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Head lice are tiny insects that feed on blood drawn from the human scalp. Head lice infestations most commonly affect children and are usually the result of the direct transmission of lice from one person’s hair to another person’s hair.
Head lice infestation is not a sign of poor personal hygiene or an unclean living environment. Head lice do not carry any infectious bacterial or viral diseases.
Over-the-counter and prescription drugs are available to treat head lice. Carefully follow the treatment instructions to rid your scalp and hair of lice and their eggs. Head lice Treatment in Hyderabad
Common signs and symptoms of a lice infestation can include:
- Itching. The most common symptom of a lice infestation is an itchy rash on the scalp, throat, and ears. This is an allergic reaction to lice bites. If a person has a lice infestation for the first time, the itching may not appear four to six weeks after the infestation.
- Lice on the scalp. Lice can be visible but are difficult to spot because they are small, avoid light, and move quickly.
- Lice eggs (nits) on hair shafts. Nits stick to the hair shafts. Incubation of nits can be difficult to spot because they are very small. They are easier to spot around the ears and the hairline of the neck.
- Empty nits can be easier to spot because they are lighter and farther from the scalp. However, the presence of nits does not necessarily indicate an active infestation.
A head louse is a brown or gray insect the size of a strawberry seed. It feeds on human blood from a person’s scalp. The female louse produces a sticky substance that firmly attaches each egg to the base of a hair shaft, no more than 5 millimeters from the scalp.
Because head lice are mainly spread through direct contact, the risk of transmission is highest among young people who play or go to school together. In the United States, head lice are most common in children from kindergarten through elementary school. Head lice Treatment in Hyderabad
Preventing head lice from spreading to children in daycare and schools is difficult because there is so much close contact.
The risk of an indirect transfer of personal belongings is low. However, to prevent head lice infestation, you can ask your child:
- Hang clothes on a hook separately from other children’s clothes
- Avoid sharing combs, brushes, hats and scarves
- Do not lie on beds, sofas, or pillows that have come into contact with someone with head lice.