Doctors warn about dangers and spread of eyelash lice

If you love eyelash extensions, you’ll want to make sure you’re doing this one thing, so you don’t end up with lash lice!By Samica KnightUpdated 3 hours ago If you’re a fan of eyelash extensions or you wear them often, you may want to think about the last time you cleaned them. Some optometrists say…

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Head Lice Life Cycle

Head Lice Stages Head lice are human host parasites that live on the head of humans and only humans. They feed on the blood of the human scalp and they do not live on pets. They need to take a blood meal about every 2 to 3 hours. They crawl down off the hair shaft…

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How to Prevent Head Lice

The best way to prevent head lice is to stay away from people that have head lice.  But it is pretty difficult to know if someone had head lice.  So the next big thing is to just avoid head-to-head contact.   Lice cannot fly. They cannot jump. They cannot swim.  But they are very good crawlers.…

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Lice resistance to the chemicals in Over-The-Counter Shampoos: Journal of Medical Entomology Study

Expansion of the Knockdown Resistance Frequency Map for Human Head Lice (Phthiraptera: Pediculidae) in the United States Using Quantitative Sequencing Kyle J. Gellatly, Sarah Krim, Daniel J. Palenchar, Katie Shepherd, Kyong Sup Yoon, Christopher J. Rhodes, Si Hyeock Lee, J. Marshall Clark Journal of Medical Entomology, Volume 53, Issue 3, May 2016, Pages 653–659, https://doi.org/10.1093/jme/tjw023…

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Lice Combs

Lice combs have been around for tens of thousands of years. For example, they have been found in ancient Egyptian tombs.  Lice combs don’t kill lice but they remove them and they can be very effective in removing head lice. There are basically two different types of lice combs. Plastic combs have short, closely spaced…

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Lice and Furniture

Head lice live on human hair.   Lice crawl down to the scalp and must feed every 2-3 hours or so on human blood and their eggs must nest on the scalp in order to survive.  They don’t live anywhere else. They like warm, humid environments like they find underneath layers of hair. They are not inclined…

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What Color Are Lice and their eggs?

Head lice and their eggs tend to vary in color. From yellow to white to tan and they can be even brown when they are adults as they feed on the human blood.  As an egg, they tend to mostly be yellow, clear, or tan in color. Many times they look like the color of…

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Lice Shampoos

When people talk about head lice shampoos, generally what they are talking about is a product that is a shampoo or a cream rinse or a gel or a moose or some other oil type formulation that you mix in with your hair that is used to kill head lice. These products are usually available…

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Can lice fly?

Head lice are a wingless human parasites that are uniquely adapted for feeding and breathing on human heads. They have six claws designed to hold on very tightly to strands of human hair and they don’t like to hold onto things like furniture or pets.  Their claws are only made to hold onto human hair.…

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Yes, Moms Get Lice Too!

Lice do not hop, jump, or crawl. They have six legs and only crawl from hair strand to hair strand.  50% of the people we treat are children ages 3-17 but the other 50% we treat are adults, usually moms. Lice is spread by head-to-head contact. 50% of the people we treat are children ages…

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