HeadLiceCenter is Opening a New Section About Scabies Treatment

Houston, TX, March 13, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Is your child coming back from school with his skin itching and a strong rash? Most of the time, you’ll think it is head lice. This condition affects about 12 million people each and every year in the United States alone. However, before you draw any conclusion, you should know that itching symptoms can also be a sign of scabies, a less known but very widespread skin condition.

“When you have scabies, you can feel extreme skin itchiness and irritation. Scabies are sometimes confused or misdiagnosed with head lice or body lice,” says Paula Tooney, founder of HeadLiceCenter.com, “and while lice are very common, about 300 million people worldwide are affected with scabies.”

What’s the difference between head lice and scabies? Basically, scabies is caused by mites located under the skin on different parts of the body, while head lice are caused by parasitic insects located on the scalp. Mites feed on the outer layer of the skin while head lice suck blood from a human’s scalp.

It is important to properly diagnose one or the other condition, in order to apply effective treatment and prevent re-infestations. Applying home remedies for head lice to a child that has scabies can be harmful and prevent him from getting better. This is why HeadLiceCenter.com now offers a comprehensive section about scabies, with scabies pictures, and well-researched information about scabies symptoms, scabies treatment options, and tips on how you can prevent scabies.

For more information, visit http://headlicecenter.com/head-lice/scabies/.

About Head Lice Center.com:
Head Lice Center.com was launched in 2010 to provide independent, reliable information about head lice and head lice treatment to parents and schools who have to deal with this on a daily basis. For more information, go to http://headlicecenter.com.

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Paula Tooney