Disease: Head Lice

    Head lice facts
    • Head lice are parasites that are found on human heads. The word lice is plural for louse.
    • Head lice are spread by personal contact or the sharing of combs, brushes, caps, and other clothing.
    • Head lice are a common problem with preschool and schoolchildren.
    • Head lice cause a tickling feeling of something moving in the hair, itching, and sores on the head.
    • The affected individual, family members also infected, and the home all should be treated.
    • Remember: one head louse + one head louse = two head lice = the beginning of a head-lice infection.
    • Very young children should be evaluated by a health-care professional before beginning medications.

      Source: http://www.rxlist.com

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