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Head lice are small, wingless, blood-sucking insects. They live in the hair on your head and feed off the blood from your scalp. A louse (a single adult) is about the size of a sesame seed. A nit (louse egg) is about the size of a flake of dandruf[read article]

Tests for Head Lice Infestation

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The Wood's lamp examination is a procedure that uses transillumination (light) to detect bacterial or fungal skin infections. It also can detect skin pigment d...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Prescribed Medications for Head Lice Infestation

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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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MALATHION (mal uh THAHY on) skin lotion is used to treat lice of the hair and scalp. It acts by destroying the lice and their eggs.  More
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LINDANE (LIN dane) is a treatment for scabies. This medicine kills the parasites and their eggs, but it does not prevent infestations. This medicine is a poison if ...  More
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IVERMECTIN (eye ver MEK tin) is an anti-infective. It is used to treat infections of some parasites.  More
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Over the Counter Medications for Head Lice Infestation

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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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Self Care for Head Lice Infestation

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Removal of Lice Eggs (Nits) from Scalp & Hair Shaft
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Herbs and Supplements for Head Lice Infestation What's this?

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Fenugreek has a long history of medical uses in Indian and Chinese medicine, and has been used for numerous indications, including labor induction, aiding digestion...  More
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