Conditions with symptom: 'lice'
An infestation by tiny parasitic insects that live in coarse body hair, most commonly pubic hair. Read more →
More commonly known as 'nits'. These are pin-head sized grey-brown, wingless insects that live by sucking blood from the scalp and leave their eggs glued to the base of hairs. Read more →
I've had 'head lice' for about 8 years. I have tried the wet combing method every 2 days and I comb it everyday dry, I also have tried many treatments such as 'lyclear'. It says it gets rid of all lice and eggs and it also has an after spray which prevents you from catching them again. However it does not work at all. It is meant to kill the lice but whenever I have used it, it hasn't helped at all. What's the best method to get rid of them?
My 6 year old has really long hair. 3 years ago, she was literally infested with lice. I used Hedrin which cleared them and since then, the only shampoo I use is the Vosene Kids shampoo. It is a 3 in 1 shampoo/conditioner with natural head lice repellent. She has not had head lice since 2009 :D With her very long hair, she would normally be 1 of the 1st to be infested so I swear by the shampoo. Good luck, I hope this helps.
I have a grandaughter who has suffered for nearly 2 years and I want to know where I can get the £50 treatment mentioned on this site as she is coming to me for a holiday she is 13years old and her mother has tried everything on the market but still the eggs appear.
Hi i would like to know what the company is called that come's out to treat head lice. My daughter is constantly getting head lice.
hi im a mum of 4 1 girl(11)3 boys(8)(4)and 7 months ive been struggling with nits and lice for over 8 months i have tryed everything i do the treatments combing ect but i can not get rid of them plz help as its like 12 pound a bottle everyother week my kids scream when i have to combe there hair its so upsetting i worry it will leave emotional scars with them but i hate the lill horreres plz help have you a link to the pple u had on ur show whome de-hydrate the nits/lice and remove them plz plz plz i need help
I am 17 years old from Australia and the past few days I have been experiencing itching everywhere! Scalp, breasts, stomach, hips, back, legs, ankles and lower privates. It's quite awkward especially in public.I'm constantly scratching for no reason, it's absolutely maddening. I have been doing my research and have looked up some possible theory's on what could be causing it, new soap, bodily lice or pregnancy is what I have narrowed it down to. I have no prior skin conditions and I have never had a reaction like this before. I have been using a new soap and since then I've been itchy but it does not explain why I am itchy on my head because I can't apply it to my hair, then again I am sexually active but I took a test 2 weeks ago and it was negative plus I just had my period and then again I could have bodily lice but I don't have any res bumps or marks. I have no rash just the itch and I'm going back to school I really don't know what to do is it just my soap or something more sinister? What's wrong with me? Please help.
can lice be found in hair elsewhere on the bodie?
No, it is more likely to be something else. Suggest visit your GP.
Yes they can be found in your eye lashes and eye brows.
My daughters have had head lice for around a 2 and a half years now, i have tried everything, combing, lotions, the lot, its costing me a fortune, school are constantly on my back about it, but with 3 girls im fighting a losing battle! i get them myself too, are there any clinics in sheffield i can go too to get it sorted once and for all? Thanks :)
thats what im wanting to know the best thing is to go to your doctors and ask them.
i had a section nearly 4 years ago and my scar is still itchy, all along the scar and above it and below it so it feeld like my pubic hair has lice (which it doesnt)i have to put powder on it everytime i have a shower coz if i sweat it gets worse, any suggestions?
Im really worried?! my hair on my hair over the past few days has been falling out quite a lot :/ nothings changed with products i used, i'm not sure if its natural like animals malting coming into summer and all but really need help?! what should i doo? also my head has become itchy but i dont have dandruff or lice, ahh?!
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don't worry, your not alone, my head is also VERY itchy all the time but I haven't noticed and lice either. I think this sort of thing must be normal for teenagers
i have spots in my pubic hair ,im a 14 yr old girl and im also a virgin theres about 20 spots which if squeezed have puss . they never go away and i dont see any lice they sometimes itch and leave scar marks ...what are they and why am i getting them ? .. and yes i keep the area clean , i also have the same type of spots on my face but only like normal and some on my upper back
i have the exact same problem and im 14 yr old girl
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I'm so fed up with constantly having to deal with head lice which my primary aged daughters catch and re-catch from their classmates. Is there any way a National No Nit day can be organised through embarrassing bodies where all school age children are encouraged to have their hair checked and if necessary dealt with on the same day? I know nits can never be fully eradicated but there must be a way of making them less prolific...?
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