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do i have lice? i have a type of bug living in my hair that looks like lice but there are no visible eggs, nobody else in the house has caught them, and i never have combed out more than 20 bugs every few days with a metal lice comb. most of the time my h

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Dr. James Seward
21 years experience Dermatology
This : This is very challenging to answer without a clinical picture and seeing in person. I would recommend you see a dermatologist for further evaluation and treatment. They can examine you and look for nits in your hair. I hope that helps.
Answered on Mar 4, 2018
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Lice: Pediculus humanus capitis or the head louse is a parasite that is about 1/8th of an inch long. It has 6 legs with a long body and a head in the shape of a diamond. It flat. It has no wings (thus doesn’t fly). It’s color can change to match it’s surroundings. It’s mouth is like a stylet which pierces a human’s scalp to get a blood meal.
Answered on Oct 19, 2018

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