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Here's why many over-the-counter treatments won't get rid of lice

Head lice are now resistant to many over-the-counter treatments. Turns out, lice are a problem we've been itching to fix for over 7 million years.

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Let's talk about lice

2017-01-26 15:07

All you need to know about getting rid of these little buggers

Lice poop can make your head itch

2016-07-26 14:39

Checking your child's scalp for nits? Watch out for the faeces of the lice, which is what can cause itching because of an allergic reaction.

Itching down there? 8 facts you should know about pubic lice

2016-06-24 14:42

Pubic lice or 'crabs' won't kill you or even make you sick, but they are an itchy nuisance that can be quite difficult to get rid of.

What nits and lice look like in your hair

2016-05-25 13:37

Watch this video to find out exactly what to look out for when you suspect you're infected with lice.

How hot air can kill resistant head lice

2016-02-04 08:04

Head lice are becoming increasingly resistant to pesticides, but a new method that kills lice and nits with hot air promises a safe alternative.

Essential oils can combat drug-resistant superbugs

2016-01-11 13:20

Essential oils have been recognised for hundreds of years for their therapeutic properties, although very little is still known about how they exert their antimicrobial effects in humans.

Toddler dies after DIY lice treatment

2015-02-06 09:39

An 18-month-old girl suffocated to death after she was put to bed with mayonnaise and a plastic bag on her scalp in an attempt to treat head lice.

Nice families get lice

2011-02-16 10:38

There are remedies, says this mom of 3. But will you dare to ask for them?

 

Nice try, lice: how to get rid of head lice

2018-05-22 13:55

Get the fine-tooth comb ready, you've got a problem you need to sort out.

Pubic grooming tied to higher STD rates

2016-12-06 10:33

Pubic hair grooming and removal has become increasingly popular worldwide among women and men, but it is tied to a greater risk of acquiring a sexually transmitted disease.

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Follow these 8 simple steps to remove head lice for good!

Follow these 8 simple steps to remove head lice for good!

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What lice really look like

2016-06-20 15:23
Close up images of body lice, hair lice and pubic lice

Close up images of body lice, hair lice and pubic lice

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Lice, fleas and bed bugs: creatures that make SA itch

2016-05-19 12:16

Lice, fleas and bed bugs tend to bother us more in summer, but that doesn’t mean they can’t catch us by surprise when the weather is cooler.

What are pubic lice?

2016-01-19 08:13

Pubic lice or crabs are yellow-grey insects that live in pubic hair and are commonly spread through sexual contact.

Head lice alert with selfie craze

2015-08-27 10:28

Expert warns that group pics may lead to treatment-resistant nits.

10 back-to-school checks

2012-01-17 00:00

Make sure your child is in tip-top shape to face the new school year.

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