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Tag Archives: louse
Today’s post is on lice. Lice or louse (the plural of lice) is the common name for three types of parasites that effect humans.
A louse’s egg is commonly called a nit. Lice attach their eggs to your hair with saliva. The saliva/hair bond is very difficult to sever without specialized products.
Head-lice is most frequent on children aged 3–10 and their families. Currently approximately 3% of schoolchildren in the United States contract head lice. Females are more frequently infested than males.
Head lice are spread through direct head-to-head contact with an infested person. Lice feed on blood once or more each day by piercing the skin with their tiny needle-like mouths. …Read More...