head lice

Head Lice — Transmission, Diagnosis, & How to Treat

For many kids, head lice is a rite of passage. It can spread through schools and playgrounds like wildfire. But, it’s not just kids who get lice! If your scalp has been feeling extremely itchy all of a sudden, it may be lice. Head lice is a contagious infection with the human head louse. Read on to learn how to diagnose lice, how it is transmitted from person to person, and most importantly, how to treat head lice. Pediculus humanus capitis The causative insect in head lice is Pediculus humanus capitis. This is a wingless insect that can only live as a parasite on human heads. […]