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Can better hygiene prevent lice?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes, that may help: Since lice have to get from one infected person onto another person, and then hide in the new person's hair, improved hygiene can help stop the transmission. For example, a person can wash his clothes and take a thorough shower after playing with others. That way, lice may be washed away before they have a chance to hide in the person's hair.
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 38 years experience
Sort of : It is best to not share hair care products such as combs and brushes but also close contact with those infested is critical.

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