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A 37-year-old member asked:

Is there a way at preventing lice after exposure?

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Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
Sure.: Avoid contact with others hair; do not share clothing--especially hats, scarves, hair bows. Do not share combs or brushes. Do not lie on beds, pillows, carpets or stuffed toys of those with head lice. Wash clothes, bed linens, etc with hot water (at least 130*f) & use the high heat drying cycle. Prophylactic treatment with otc or prescription medications can also be prudent for head lice control.
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
Not everyone: Gets lice after exposure. Would think you are referring to head lice rather than clothing (body) lice.
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