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how long can undetected lice eggs remain attached on hair?

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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 crushed between fingernails.
Answered on Nov 4, 2012

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