Infestation of Lice


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There are different types of lice infestation, however the most common infestation that affects humans are from body (Pediculus humanus corporis), head (Pediculus humanus capitis) and pubic (Phthirus pubis) lice. The term for such an infestation is Pediculosis and there are various treatments and remedies that can be applied to kill the lice. Others may be searching for information about a lice infestation on their pets (cat/dog/bird/poultry lice) or in the home (book lice) and direct links to these subjects can be found via our homepage.

Lice are small parasitic insects that live and feed on the human body. They cannot fly or jump but they do have six legs which allow them to scurry through hair, on skin and between hosts should they be given the opportunity. Their legs have claws which allow them to cling onto hairs (as well as clothing - body lice) so normal grooming usually doesn't dislodge them. Head and pubic lice spend their entire lifecycle on the human body (egg/nit, nymph & adult) and if left untreated it can be a matter of weeks before an infestation occurs. The female adult lice can lay in excess of 100 eggs during their lifetime and the eggs are stuck to the hair shafts with cement-like saliva.

A lice infestation can cause upset and embarrassment as well as discomfort and irritability. A head or pubic lice infestation will not usually cause anything much further, however body lice do have the ability to transmit diseases to humans such as typhus (Rickettsia prowazekii), relapsing fever (Borrelia recurrentis) and trench fever (Bartonella Quintana). Each and every lice infestation should be treated at the earliest opportunity and prevented from spreading to others. This may sometimes be very difficult, as many are not even aware that they have lice, until weeks after catching them. Signs and symptoms may include small red bumps (from bites), sores (from infected scratching), rashes (usually from an allergic reaction to louse excrement), itching (from the saliva left in open wounds) and tiny white specs similar to dandruff (nits/eggs).

Infestation of Lice

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Lice infestation treatments can be purchased or made at home (please see our homemade remedies page). Sprays, powders, shampoos, creams, lotions and combs can all be bought on-line or over the counter from your local drug store or pharmacy. If the infestation is severe, you may feel it necessary to visit your doctor for advice on the best treatment - some cases of infestation may require medicated pesticides and others may be cleared with natural products, but your local GP will be able to confirm which route should be taken. For those who have eczema, broken skin or dermatitis, certain treatments should be avoided as they can damage the skin further.



There aren't any products that can guarantee an infestation of lice will be 100% prevented, but there are steps you can take to help avoid them in the first place. Although regular cleaning, grooming and general good sanitation won't stop lice, it may give you a better chance of spotting an outbreak before it grows into an infestation. Children should be regularly checked for head lice and avoid situations where lice can be easily caught. Educating children and ourselves about lice will give everyone a better chance of combating them. Learn about the signs and symptoms, prevention techniques, fast treatments and reducing the risk of spread to lessen the chance of an infestation occurring.

Thousands of people search to find out about different types of parasites infestation and how to get rid of them. Fortunately there are so many products available on line, you should be able to find what you need to combat your infestation without too much of a problem. We hope that you have found this article a useful guide and that any questions you may have had have been answered. You will find that this website is a great resource, whether you are looking to learn more, purchase products or just seek some quiet information. Men, women and children are all affected by louse infestations and we hope you have located the treatment you may need, be it a comb, lotion, cream, medication or  shampoo. Infestation treatments and remedies should be sought after quickly and if you have crabs you should seek medical advice so they cannot be spread to, or infect others.

Infestation of Lice

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