PEDICULOSIS (HEAD LICE)

What is Pediculosis or Head Lice

Head lice (pediculosis capitis) is a common, highly contagious infection that often occurs in nurseries, day care centers, and schools. It is caused by infestation with the human head louse, Pediculus humanus capitis, and it is usually very itchy.

What are the Symptoms

  • Tickling feeling in the hair
  • Frequent itching
  • Sores from scratching
  • Irritability and difficulty sleeping. Head lice are most active in the dark.

Treatment

  • Prescribed drug
  • Medicated shampoo
  • Wet combing