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A 22-year-old female asked:

Will files lay eggs in your hair if it's wet and if they do lay eggs in your can you wash it out before they hatch sorry if it stupid?

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Dr. Reyes Cuevas
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Common house flies lay eggs in decaying organic matter (rotting stuff...). The first stage after hatching is the maggot stage. So it's really really unlikely that a fly would lay eggs in your hair unless you have rotting stuff there 🤔. Hope this helps!
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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
The simple house fly can lay eggs on your hair but not on clean, washed hair. Keeping your hair clean at all times will avoid this from happening.
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