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Ectoparasitic infestations

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Parasites - NT.GOV.AU

Scabies, strongyloidiasis, naegleria fowleri, malaria, head lice, parasites in the Northern Territory.

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Scabies self-care - myDr.com.au

Scabies (body lice) is caused by a mite (Sarcoptes scabiei), which triggers an allergic reaction and intense itching. Find out what products are available for scabies.

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Head lice

Head lice is common among school-age children. Find out more about the causes, symptoms and prevention of head lice with a step-by-step guide to removing lice.

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Treatment - Head lice

There are two main treatment options to remove head lice: mechanical removal and chemical removal. Head lice are only found on the human head or hair. Treating anything other than the human head does not eradicate head lice.

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Head lice

Head lice are tiny insect parasites that live on your head and feed on your scalp (the skin covering your head).

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Head lice and nits in children | Raising Children Network

Kids often get head lice (also called nits), especially at child care, preschool and school. This guide explains head lice treatment, causes and symptoms.

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Head lice (nits) - Better Health Channel

No product can prevent head lice, but regular checks can help prevent the spread.

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Pediculosis

Pediculosis is the medical term for an infection or infestation with lice which are blood feeding parasites.

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Pubic lice | Sex | ReachOut Australia

Pubic lice, or crabs, can be uncomfortable and itchy. Find out how you can prevent crabs, recognise the symptoms or get pubic lice treatment with ReachOut.com.

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Delusions of parasitosis

Delusions of parasitosis is a rare and very distressing psychiatric disorder. The person suffering from the condition truly believes that their skin is infested by parasites (mites, lice or other insects). However, when the skin is examined, no parasites or bugs can be seen in or on the skin.

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