Medical News Today: How to identify lice bites

Lice are external parasites that live on the skin. Most lice are harmless to overall health, but they do cause tiny bites, which can be bothersome. In this article, learn how to identify lice by sight and by the part of the body affected. We also describe the difference between lice bites and bed bug bites.
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Tijana Zeremski Marrubium vulgare is a plant with high bioactive potential. It contains marrubiin, a labdane diterpene that is characteristic for this genus, as well as a complex mixture of phenolic compounds. According to numerous studies, M. vulgare acts as a good antioxidant agent, and due to this, it could potentially be useful in treatments of cancer, diabetes mellitus, and liver diseases. In addition, its anti-inflammatory, wound-healing, antihypertensive, hypolipidemic, and sedative potential are discussed. Apart from that, its antimicrobial activity, especially against Gram+ bacteria, fungi, herpes simplex viru...
Source: Molecules - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
The human head louse, Pediculus humanus capitis, is a cosmopolitan blood-sucking ectoparasite affecting mostly schoolchildren in both developed and developing countries. In Honduras, chemical pediculicides are th...
Source: Parasites and Vectors - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
KW Abstract Emamectin benzoate (EB) is a prophylactic pharmaceutical used to protect Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) smolts migrating out of rivers and into the ocean against sea lice parasites. Randomized control trials comparing the marine survival of smolts treated with EB to a control group is used to calculate the fraction of marine mortality attributable to sea lice parasitism. However, it is assumed that there is no baseline difference in survival induced by the application of EB treatment. We used a combined laboratory and field study approach to investigate the potential impacts of EB treatment on behaviou...
Source: Aquatic Toxicology - Category: Toxicology Authors: Tags: Aquat Toxicol Source Type: research
In this study, we focus on the essential oils derived from 22 plant genera, their constituents, and the major factors that play important roles in the effectiveness of these oils in the treatment of pediculosis. Furthermore, we discuss the advantages and limitations of the mentioned essential oils, and ultimately suggest those demonstrating the most effective in vitro pediculicidal activities. The genera such as Aloysia, Cinnamomum, Eucalyptus, Eugenia, Lavandula, Melaleuca, Mentha, Myrcianthes, Origanum, Pimpinella, and Thymus appear to be more efficient against lice. These genera are rich in anethole, 1,8-cineole, c...
Source: Planta Medica - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Reviews Source Type: research
In a lab setting, the anthelmintic ivermectin, a drug used for decades to treat head lice, scabies, and other parasitic infections, killed the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 in less than 48 hours.WebMD Health News
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In a lab setting, the anthelmintic ivermectin, a drug used for decades to treat head lice, scabies, and other parasitic infections, killed the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 in less than 48 hours.WebMD Health News
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news
Doctors also prescribe it to treat head lice, scabies, and other infections caused by parasites.
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Humans are parasitized by three types of lice: body, head and pubic lice. As their common names imply, each type colonizes a specific region of the body. The body louse is the only recognized disease vector. H...
Source: Parasites and Vectors - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
This study aims to investigate if and how habitat fragmentation affects the composition of ectoparasite communities on small mammalian hosts in two networks of dry deciduous forest fragments in northwestern Madagascar. Forest sites differing in size, proportion of edge habitat and host density were studied in the Ankarafantsika National Park and in the Mariarano region. A total of 924 individuals of two mouse lemur species, Microcebus murinus (n=200) and Microcebus ravelobensis (n=426), and two rodent species, endemic Eliurus myoxinus (n=114) and introduced Rattus rattus (n=184), were captured to assess ectoparasite infest...
Source: International Journal for Parasitology - Category: Parasitology Authors: Tags: Int J Parasitol Source Type: research
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Source: Veterinary Clinics of North America: Food Animal Practice - Category: Veterinary Research Authors: Source Type: research
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