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What can i do to prevent getting lice if my dorm had a huge lice infestation?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale answered

Specializes in Preventive Medicine

Hygiene: There is always a chance that you will get lice if you are in the dorm, probably the best prevention is good personal hygiene and shampoo often.

Answered 8/23/2012

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Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Precautions: Lice are human only parasites that feed several times daily on human blood.They can exist for only a day or so off the body in articles like brushes/combs/bed linen/scarves/hats. Without a human blood source they die.If you avoid the transfer agents listed above, you should be fine. Transfer agents can be cleaned/sanitized or just left in a zip-lock bag for a few days and the bugs will die.

Answered 6/22/2016

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