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what do lice eggs look like on hair

A female asked:
Dr. James Seward
21 years experience Dermatology
This : This is very challenging to answer without a clinical picture and seeing in person. I would recommend you see a dermatologist for further evaluation ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Lice: Pediculus humanus capitis or the head louse is a parasite that is about 1/8th of an inch long. It has 6 legs with a long body and a head in the shape ... Read More

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
HEAD LICE: It will always be attached to the hair unless pulled out of the hair strand.Live ones presents with a click and dead ones are thinned out when crushe ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Head lice eggs are laid at scalp level by sexually mature lice.You can have lice for ~10 days before they start laying& they are tiny & hard to see.Yo ... Read More
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Nits: Nits of head lice and pubic lice need the warmth and high humidity that is found near human skin to develop properly. If nits are removed from this wa ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
30 years experience Family Medicine
Yes!: Lots of work but totally worth it. After you treat your scalp with medicine, rub conditioner or olive oil into your hair. Use a nit comb or a sturdier ... Read More
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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
Try olive oil: Try applying olive oil to hair- cover with a plastic shower cap and leave in over night. This will loosen the nit (egg) glue. The oil will also suffo ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Nit comb/vinegar: Some find that a strong solution of pickling or apple cider vinegar can help loosen the bond the nit (lice egg) has to hair. Rinsing the hair in this ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: Head lice are hard to see.It is the active lice, jumping to your hair that could infect you, not the eggs.The eggs are glued to the hair.However, if t ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Head Lice: Many head lice medicines are available at your local drugstore. Each otc product usually contains one of the following active ingredients:pyrethrins, ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Judy Black
21 years experience Pediatrics
Not recommended: The best way to remove lice eggs is with a lice comb and careful combing. Lice eggs stick to the hair shaft and need work to remove. An over the count ... Read More
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Dr. John Rhoades
47 years experience Family Medicine
Below: Impossible to give a DX without an exam.
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