HOW TO GET RID OF HEAD LICE- DERMATOLOGIST GUIDE

“Doctor, my kid has lice and nits in hair? How do you get head lice? How to check for lice? How to treat lice?”

Lice infestation is called Pediculosis and when lice live on your head it is called Pediculosis Capitis. Head lice (more technically termed as Pediculus humanus var. Capitis) feeds on the human blood and affects the age group of 6 - 12 years most commonly. In rural areas, lice can be found in 13.3% to 49% of kids aged 3 - 13 years and are much more common in girls than boys owing to long hair length.

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