Head lice — tiny blood-sucking insects that are easily passed from person to person. Despite the fact that in nature there are up to 150 species of lice, they are strictly specific parasites and parasitic only in certain animal species. Man can become infected with head lice only from other people, but not from a sick cat or guinea pig.
There are three types of lice that cause pediculosis a person — head, pubic and body lice.
Head lice — are insects
Reminiscent of head lice, but slightly superior to their size (
Pubic lice — a tiny (just
Lice are very mobile, reproduce by laying
Lice feed exclusively on human blood drinking at one time up to 0,003 ml. The average lifespan of
Lice do not jump or fly, and running around. Therefore, infection usually occurs by direct contact between people. Head lice can run from person to person through the hair, especially long. Children tend to become infected with head lice of large groups: schools, day care centers, summer camps, when other people do their hair, combs, changing hats, sleeping on other people's pillows. In addition, head lice can be caught in a barber shop, hotel, train, hospital, as well as in the bath and pool.
Lice get to a healthy person through close household contact. They settled in the folds of clothing, of which crawl on the skin. Infection can occur with the use of dirty things and bed linen.
Pubic lice are usually transmitted through sexual contact, when the insects crawl from one partner to the other. But if I suddenly found that your wonderful husband (or wife) brought home this evil, we should not rush to accuse him of treason. It is known that the pubic louse, Let go of the person does not live more than a day, but its eggs can survive for almost a week. So that the transfer of lice could easily happen in a towel, bed linen and clothes.
What if this happens?
From the moment of infection until the first signs of the disease can take several weeks. After moving to a new host, a louse
Adult lice and their yaytsy found not only on the hair, but also wear in the seams. The presence of head lice is determined by the whitish nits attached to the hair of the head.
If you look closely to the skin around the genitals, then it can be seen
The most obvious sign of infestation of lice — itching. Zavshivevshy man begins to itch constantly, and on-site bites appear
Most importantly — do not confuse pubic pediculosis with others, a much more severe genital infections. Correct to diagnose
In order to recover, of course, it is desirable to seek professional help from a doctor. However, if you are 100% sure that you are concerned about it lice, you can get rid of it yourself. It's very simple. Previously, these insects poisoned with kerosene and infected hair was shaved.
Today there were more efficient ways: for the budget — 10% or 5% sulfuric ointment or cream with benzyl benzoate, for the others — "Nittifor" "
After the treatment, all the underwear and bed linen to soak with bleach or boil, then ironed with a hot iron. Remember that when you need to treat pubic lice all sexual partners at the same time.