid. It is not transmitted through natural sexual routes. It is usually ingested through food. Some parasites, for example, lice or mites infesting the eyelashes are transmitted through physical contact. But, the...  Read Full »

I am suffering from body lice in the groin area and waist.What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from body lice. I found some lice in the groin area and waist. I take bath daily. I washed my clothes and bedding using hot water (of temperature 75°C). Even then I am unable to get rid of them. What should I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Vinay Kumar

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Microbiologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity).Your suspicion is correct and this condition is known as pediculosis. The lice are an infectious condition and need to be eliminated. Fortunately, it is not difficult. You...  Read Full »

I found lice in my sister's hair. How do I ensure they are gone?

Query: Hello doctor, My sister is 16 years old. I found lice in her hair a few days ago. For two nights, she applied butter in her hair while she slept. I then combed through her hair with a flea comb twice a day. She washed everything in vinegar at a high temperature. I have not seen any today on her h...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your query. From your description, she seems to have pediculosis, that is head lice infestation. She should maintain a very good hygiene and make sure that no other body parts like axillae (armpits), and groin are involved. The most effective medication in ...  Read Full »

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

Family Physician, General Practitioner

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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