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A 19-year-old female asked:

I have small black bug in my hair and it's not lice how can i get ride of it my head is itchy?

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Bug in hair: Possible tick. Please see a health care professional to have it removed. The can carry various types of infections that can linger. Peace and good health.
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Mankato, MN
A 27-year-old member asked:

I have brown bugs in my hair they are itchy bigger then lice ?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Can check every day: May be big adult lice. The usual plan is to have somebody remove every nit (lice eggs) he can find after the first Nix (or other lice-killer) shampoo. Checking hair and head for lice or nits, every day, will prevent lice from gaining a foothold again. Repeating the Nix (permethrin) shampoo in 1 week helps. As long as any and all nits are quickly removed each day, the lice problem goes away.
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Last updated May 23, 2021

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