Category - Lice

This category includes articles discussing the elimination of nits and lice. The symptoms of an infestation are discussed along with the many different ways to get rid of these pests in the human body. Lice can cause wounds on the head, and a large number can also cause hair fall. Because the lice start out as nits, they can be difficult to remove.

Some of the methods to get rid of nits and lice can be done inside the home, but suggestions on medication are also given. Many of the household methods to eliminating lice involve removal of the lice from the skin and scalp, and then making sure the lice can’t go back. Lice are not able to survive if they are kept away from the body of the host for a long time. While not contagious per se, lice infestations can occur in families, with every member of the household infected because of the sharing of materials like bedcovers, pillows and combs. Some of the articles in this category present suggestions on how to prevent the recurrence of lice.

Lice are wingless pests of the human body. They are also considered agents of disease because the infected individuals may be infected with whatever pathogens these lice are carrying. Why are lice dangerous? These pests are parasites that use the human body to complete their life cycles.

Not all types of lice are blood-feeders. There are a number of lice species that scavenge around the human body and feed on skin debris instead of sucking on the skin to draw blood. However, many types of lice live very close to the skin, especially the scalp, to feed on secretions and blood. Humans may be hosts to more than one lice species. Lice found on the scalp may be different from the species of lice inhabiting the pubic region.