Lice are tiny insects that infect the scalp and cause miserable itching. They lay eggs called “nits” which look like tiny white specks stuck to the hair. Many people will mistake a nit for simple dandruff, but during these back-to-school months, parents should pay close attention to any flecks in the hair. While dandruff falls off pretty easily, a nit has to be slid down the hair shaft and pulled off. If you find the specks are pretty uniform, close to the scalp, and difficult to brush off, it’s quite possible an infestation is present.
Benadryl may be used to reduce the itching caused by lice. All personal head wear, scarves, coats, bed linens and towels should be treated by machine-washing in hot water. Dry on the hot cycle of the dryer for at least 20 minutes. Any clothing, bed linen or stuffed animals that cannot be washed this way should be dry cleaned or sealed in a plastic bag for 2 weeks. Lice will suffocate and die during this time. Combs, brushes, barrettes, hair ties and curlers may be treated in Lysol or rubbing alcohol for 2 hours or by boiling in water for 5-10 minutes. Vacuum all rugs, carpets and mattresses that were used while an infection is present.
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Influenza, commonly known as flu, is a viral infection, which hits the respiratory system. However, in rare cases, influenza can be deadly. If you have a weak immune system, you are more susceptible to flu. Here’s a quick list of things you should certainly know.