Flatulence is a skin parasite that thrives in hair and causes intense itching. The lice and their eggs are difficult to see with the naked eye and can be more easily detected with a magnifying glass.
The flat loop is one to two millimeters long. It feeds on blood and thrives best in the pubic hair, but can also be found in the hair under the arms, upper body, thighs, eyelashes, eyebrows and beard. Flat lice multiply by laying eggs at the hair roots.
Symptoms of flatulence
It takes about a month from the time you become infected until you get symptoms. Symptoms of flatulence are that itching a lot where you have hair on your body.
Sometimes you can discover lice or eggs yourself with the help of a magnifying glass. The eggs look like tiny droplets and are stuck to the lower part of the hair strand.
When and where should I seek care?
Contact a health care provider if you think you have flatulence or have any of the following:
- The flat lice have settled in the eyebrows or eyelashes.
- Non-prescription treatment does not help.
- You are pregnant and have had flatulence.
You should always consult a doctor before using hydrocortisone in children under 2 years of age.
If it is a weekend, you can wait until it is every day. You can contact many receptions by logging in.
What can I do for myself?
Make sure that no others in the family have fleas, otherwise you can infect each other again and again.
Wash clothes, bedding, and towels to prevent the lice from spreading. The clothes must be washed at 60 degrees in the machine for the lice to disappear.
Avoid itching on the bite sites as itching itself can cause infections. You can use a cold conditioner or a cream containing hydrocortisone if it itches a lot. They are available to buy at a pharmacy without a prescription.
It may continue to itch for some time after treatment, even though the flat lice are gone.
So flatulent infections
Flat lice are transmitted at close body contact between people or via bedding and towels.
You do not need to tell your former sexual partners that you have become infected with flatulence since flatulas are not covered by the Infection Protection Act.
Treatment of flatulence
It is important that you have seen the lice yourself or that a doctor has diagnosed flat lice before starting treatment, as itching may have other causes that require different treatment.
To get rid of the fleas you use the non-prescription drug Tenutex. It is very important to follow the operating instructions contained in the package.
The agent kills both the eggs and the lice and you then have to remove them yourself. You may repeat the treatment again if the flat lice are still alive after a day. After a week, you do the treatment once more in case any egg would have escaped.