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Clinician’s Corner: BEDBUGS

BEDBUGS (Cimex lectularius) are wingless insects about the size of an apple seed that feed on warm blooded animals. Bedbugs become active at night and hide during the day. Bedbugs are associated with unsanitary conditions but may be found in the cleanest of homes, hotels, or other buildings and...

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Clinician’s Corner: Scabies

Now that you are done scratching your head after the past three weeks, it is time to get the rest of you scratching! Caused by the mite: Sarcoptes scabei . Mostly affects the folds of the skin behind the knee and others, bellybutton and scrotum. Spread by direct, prolonged,...

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Clinician’s Corner: Head Lice Basics

With school around the corner, one of the biggest concerns parents have is if their child brings home some unwanted friends, those being of the six-legged variety… head lice!  This week we will cover the basics of head lice and next week we can cover the pharmacological treatment. Life...

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