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head lice

Hair & nails
February 23, 2017

How to identify and treat a lice infestation

What are head lice? Head lice are wingless, parasitic insects that live and feed on blood from the human scalp. They are white to grey-brown and about the size of a sesame seed. These tiny insects infest in human hair, and sometimes in the eyebrows and eyelashes. Head-to-head contact spreads head lice. These little critters climb from the hair of an infected person to the hair of another. An infestation of head lice most often affects children. However, it is possible for people of any age to become infested with these pesky creatures. Why is it a common occurrence in…
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Hair & nails
August 20, 2015

What every parent should know about head lice

Lice! Yuck. But head lice are a common problem amongst kids, and it’s important to do a regular check for them. Sit your child under a bright light, separate their hair into sections and look for nits, or eggs at the roots of the hair. (more…)
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