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headphones and head lice?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience 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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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.
Answered on Aug 21, 2019

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