A 33-year-old member asked:
Headphones and head lice?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Robert Kwok answered
32 years experience in Pediatrics
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.
Answered on Dec 14, 2019
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