Head lice or pediculosis is a condition that commonly infects the hair mainly of school children. Lice are small insects that live on people's heads and need to feed on human blood to survive.
It is spread through close person-to-person contact, this is due to children putting their heads together while playing. Sometimes also by exchanging hats, hairbrushes or contact with the bedding of a person who has lice.
The spread of head lice can be prevented by taking the following measures:
The most common symptoms of lice infestation are:
The treatment is divided in:
Topical pediculicides, such as Permethrin cream and Oral Ivermectin
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