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Red bumps on neck, feel like pinpricks. Brown bugs in hair

I have little red bump bite type things on my neck an they feel kinda like pinpricks and I ve had them for a couple of days now.. My mom checked for live but didn t see anything I wear headgear at night and that goes right above the bites. Also this morning I was straightening my hair and a little itty bitty tiny brownish bug with short legs fell onto my iPod screen
Asked On : Sat, 17 Nov 2012
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Dear Concerned.,

Thanks for writing to us.

As per the history, you have been having louse infestation in the scalp for which treatment has to be instituted.The Condition is also called Pediculosis termed as per the presence of short legs.

There are many solutions/Shampoos available in the market/OTC medicine .Pls try them.All the Anti lice medicines contain an insecticide called "Permethrin".

You pls use them for a minimum of one week to get rid of louse and their eggs called nits.

The pin prick type of lesions will disappear by themselves as they are self limiting.

Wishing you a quick recovery.
Best Regards.,
Dr Lt Cdr ASN Bhushan.
Answered: Sat, 17 Nov 2012
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