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A 39-year-old member asked:

How can i prevent myself from getting lice at work?

3 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: If you are aware of exposure, keep your hair tight, and up.
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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 44 years experience
This is usually: This is usually transferred by clothing or brushes and combs. People who have it need to be treated.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Be aware of sources: Lice are a human only parasite that must feed on human blood daily.They can live for a day or so on brushes/combs/scarves/hats/coats so sharing any of these can infect you. A communal hat or coat rack is also a potential problem.Avoid these and you should be fine.
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A 29-year-old member asked:

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

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
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.
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