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Causes of Pediculosis:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Pediculosis. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Pediculosis Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Pediculosis may include:

  • Nits are best removed with a very fine comb
  • Soaking the hair in a solution of equal parts water and white vinegar and then wrapping the wet scalp in a towel for at least 15 minutes may facilitate removal
  • Treat all family members
  • Discard infested clothing or wash in very hot water
  • Evaluate for other STDs
  • Pediculicides
  • more treatments...»

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Misdiagnosis and Pediculosis

Rare form of hair loss often misdiagnosed: a rare form of extreme hair loss called "Atrichia with papular lesions" (APL) is often misdiagnosed as more »

Hair and scalp disorders misdiagnosed in African Americans: A higher than average percentage of misdiagnoses of hair or scalp disorders seem to occur more »

Article Excerpts about Pediculosis

Body lice are parasitic insects that live on the body and in the clothing or ... (Source: excerpt from Body Lice: DPD)

Definitions of Pediculosis:

Infestation with lice (Pediculus humanus) resulting in severe itching
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Detailed list of causes of Pediculosis

The list below shows some of the causes of Pediculosis mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Pediculosis?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Pediculosis. Of the 3 causes of Pediculosis that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 3 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Pediculosis:

The following list of conditions have 'Pediculosis' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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