A member asked:

My friend has these little white bugs that crawl around in her hair. its not lice or dandruff. it's bigger than lice and it's alive. what could it be and can it be treated?

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Dr. Rodney Pollary answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Your description is a bit creepy. If you want to try a first step go buy some NIX (permethrin) germicidal shampoo and apply it to the scalp for a couple of hours. Rinse it out well. Examine the hair shafts for nits (white cacoons) and cimb or pick them off. Wash all the bedding and buy new combs etc. It maybe better to go right to the doctor with examples in hand to get a more aggressive approach.

Answered Jul 2, 2018



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