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Lice Bites On Back of Neck

20 February

Lice Bites On Back of Neck. You are confused about lice treatments when you first learn that head lice is in your child’s classroom. Furthermore you confuse head lice with body lice and pubic lice and the stigma that body lice and pubic lice carry. This widespread lice stigma implies that your family lacks proper personal hygiene. However your child does not have body lice or pubic lice, your child potentially has head lice. If your child does have head lice, you want to get rid of lice as soon as possible. Therefore it is important for you to be able understand the difference between lice species that call humans home.

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Furthermore it is important to undertstand that head lice do not carry infectious disease. In addition head lice are not a CDC reportable condition. Whereas body lice have a long history of transmitting infectious disease, including epidemic typhus during the last century. And pubic lice are a sexually transmitted parasite that are connected to sexual health. According to the CDC children should not be kept out of school due to head lice. A more effective method for preventing the spread of head lice is to do wet combing with a good metal nit comb and hair conditioner. Because a good metal nit comb strips the nits off the hair shafts crashing the lice colony.

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Do head lice bite the back of your neck? Your first reaction to an itchy scalp is that it indicates head lice. And you want to immediately understand the  symptoms treatment and prevention. However, an itchy scalp is not a common symptom of  Head Lice. The majority of people do not have any itching symptoms when they have Head Lice. Itching symptoms do not get triggered until you develop an allergic reaction to lice saliva. Often this will not take place until you have had lice for at least 1-3 months. This allows the head lice colony to evade detection until the lice colony is well populated. Because the new colony needs to have sent out satellite lice to new hosts to create satellite lice colonies.

Lice Bites On Back of Neck

Lice Bites On Back of Neck

Can lice cause rash on back of neckThe signs of head lice are often non-existent, except for a rash on the back of the neck. Since lice bites invisible to the human eye, parents often ask what does lice look like. In fact head lice are extremely difficult to see with the human eye. Furthermore, while alive, the body of a human head louse is transparent, similar to a jellyfish. Therefore while looking through the hair head lice cannot be diagnosed easily, if at all with just a visual check. In addition nit eggs are very difficult to detect upon visual inspection. Because nits have an invisible cloak called iridescence. Iridescence is very commonly used in the bird and insect world for camouflage as well as for attracting mates.

Do lice leave bites on your neck? Head lice bites on neck. If you are curious about how to treat an allergic rash on the back of the neck, benadryl cream or lotion or spray can alleviate itching symptoms. It is important to note that it can take up to 2 weeks for itching symptoms to resolve after you have removed all lice and nits. In addition the neck rash may not disappear for up to two weeks after a complete lice infestation treatment.

Lice bites on neck

Lice bites on neck

Head lice bites neck. Actually lice bites on the scalp are not visible to the human eye. Especially relevant, you cannot feel a head louse when it is biting you. Unlike mosquitoes, gnats, midges or other insects that feed on human blood, lice bites not detectable. In addition an itchy scalp is an uncommon lice symptom.

Head lice bites neck. You, as a parent may wonder why your child has a rash on the back of their neck that looks like lice bites. In fact the red spots on your child’s neck just under the hairline are not lice bites. Rather, the red spots are the signs of an allergic reaction to lice bites. First of all when head lice take a bite the bugs inject saliva into the scalp. In addition during feeding lice leave behind an anaesthetic at the bite site. Furthermore lice need to introduce an anticoagulant while taking a blood meal, so the blood will be thin enough to drink. Your child can exhibit an allergic reaction to these lice bite substances and thus may develop a rash in on the back of the neck.

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In fact most people with head lice do not experience itching symptoms. Contrary to popular belief, most people with head lice never experience itching symptoms.  Some people start to itch after 1-3 months of experiencing a head lice infestation. When a head louse takes a blood meal, it leaves behind saliva, an anesthetic, and an anticoagulant. Most individuals have no immediate histamine response (allergic reaction) to these substances. Over time, however, as the lice colony grows, flourishes and sends lice to host new satellite colonies on other scalps, some individuals, develop intense scalp itching and develop an allergic rash on the back of the neck.  Some lice treatments containing pesticides can also irritate the scalp, thereby causing itching symptoms and or skin rashes.

Lice Bites. Have you recently noticed a rash on the back of your child’s neck? Do you wonder if the red spots are insect bites? Contrary to popular belief, when your kids have head lice you cannot see the lice bites. After a couple of months of head lice, your child may develop a rash on the back of her neck. Like Mosquitos, head lice leave saliva, anesthetic, and an anticoagulant when they take a blood meal.

The majority of people do not have an allergic reaction to these substances, however some do. This allergic reaction can cause itching of the scalp and an allergic rash on the back of the neck, or even other areas of the skin. Effective head lice removal treatment is the priority. Once the lice and nits are removed, it can take up to two weeks for the allergic rash to subside. A topical antihistamine product containing diphenhydramine, such as Benadryl cream, can help with treatment of the allergic rash found on the back of the neck, due to head lice bites. 

Therefore, if you are experiencing an itchy scalp, be sure to consider other possibilities before assuming you have head lice.

Lice Bites On Back of Neck. Unhappy Scalp. Most of the itching associated with head lice is due to scalp irritation. What can cause an scalp irritation other than head lice? First of all pesticide lice removal products such as pesticide lice shampoos can cause scalp irritation and can make your scalp painful or itchy. Secondly repeatedly lice combing your child’s scalp can result in scalp irritation. Similar to the bite of a mosquito, itching can last up to 2 weeks after the lice are no longer there. Because it still takes time for the histamine reaction of the lice feeding on the scalp skin to settle down.

Lice Bites On Back of Neck. In addition the lice have become resistant to the OTC and Rx pesticide lice products. So, if it’s not lice then why is my scalp itching? There are many reasons your scalp can itch and most of them have nothing to do with head lice. Your scalp can itch because it is sweaty, hot, dry, or because you recently tried a new hair product.

Lice Bites On Back of Neck.

One of the most common urban myths about head lice symptoms is that your scalp and head will be itchy. In fact, very few people who have head lice experience itching as a symptom. The truth is that is takes 1 to 3 months of an active head lice infestation before there is even a chance of itching.

Because lice feeds on human blood on the human scalp. When a louse takes a human blood meal it leaves behind a combination of saliva, anesthetic, and an anticoagulant. And these substances do not initially cause an allergic reaction in humans. However, after an extended period of time, and 10,000 – 50,000 head louse bites, a small percentage of people will develop an itchy scalp and/or an allergic rash on the back of the neck from the bites.

Therefore 1-3 months into the Head Lice infestation, the host sometimes has an allergic reaction, which causes the itching. When the lice bugs bite their saliva contains both an anticoagulant, and an anesthetic. When feeding on a human host, these substances can trigger an allergic reaction to the bites.

If you find head lice confusing and stressful, take a deep breath. Head lice are manageable. Call us at NitWits to learn more 617-816-9487 www.liceinfo.net

If you want the Peace of Mind of a definitive head lice diagnosis, give NitWits a call today at 617-816-9487. NitWitsBoston’s Premier Class Lice Service.

 

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