lice infection is very common in
school going children
name for head louse is Pediculus
infestation is infestation of the
head hair or scalp by head lice.This might lead
to itching in the scalp from the bite of the lice.
This is one of the
symptoms of head lice. Another is the
feeling of the louse crawling on the head. Some
allergic to the saliva of the head louse.
are parasites which suck blood from the scalp and usually live in the hair of
the head of humans and some other animals which have
*The eggs of head lice are called nits.
This might be the origin for the word
nitpicker ( who thoroughly searches for nits) who
searches for and tries to find faults even in small
*The eggs or nits are laid by female
head lice and are usually glued to the hair close to the scalp.
The nits are oval in shape.
want to know how long it will take for the eggs of head lice to hatch and
they are curious
about the life cycle of a louse. The eggs or nits take about 8 to
10 days to hatch and it takes a further 10 days for
the new lice. to mature and mate before it can lay
eggs if it is a female.
A louse can lay eggs
for many days after a single fertilization
The life span of a louse is usually about 30 days.
*Many people worry
about how to get rid of the head lice
and the eggs of lice from their hair
*The immature form of a head louse which has
just hatched is called a nymph.
of louse is lice.[ Singular form is louse ]
Many people do not know that
the plural form of louse
is lice and that the louse is the singular form of lice
wonder about the definition of a louse.
person is also sometimes referred
to as a louse and botching up some
sometimes referred to as lousing it up.
louse are usually larger than the male louse.
* Head lice
are usually more active in the dark than when it is bright.
*Head louse usually cannot jump from
person to person and are usually spread by direct
contact with the hair of an infected person and to a
lesser extent also by sharing clothing with an
worry about how to get rid of the head lice and
the eggs of lice from their hair
start to think about home remedies to get rid of
head louse and their eggs permanently and
very fast from their hair within a day or two. After
getting rid of the head louse, they have to
worry about keeping the head louse away
people think tea tree oil ( TTO) is a repellant
against head lice, but it is not recommended for
in small children as it might cause allergies or
irritate the skin .
*Tea tree oil (TTO) is thought to be toxic
when taken orally.
*Some people use a lot of oil on their hair and
cover their hair with a shower cap for some time
and comb their hair after that to get rid of the nits.
*A fine toothed comb after applying
is very effective against head lice.
Vaseline is not usuallyrecommended as
it can be sticky and hard to remove from the hair.
*In the old days old women would usually
seat their grandchildren on their lap and
take out the head louse one by one patiently.
*Some people recommend a mixture of salt
and vinegar as a home remedy to kill off head louse.
*The above are some of the common home remedies
for head lice.
usually a misconception that dirty people
are more likely to have head lice than clean
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