Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Halloween Case #2

Happy Halloween Week everyone! As you all know, parasites can be creepy dreadful, but also fascinating, and sometimes even helpful. As a special Halloween treat, I'll be highlighting 5 different parasites on the Mayo Clinic News Network - 1 each day. HERE is parasite #2 - scalp explorers. These are written as educational pieces for the general public. Feel free to use the text and images for your own educational purposes.


Anonymous said...

Is it easy to get rid of?

Bobbi Pritt said...

Good question anonymous. Some treatments are more effective than others. There has been some resistance to topical pediculicides. However, careful shampooing and combing to remove nits, followed up by heat treatment is quite effective.