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Related to lice: head lice, Body lice

lice

 [līs]
plural of louse.

lice

(līs),
Plural of louse.

lice

pediculophobia, phthiriophobia.

lice

(līs) plural of louse.

lice

(līs)
n.
Plural of louse.

lice

Etymology: AS, lus,
any of the small wingless insect order of Phthiraptera. This order has been divided into four suborders, Anoplura (sucking lice), Rhyncopthira, Ischnocere, and Amblycer. Lice are ectoparasites of birds and mammals and may spend their entire life cycle on a single host, attaching eggs to the hair shafts or feathers. They transfer to humans by direct contact. Three forms that infect humans are the head louse, Pediculus humanus capitis; the body louse, Pediculus humanus corporis; and the crab louse, Phthirus pubis. See also pediculosis.
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Human body louse
A flat wingless parasitic insect, that may be a carrier of pathogens; its plural is lice

lice

(līs)
Plural of louse.

lice

Small, wingless, insect parasites of humans. There are three kinds of human lice-the head louse, Pediculus humanus capitis , that lives on the scalp and feeds by sucking blood, the body louse, Pediculus humanus corporis , that lives in the seams of clothing close to the skin and move on to the body only to feed, and the crab louse, Phthirius pubis , that infests the pubic hair and, occasionally, the chest hair, armpit hair or eyebrows. Phthirius pubis is usually transmitted by sexual contact. Body lice transmit epidemic TYPHUS and RELAPSING FEVER.

lice

plural of louse.

bird lice
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Dana Balchunas, Washoe's director of student health services, says the districts lice policy has "caught people's attention every year," largely because many people still mistakenly believe that lice are harmful and easily spread in school settings.
Neem works by encapsulating and suffocating the lice and even penetrates the aeropyles (tiny openings) at the top of lice eggs.
You don't this fancy peek "A study by Hedrin found 87% of parents feel worry, panic or stress when they discover lice in their child's hair, but I would reassure parents that head lice are a common part of childhood and are easy to eliminate using the correct treatments.
Many consumers don't want chemicals used in common lice treatments that have been linked to health problems.
Chemicals still recommended by the NHS include dimeticone - which coats lice in a film of silicone oil, preventing them from moving, feeding or excreting excess water.
treatment Ian Burgess, director of Medical Entomology Centre, Insect Research & Development Ltd, said: "The fact head lice are still with us in the UK is not due to the products not working, even though some are more effective than others, but because people often don't use them in a coordinated manner.
Treat: If you find live lice use a non pesticide treatment or try the conditioner and nit comb method to remove eggs and lice.
As the executive director of the American School Health Association, even I fell victim to the noise that many parents hear when dealing with lice.
Of concern is the potential for body lice to transmit Bartonella quintana, the bacterium that causes trench fever, the most common louseborne disease in some urban homeless persons (8).
Unfortunately, most articles about lice provide laundry lists of chemical treatments for their eradication.
Head lice are widespread in the UK and almost all school children have at least one attack, if not more.
The genome should also help us develop better methods of controlling both head and body lice.