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Treating for Lice

Daycare texted that son has nits. He was itching his head so much she took him to the doc office, and he most definitely tested positive. Best and fastest treatment possible, especially for a kid incredibly sensory defensive about his head? [more inside]
posted by zizzle on Aug 29, 2013 - 34 answers

This isn't a lice egg... so what is it?

Here's a picture. Found on the head. Have been checked for headlice professionally very carefully and given the all clear... but still some itching and finding this which looks like an egg. Scale is about 1/3 of a millimetre. What do you think it is? They're egg shaped. Just a fatty deposit? I have the feeling like I need to scratch. Could be imagining it?
posted by jago25_98 on Aug 5, 2013 - 13 answers

The Case of the Invisible Lice

What in the world could be causing itchy scalp and neck for three members of the same family... but isn't lice? [more inside]
posted by Andrhia on May 11, 2013 - 28 answers

Dog lice!!

I'm dogsitting and his ears have a decent amount of dog lice. The internet is assuring me they aren't transferable to humans and I'm taking him to a vet first thing tomorrow morning. What should I expect, what are the treatments and preventatives?
posted by Dynex on Apr 16, 2012 - 4 answers

Could be a louse, what now?

So I just smooshed what looked very much like a body louse biting my forearm. It was crushed (righteously) before I thought to get a picture of it, so I'm not exactly sure, but from memory it looked like one. Should I be worried? [more inside]
posted by Willie0248 on Nov 5, 2010 - 6 answers

of lice and men

Help! I have pubic lice ALL OVER my body. How can I get rid of them once and for all? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 29, 2010 - 20 answers

One-shot weirdness, or massive trouble ahead???

ACK!!!! Lice? Birdlice? Random weirdness?? Have I got something???? [more inside]
posted by Ys on Jun 23, 2010 - 12 answers

Blood, sweat and tears (but not mosquitoes)

My 3 year old son seems to be immune to biting insects (tics, mosquitoes, leeches). Why? [more inside]
posted by a non e mouse on Mar 25, 2010 - 19 answers

If I have to shave my head now, I will be very cranky.

Did I get lice today? [more inside]
posted by k8lin on Mar 15, 2010 - 22 answers

Head lice ethics.

Teenager with head lice. How/who to notify without embarrassing her? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 5, 2009 - 21 answers

Lice. DO NOT WANT!

Lice exposure: Could I have got it? It's been a week since I might have been exposed, and no itching so far. Also, should I boil all my property, that was briefly in the buggy house? [more inside]
posted by Phalene on Sep 6, 2008 - 14 answers

Please help me kill these suckers dead.

How can I make sure that I get rid of all lice and their eggs when I don't have the option of washing my clothes/bedding/etc. in hot water? Conflicting google information has made me resort to AskMe for now. [more inside]
posted by plaingurl on Aug 12, 2008 - 17 answers

PLease say this is all in my mind

Describe for me if you would the itching sensation you felt when you had lice [more inside]
posted by chickaboo on Apr 26, 2008 - 15 answers

Did I just acquire fleas?

Did I just acquire a infestation of mites and fleas and god-knows-what-else from a wild kitten? [more inside]
posted by Locative on Jul 10, 2007 - 11 answers

Destroy all head-crawlers!

OK to use permanent hair dye immediately following a treatment for lice? Will the dye assist in the slaughter of any post-holocaust scalp-crawling survivors? [more inside]
posted by NeonSurge on Nov 14, 2006 - 10 answers

Getting rid of headlice

Genuine Itching Mites... [more inside]
posted by verstegan on Mar 4, 2005 - 18 answers

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