Only 1 in 3 people with head lice experiences itching. It is worse behind the ears and at the back of the neck. Itching is caused by an allergy to the saliva of the louse, and it may be several weeks before it occurs. For more information, see our sections on how head lice can be caught and how to treat head liceor read Dr Phil Hammond's light-hearted poem on head lice. Click to see all the contacts that you may find useful in relation to head lice How to tell if you have head lice.
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See About our site for our moderation policy. The most important thing to do is remove all live lice and nits with a lice comb. Comb small sections while wet and check hair whenever done. Some can slip through the teeth on the comb. Lice are becoming resistant to some of the treatments.
My daughter had lice and after following the directions on Nix she still had live live crawling around. Do not rely just on the treatments. If nits slip through the teeth, manually remove them.
Also wash everything your child has come in contact with in hot water. Wash bedding daily in hot water until you are sure there are no more nits or lice. Stuffed animals can be bagged and put in the attic for a month. For prevention, fill a travel size spray bottle with water and 30 drops of tea tree oil. Spray on hair, coat, book bag everyday before school.
We got rid of the lice after 4 days and now check for lice and nits a few times a week. It's been over a year and we are lice and not free so far, but by checking the hair so often, if she gets them again, it will be caught early and should be easier to conquer.
Good luck! Is it okay if you don't have lice but want to use a nit removal combs just see see if you have any lice or nits? Posted by It's on the end of every single hair! I'm not to sure if I have lice or not. It's been going around my school.A comprehensive list of symptoms compiled from first-hand input and a consensus of sufferers. You - or someone you know - may have Morgellons Disease and not realize it yet. Morgellons symptoms fit into many other illness profiles. They may appear slowly and take years to culminate into full-blown Morgellons Disease.
And symptoms may occur intermittently over time, appearing to go into remission and then resurfacing. Symptoms are often rationalized as being "nothing," thoughtlessly disregarded or misdiagnosed.
Even worse, victims are placed in the diagnostic category: Delusional Parasitosis. It is believed that pets also get Morgellons, exhibiting many of the same symptoms as humans, which are sometimes fatal. For the most part, medical professionals and veterinarians are unaware of Morgellons. At present, no official diagnostic code exists for insurance companies.
Research is currently under way. Labs are soon to report in-depth results of their findings. As grassroots awareness continues, it is sadly inevitable that many more sufferers - both human and animal - will surface.
And that's the hairy, pound gorilla in the room. Our comprehensive symptoms list is compiled from first-hand input and consensus of sufferers. Where did I put my coffee mug?
What did I do yesterday? This is very important if you have young children or animals that you bathe. Some fibers may exhibit movement.I first Broke out with a strange rash with intence itching! The sores get hard under neith and sometimes it feels like a seed under my skin.
Ive been to dermatologists, doctors and no one can figure it out! My dermatologist gives me medications clarinex and three others i take at night for the itching that causes drowsneyness. Its been 14 months now and i see some of thease things also on the kids, it dosent seem to bother them as much as me. I Cry alot as sometimes the ithcing consumes my mind and i become very depressed.
Discussions By Condition: I cannot get a diagnosis. Posted In: I cannot get a diagnosis. It sounds like scabies. Have you been checked for that?
They should be able to do a skin scraping and look at it under a microscope to determine whether it is scabies or not. Check that out. Hi, I just wanted to tell you that your not the only one having this problem. Me,my mother and mother-in-law are having these same symptoms.
I went on the internet to look it up and found something that seems to be the only conclusion, It sounds crazy, but its true. I havent really found anything to stop the itching yet. If little black things come up, its more than likely black pepper mites. I hope this gives you some kind of idea on what your dealing with.
Check out Morgellons Disease. I do not have a bird. I live in an apt on the 4th floor but have never seen a birds nest.First, it started off in my hair.
Tiny Black Specks On My Skin
I kept pulling blacks specks out of my hair. Shortly after I would feel a sting everywhere on my body. I would jump if it was on my leg. When I would go to see what bit me all I seen was a black speck. Thought we had mites cuz I seen these little bugs smaller than an ant crawling around outside on my patio. My husband sprayed. Didn't see them anymore but my problem continued. And got worse.
Finally got magnifying glass 10x's magnified. I could see these things coming out of pores. Everywhere; between fingers, palms of hands, between toes, everywhere. They don't move. But when they are touched they either roll up into ball or slip back into pores. Started noticing white worm looking thing coming out of pores. Not as much. Also same response when touched.
Scalp Condition - Grainy Sand/Sugar
Also started noticing stuff, yellowish brown gunk, red thread looking thing laying on strands of hair. Also hair feels gritty, coarse, and extremely dry. Recently there was blood in my urine and it hurt to urinate. I was waiting for husbands payday to go to Dr.
It went away. I hope someone knows what this is. I have become obsessed. Went to 3 dr's and no help. Dear Melissa, I can't tell you what you are dealing with exactly, but it sounds like a combination of parasitic infections - fungal, bacterial, worms, etc.
Here are some natural remedy suggestions that you may want to consider trying since the doctors have been no help to you.
I've said it before and I'll say it again - internal cleansing is very important. Whether you use Herbal Fiberblend or some other good quality herbal digestive cleanse, you really should consider a thorough cleanse to remove parasites, toxins, old fecal matter, etc. Secondly, boost your immune system by cutting out the sugars and processed foods from your diet for a while and eating highly nutritious foods instead. Your body can only work with what you give it in the fight against ill health or parasites.
In your position, I would also supplement with whole food supplements and essential fatty acids, etc. You do this by taking probiotics. You should be able to find some locally, but Florafood is also a good choice for a reliable quality.
It sounds like you recently had a urinary tract infection really burns when you urinateand the probiotics are helpful in dealing with that condition to. To your good health!By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions. When i scratch my head alot of hair falls out.
Once in 15days I take the hair bath, and when ever I take I almost use the sweet View answer. I came off iron tablets and my ferritin dropped My ferritin is Hi Doctor, Greetings of the day!! Pain in hair roots when i move my hair from one side to another If I move the hairbrush to another side, Is there a medicine that I can take to stop When my Now my head corners hair are approximately Hi Dr.
Prasad, When I scratch my heada or so hairs often fall out. I recently moved Hi, Thanks for writing in. Please avoid scratching your scalp. This is damaging the hair roots causing the hairs to fall off easily. You may wear a cap to avoid scratching your scalp. Wash your hair properly. If the white thing is still present, it could be dandruff. It should be visible to others too, unless vision errors are present in others.
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My head itches a lot, when I scratch it, little tiny white beads or balls come out about half the size of a mustard seed. I thought it was lice, bought and did a lice treatment. The comb only caught these tiny white beads and no lice.
There are no flakes and I wash my hair often. I have no rashes anywhere on my body but I often find acne on my scalp and between my shoulder blades. I tried dandruff shampoo with no success, then came oils like coconut and teatree.
I would see a dermatologist but I'm impoverished and wondering what to do? My father has the same problem so I asked him what he thought it was. He said they were white-heads from our immune system but his does not itch the same as mine. I showed him the beads I pulled out of my hair all he said was "huh Answer Question.
Read 11 Responses. Follow - You said you tried dandruff shampoos, but did you try Nizoral? It is different. It is an antifungal. You might have food allergies. Mine are to gluten, nuts and milk. Eating gluten made my skin itch terribly and get little whiteheads on my scalp. You are describing sebum, so you are getting high production of sebum.
You might get relief by avoiding shampoos with wheat, so maybe a Neutrogena shampoo or Dove shampoo and then rinsing your hair in the sink with a couple of tablespoons of vinegar in your rinse water. Bhupinder Kaur, MD. Hello, These tiny white beads can be due to folliculitis skin or the hair follicles at the end. The other possibility is of perifolliculitis scalp. It is characterised by small, very itchy pustules within the scalp, often most troublesome on the frontal hairline.
The scalp should be washed with a mild normal shampoo as often as desired. Antidandruff shampoos containing antifungal agents such as ketoconazole or ciclopirox are sometimes helpful.
Apart from that you need topical and oral antibiotics, antihistamines, oral steroids and topical tretinoin. My sincere advice is to get it examined from a dermatologist.Ever time I scratch my head, little black dots come off my head and into my nails.
I have scratched my head so much that I have cuts, and about every week I have to do the lice treatment because I am always finding something like a lice bug or an egg. Any idea what the black dots are? Please try and help. Hi Scully, The black dots may be residue from whatever bug you are being attacked by in your hair, whether lice or something else. The black dots could also be the result of broken hair follicles or even a fungal infection on the scalp.Infection of the Penis & Foreskin (Balanitis)
If you are certain you are seeing lice or another bug, I would suggest you try the olive oil treatment. It's safe, simple, and usually effective without negative side effects. You simply cover your entire scalp and hair with olive oil before going to bed wrap it in a towel to avoid making a mess. Wash it out in the morning. Do this every 4 days for 2 weeks to have the best chance of smothering all lice and any eggs that hatch during their life cycle.
In between days, you may want to try rinsing your hair with organic apple cider vinegar like Bragg's. This should help if the cause is fungal instead of lice. I hope this helps and that you are able to get rid of the problem completely. I would NOT keep using the chemical lice treatments. They obviously are not working and you are only exposing yourself to more harmful chemicals.
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