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A 26-year-old female asked:

Can lice look like dandruff flakes? they seem to be stuck to my hair shafts and in my eyebrows and eyelashes as well. i have had intense itching for a few months now, symptoms improve a bit when i use diluted tea tree or clove oil?

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Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 36 years experience
Please see your Md for proper diagnosis and management. dandruff is whitish tiny flakes and lice are small crab-like parasites.
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Dr. Stanley Katz
Dermatology 49 years experience
Nits, which are tiny eggs of the louse, can be stuck to hair shafts. Dandruff resembles white flakes that are on the scalp or throughout the hair. Perhaps you have both. See dermatologist to confirm.
Jun 7, 2022
Last updated Jun 7, 2022


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