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Pediculosis Capitis Vicky Bird 2015. Head lice Nits Creepy Crawlies Hitch hikers Little friends Cooties Vicky Bird 2015

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Head lice Nits Creepy Crawlies Hitch hikers Little friends Cooties Vicky Bird 2015

Pediculosis Capitis Vicky Bird 2015 Head lice Nits Creepy Crawlies Hitch hikers Little friends Cooties Vicky Bird 2015 What are they? Vicky Bird 2015 An infestation. The infection of the head hair and scalp by the head louse (Pediculus humanus capitis). Head louse Nit Vicky Bird 2015 Life cycle Vicky Bird 2015 How do I know if I have head lice? Vicky Bird 2015 Symptoms are: ItchingBite reaction Vicky Bird 2015 How did I get them? Vicky Bird 2015 Head to head contact Sharing hatsUsing others brushes Vicky Bird 2015 What does it look like? Vicky Bird 2015 Mums reaction !!!!!!!!!! Vicky Bird 2015 What do I do next? Vicky Bird 2015 Treatment how to get rid of head lice Chemical Mechanical Electrical Manual Combing Vicky Bird 2015 Prevention Disinfect clothes, towels, bedding, combs, and brushes, which came in contact with the infested individual by washing at 60 degrees. Avoid head to head contact. Dont share anything that comes into contact with yours or other peoples heads. Regular daily checks of the hair. Application of conditioner this makes it difficult for the nit to attach but does NOT kill them. Keep long hair tied up Adult lice can survive only one to two days without a blood meal and are highly dependent on human body warmth. Vicky Bird 2015 Facts The cause of head lice infestations are NOT related to cleanliness. Anyone can contract head lice. Hair length or how often the hair is brushed do NOT affect the risk of infection. Lice cannot burrow into the skin. Other animals, such as cats and dogs, do NOT play a role in transmission. When adults, they are about 2 to 3 mm long. When not attached to a human, they are unable to live beyond three days. Tea Tree oil has been promoted as a treatment for head lice; however, there is disagreement on its effectiveness. A 2012 review of head lice treatment recommended against the use of tea tree oil for children because it could cause skin irritation or allergic reactions Home remedies, such as putting vinegar, isopropyl alcohol, olive oil, mayonnaise, or melted butter under a shower cap, have been disproven. Swimming has no effect on lice, and can decrease the effectiveness of some treatments Vicky Bird 2015 Follow the prevention methods and send the head lice packing!! Vicky Bird 2015 Useful websites & links lice/Pages/Introduction.aspxsafely/?gclid=CJT06Zzqw8UCFUoCwwodZq8ANA

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