Fleas in Human Hair

I know what head lice look like when they infest ones head. I am 65. I live in a house in which the landlord who is 77 rents rooms to people. A couple who rents a room have been scratching their heads, so finally I had to ask what it was. They said that it was fleas. I walked away and looked it up online. I have never seen such a mess. After applying baby oil and waiting the required time they ran the comb, just 2 swipes and it blackened the sink. Is it really possible to confuse the two or are they just in denial?

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August 3, 20180 found this helpful

They could have fleas. They should use a lice shampoo. It will kill the fleas

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August 3, 20180 found this helpful

People can get fleas. There are some remedies listed.

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August 3, 20180 found this helpful

If they actually have fleas in their hair it is a good idea to soak their hair in apple cider vinegar. I use a mixture of apple cider vinegar, baking soda, and water on my dogs. This really kills the fleas. You'll need to leave it in the hair for an hour and then take a dog's flea comb or even a comb for lice and start combing them out. The fleas will be dead.

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This won't kill all the fleas at once and it will take several days to do this treatment to get rid of them all. My friend has dogs and she had an infestation of ticks in her area. She ended up with ticks on her and in her hair. So yes it is possible if they were around an animal that had tons of fleas on them it could get in their hair.

I help people clean their dogs and I have found one or two fleas in my hair and on me from time to time. I have also found ticks on me when I am removing them from the dog's I clean. I am very careful to make sure I don't allow them to stay on me or in my hair.

When I clean a dog that is infested with fleas I make sure I use the apple cider vinegar solution in my hair just in case a few jumped on me.

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August 3, 20180 found this helpful

i have recently been hearing about fleas on people. GEnerally we think of lice but sometimes pests jump species for instance bird mites have been known to infest people when their food source has left and they'd rather go after people than die off; likewise if there was a huge flea host (IE a big dog or many) that suddenly dissappeared it makes sense that some fleas would choose to inhabit people instead - especially I would imagine if the people had low hygiene or something

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