This section will tell you what head lice are, how to nit pick, how to clean house and how to prevent infestation.
In a 1998 National PTA survey, Principals named head lice as the top problem. Head lice (pediculous humanis capitus) infest as many as 12 million Americans each year. Worse yet, many lice are now resistant to the standard treatments. Studies in Europe, Israel and America have confirmed lice resistance to permethrins and pyrethrins. A recent study from Harvard University proved that some lice in America are now resistant to these treatments. The most effective way to control head lice infestation is to provide treatment as soon as the lice or nits are detected. Usually the school nurse or teacher makes this first diagnosis.
A Head Lice Dictionary
Host: You, your children, anybody with a head full of lice.
Lice: Parasitic, blood-sucking, six legged, wingless insects.
Louse: The singular of lice.
Nit: A louse's egg. The average female louse will produce 200 to 300 eggs in her 30-day life, gluing her tiny eggs to strands of hair.
Nit-picking. The act of combing, or picking, lice nits from the hair.
Nymph: A baby louse, but it grows up fast. In two weeks, it can be laying more eggs.
Pediculicide: Lice treatment that will kill the headlice.
Pediculosis: Medical term for having head lice.
Head lice are bloodsucking, wingless insects. Pediculosis, the infestation of man by lice, has been documented for thousands of years. Lice are very host specific; human lice cannot be transmitted to or from pets or other animals. Like all insects, headlice have six legs. Lice cannot fly or jump; they move only by crawling. Head lice lay their eggs on hair shafts, usually within a quarter-inch of the scalp. These tiny white eggs, known as nits, hatch before the hair grows more than half an inch. Any nits farther than half an inch from the scalp are in all likelihood shells of eggs that have already hatched. They generally hatch within a week of being laid, but it may take up to a month after contact before any symptoms of itching begin.Click for more...
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More Information Links on Head Lice and Treatment
The FDA Warns Against Lindane for Head Lice
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A Head Lice Free Summer
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Q & A on Lice (Miami Herald)
Schools Try to Stay Ahead Of Lice (USA TODAY)
Florida Health Department Innovates Lice Program (Miami Herald)
Los Angeles School District Chooses MagiComb
Passionate Nit Picker Helps Many (Los Angeles Times)
HairClean Outperforms Chemicals in Study of 129 Children
Brand Name Lice Products Succeed Where Home Remedies Fail
Department Beats Head Lice Problems
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A Parent Helps School District Stop Head Lice Epidemic
Quantum Introduces MagiComb Electronic Lice Comb
National Tour on Head Lice
Good Morning America On HairClean
University Team Shows HairClean Effective on School Children
Harvard Study on Lice Resistance
New York Times on HairClean
Time Magazine on HairClean
L.A. Unified School District Prepare Attack On Head Lice
My Battle With Head Lice
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