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can you help? could straightening tongs kill nit eggs and lice?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Probably not: Probably not, because many will be close to the scalp where the tongs will not be placed.

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What happens to a person if head lice is never treated?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Itching infection: They will spread throughout the head amd cause itching, secondary infected scalp and swollen gland. When extensive it may require cutting off the hair to eradicate the infection.
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How are head lice spread?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
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Contact: Sharing combs, headgear or sleeping or lying on same furniture. It is common to spread within a classroom or within a household.Each person needs to be treated.
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Can you catch head lice from headphones or helmets?

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Head Lice: Head lice like clean heads the most. You can get lice from being near another's head with head lice, using infested earphones, hats, combs, or brushes.
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How long can nits and lice survive off of a head?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
For ever: Combing alone e it help but dose not for sure clean it up, use the recommended shampoo, for the whole family, clean all the bed sheets sand if you have bets also do it for them.
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Where do head lice come from?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Any dirty?: Combing alone e it help but dose not for sure clean it up, use the recommended shampoo, for the whole family, clean all the bed sheets sand if you have bets also do it for them. They could be any were.

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