Pediculosis is a medical condition used to describe infestation of lice in the hairy parts of the body or clothing. The infestation may be due to the egg, larvae or adults of lice. The crawling stages of lice infest human blood resulting in sever itching. Symptoms of Pediculosis are:
• Itching or scratching in the affected area
• Secondary bacterial infection due to sever itching
• Open sores in some cases
HOW IS PEDICULOSIS DIAGNOSED?
To diagnose the condition, a general physician may examine the scalp to look for live head lice or nits. The condition is evident because of the significant scratching.
HOW IS PEDICULOSIS TREATED?
The treatment of Pediculosis includes chemical treatments, natural products, combs, shaving, and medication to cure Pediculosis.
DID YOU KNOW?
According to the Center for Disease Control in 2013, about 6-12 million people are infected with head lice every year in the United States. Pubic lice are often considered to be a sexually transmitted disease. Body lice are common among homeless or overcrowded populations.