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5 Places Where Your Child Can Pick Up Head Lice

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Head lice are not uncommon, but that still doesn’t make them fun to deal with. These annoying pests primarily live on the human scalp, causing 6-11 million infestations every year in children. Fortunately, lice aren’t too durable. They can’t jump, run or fly and they can only live off a…

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Is it Possible for Kids to Get Lice from Pets?

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Pets can get lice. Humans can get lice. So can kids and pets give each other lice?  No.  Even though both pets and humans can get lice, they are different types of lice. Head lice are a specific type of species called Pediculus humanus capitis. They affect humans on their…

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Can I Get Head Lice More than Once?

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Lice are parasites that attach themselves to human hair and feed on human blood. They are not a disease or infection, which also means your body won’t develop antibodies to them. Therefore, you can get lice again and again. So, the short answer to the question of, “Can I get…

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Best Hairstyles to Prevent Head Lice

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Head lice is most commonly spread through head to head contact. Avoiding this close contact is the best way to prevent head lice from happening to your family. However, you can’t control what other people do, nor can you control what your child does when they’re out of your sight….

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Grandparents and Head Lice: Why Cases are on the Rise

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Spending time with the grandkids is every grandparent’s dream. But this time spent together can also create opportunities for germs to spread. Kids are carriers and they can spread colds and viruses to Grandma and Grandpa. And another thing they can spread – head lice!  Why More Seniors are Getting…

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What is the Fastest Way to Get Rid of Head Lice?

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What happens when you have an important event to attend and you discover that your child has head lice? Before you assume that everything has to be cancelled, rest assured that it’s possible to treat head lice overnight. Even kids are allowed to return to school after a head lice…

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Head Lice and Halloween: What You Need to Know

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Even though Halloween may look different this year due to COVID, many families are still celebrating with close friends and family. What you may be wondering is if the same risks for Halloween costumes and head lice still exist.  For the record, it’s extremely unlikely that your child will catch…

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Why Over-the-Counter Head Lice Treatments Don’t Work

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If you recently tried to fight lice using an over-the-counter head lice shampoo, you probably discovered that the product wasn’t all that effective. In this article, Mayo Clinic suggests that OTC head lice treatments are not always enough to stop a lice infestation. And even if they do work, it…

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