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Head Lice Pictures

A Great Aid to Head Lice Identification

In terms of diagnosis it is very easy to get it wrong where head lice are concerned; head lice symptoms may be easy to identify, but it remains a fact that the characteristic itching may not occur until several weeks, even months, after the lice have moved their families in to stay. This is why knowing what head lice look like, and why keeping up with regular examinations is important, and it’s also why we should be very grateful that there are many excellent head lice pictures available for us to look at, some on the internet and many in books and other publications.

head lice combAs a head louse is very small, it is important that we get hold of all the head lice information we can in order to understand what these tiny creatures are all about; they measure, in adult form, no more than a pinhead across and there are lice pictures showing them in enlarged form, but with a regular everyday object next to them – a coin for instance – to define the real size of the louse.

Such pictures are technical marvels, and we have the combined advances in digital photography and computer graphics to thank for that; a hundred years ago a picture of a head louse in a book on head lice treatment would most likely have been drawn by a very talented artist, using a microscope to view and creating a surprisingly beautiful depiction of what is a quite fascinating creature. These days the photographer is able to get an exceptional shot thanks to digital techniques, and the picture can be enhanced and enlarged on computer, and printed in extreme high resolution for the perusal of detail and form.

Head Lice Life Cycle

One of the best sequences to look at is a set of pictures showing the head lice life cycle; these are widely available and very interesting, and take you through all the stages from the nit – the egg – to the nymph or young louse, to the adult, a process that takes just two weeks from laying of the egg to adulthood; at that point the louse begins breeding again, hence we can understand why the population is prone to rapid expansion.

The digital age has given to us the ability to look at exceptional pictures of miniature creatures, and the head louse is one such, but it is the way that these pictures enable us to understand and recognize these tiny mites that is of the most benefit.

Head Lice Treatment

Liceadex One Step Lice & Nit Removal Gel is a special, one of a kind, natural formula that provides a safe effective way to kill lice and their eggs, without traditional and potentially harmful pesticide ingredients like permethrin or pyrethrum found in many over the counter solutions or expensive, multiple-step, essential oil-based solutions. Our formulation is one of the fastest-acting and most Liceadex Lice & Nit Removal Geleffective products you will find today.

  • Kills all lice and eggs naturally in minutes
  • Contains no pesticides
  • Allows for easy pain-free, tangle-free nit and debris removal
  • Rinses completely clean without oily residue
  • Can be used multiple times safely
  • Can be used safely after “other” head lice treatments have been done.

Antifungal Ringworm Athletes Foot

Antifungal Ringworm Athletes Foot

Ringworm Athlete’s foot and other such fungal infections of the skin are caused by superficial fungal infections of the skin, known as dermatophytes. These are some of the most common contracted self-treatable minor medical conditions. As opposed to more serious fungal conditions, such as candidiasis or sporotrichosis, dermatophytes are limited to the upper layer of skin, where they subsist on the dead skin cells called keratin.

Ringworm is not caused by a worm or other parasite.  Fungi are present everywhere in our environment, including on the human body. They thrive in warm, moist areas, such as locker rooms and swimming pools, and in skin folds. In most cases, they are easy to eradicate.  Ringworm of the skin is most commonly caused by the fungus Trichophyton rubrum, which spreads from one person to another. It can also be caused by Microsporum canis, which is spread by cats and dogs. This type is less common but causes a more severe infection.

Some people are more likely susceptible to fungal infections than others. The tendency to get fungal skin infections or to have them return after treatment seems to run in families. In spite of the use of an antifungal ringworm athlete’s foot can be a recurring problem.  Common in male athletes, but the general population is also susceptible to this fungal infection. Ringworm is common among wrestlers, probably because of the skin-to-skin contact. Using public showers and locker rooms will greatly increase the odds of someone contracting Athlete’s foot.

Fungi grow best in steamy locker rooms.  These places are filled with damp towels, sweaty workout clothes, and wet floors.  Sharing contaminated items like towels, clothing, and sports equipment, and by direct contact with an infected person is a dangerous practice when trying to avoid the spread of ringworm athlete’s foot. Most ringworm infections cause a rash that may be peeling, cracking, scaling, itching, and red. Sometimes the infection can form blisters, especially on the feet.  While extremely annoying, athlete’s foot usually is not serious, but secondary bacterial infection are something to be concerned about. Coming down with a secondary infection is a hazard that can sometimes accompany the fungal infection.

These secondary complications may develop as such things as breaks in the skin, open sores, ulcers.   A ringworm infection of the groin or “jock itch” is often passed to other body parts by unsuspecting patients by accidentally spreading athlete’s foot fungus to the groin area.  People with athlete’s foot also commonly spread it to their hands.  This is called tinea manuum.


Permethrin head lice

About Permethrin head lice treatments

Head LiceThere is much debate in the medical profession as to the best method to deal with the head lice problem; many people adhere to the belief that the best way is to use insecticide based lotions and shampoos – and there are many on the market – while others insist upon the more friendly and less chemically enhanced methods that are naturally based. The jury is still very much out, but is worth us looking at one of the insecticide treatments as a guide, and for this purpose we have chosen the Permethrin head lice treatment.

First and foremost, it is worthwhile remembering that permethrin, like all insecticides, is a poison, and that while it is only present in very small amounts in the products you can buy over the counter many people are concerned about applying such substances to the heads of their children; although this is understandable, the manufacturers and suppliers insist that the substance is safe if used carefully, and that it is successful in treating the head louse problem.

Head Lice Treatments

However, there is some opposition to that in the form of research in Great Britain, which concluded that permethrin is of ‘limited use’ in controlling head lice, but alternative views, as usual, abound.
Nevertheless, for many permethrin remains the number one treatment for head lice, and when itchy head lice strike you need to know you have the arms to turn to. It is available in two forms with brand names Nix and Elemite; the first is a 1% solution, the second a stronger five percent version, and while the former is an over the counter product the latter is obtainable only by prescription.

It works by being applied as a cream which is then rinsed off, and unlike many such applications it leaves behind a substance that is specifically aimed at killing nymphs, these being the emerging young lice that hatch from nits after a week. This is important as the nits are notably hard to remove, and even if a combing regime has rid the hair or live lice, there will be nits waiting to hatch over the next few days.

Argument persists as to whether the insecticide treatments are more, or less, effective that equivalent natural ones; some say that a shampoo equipped with tea tree oil is equally, of not more, effective while being natural, but the fact remains that many have to try different solutions to the head lice problem before finding a solution, and permethrin may be that solution.

Best Head Lice Treatment

head liceLiceadex One Step Lice & Nit Head Lice Remedy is a special, one of a kind, natural Lice Removal System formula originally perfected for Professional use in Salons.

Finally… Liceadex Head Lice Remedy is now available to the end user, YOU!  Our proprietary Head Lice Remedy formula provides a safe effective way to kill lice and their eggs, without traditional and potentially harmful pesticide ingredients like permethrin or pyrethrum.

We not only offer you a Head Lice remedy for your hair, we also offer you a Head Lice Remedy to kill the lice in your home with our non toxic, safe Liceadex-EX lice killer for the home.  Never worry about getting reinfested beause lice is on your pillows, hats, coats, bedding.  Kill lice on contact!

  • Kills all lice and eggs naturally in minutes
  • Contains no pesticides
  • Allows for easy pain-free, tangle-free nit and debris removal
  • Rinses completely clean without oily residue
  • Can be used multiple times safely
  • Can be used safely after “other” treatments have been done

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