A 24-year-old member asked:
Headphones and head lice?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Earbuds are ok: Lice prefer hair and scalp, but they run around quickly and could end up on headphone head bands (although it seems unlikely to happen). Earbuds are ok, because there is almost no place for the lice to hide. If a person is worried about using somebody else's headphones, he can keep them in a plastic bag for 2 or 3 weeks before using them. By then, the lice should have died.
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
Headphones = vectors: Headphone can lead to vector transmission of lice. Vector transmission occurs when lice are spread through inanimate objects. For instance the lice can be on brushes, combs, hats, headphones, scarves, sweaters, coats, bedding, towels, upholstered furniture, carpet, stuffed toys & seats in a variety of areas.
5.1k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 22-year-old member asked:
Can you catch head lice from headphones or helmets?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dermatology 32 years experience
Head Lice: Head lice like clean heads the most. You can get lice from being near another's head with head lice, using infested earphones, hats, combs, or brushes.
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Last updated Dec 14, 2019
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