Welcome to White Pebble Dermatology practice in Columbia, Maryland, and Highland, Maryland! Lice are tiny parasitic insects that live on the scalp, body, or pubic area and feed on blood. They are highly contagious and can be difficult to get rid of. In this section, we'll discuss lice in more detail and explain how our team can help you manage this condition.
What are Lice?
Lice are tiny parasitic insects that live on the scalp, body, or pubic area and feed on blood. They are highly contagious and can be transmitted through close personal contact or sharing personal items, such as combs or hats. Common symptoms of lice include intense itching, redness, and small, white eggs (nits) attached to the hair shaft.
How is Lice diagnosed?
Clinical diagnosis of lice infestation is done by locating the lice and nits. A lice comb can be useful for examining thick, hairy areas.
There are a variety of effective treatment options for lice, including:
- Over-the-counter or prescription shampoos and creams that contain insecticides or other chemicals that can kill lice
- Combing with a special fine-toothed comb to remove lice and nits from the hair
- Oral medications: if topical treatments are not effective, oral medications may be prescribed to kill lice
Our team of dermatology specialists will work closely with you to determine the best treatment approach based on the severity and location of your lice infestation.
Preventing lice can be challenging, but there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of developing them, including:
- Avoiding close personal contact with individuals who have lice
- Not sharing personal items, such as combs or hats
- Washing bedding and clothing in hot water to kill lice
Why Choose Us?
At our dermatology practice, we recognize the impact that lice can have on your health and well-being. We are dedicated to providing comprehensive, customized care to our patients. Our highly-skilled dermatology experts will work with you to provide the best possible treatment for lice.
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Ready to Take the First Step?
If you're struggling with lice and are ready to take the first step toward healthier, more comfortable skin, we invite you to call/text to schedule a consultation with one of our dermatology specialists. We look forward to helping you achieve your skincare goals and feel confident in your own skin!