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Can head lice spread from your head to other hairy regions of your body?

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Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: The forelegs of lice are specifically designed for different body hair types. Head lice are only able to cling to head hair. Pubic lice specifically attach to pubic hair, but interestingly, can also attach to eyelashes.

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