A 42-year-old member asked:
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how are the brown head lice eggs and the white one distinguished from each other?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Developmental stage: Nits are louse eggs. Nits can be white, yellow, tan to gray depending on if the nit has hatched, if it is dead or what stage of development it is in. After hatching the shell may be wrinkled and yellow or white. Nits adhere to hairs, unlike dandruff.
Answered on Aug 12, 2018

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