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Head Lice Like Flaky Scalp?
Just chatting to my girlfriend about head lice contracted at school
by the kids. The advice from the school is that the whole family needs to
be checked with a fine tooth comb.
I don't think head
lice would like living in my flaky head. Does that mean that P is a cure
for head lice? (Just got onto your web site and I didn't know there were
people with a sense of humor about the P thing.)
Thanks for reading.
There’s a number of stories about kids P being mistaken for head
lice in the archives here (search on “head lice” on the home page),
but we’ve not pursued the question of whether or not lice will actually
thrive on a psoriatic scalp. Interesting
On the one hand, you
might think the P scale makes it more difficult for lice to dig in to the
blood upon which they feed. But
on the other hand, scalp P is itchy itself and who among us that’s
suffered it hasn’t, at one time or another, scratched until we’ve
bled? This being the case,
having a scalp P may make blood farming even easier
for those pesky critters.
We’ll see if anybody
has experience with both forms of head pestilence at the same time.
P.S. — If scalp P does inhibit head lice I’m not sure I’d call it a “cure.” At best it might be the lesser of two evils. And maybe that’s not even true as head lice are easier to get rid of.