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A 45-year-old female asked:

do lice eggs grow in size? i see some nits, but they are very small and round

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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
HEAD LICE: No. Nits once pop or flat have lice already.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Nits are small.: Nits are louse eggs. Nits can be white, yellow, tan to gray depending on if the nit has hatched, if it is dead or what stage of development it is in. After hatching the shell may be wrinkled and yellow or white. Nits adhere to hairs, unlike dandruff. They remain small.

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