A 21-year-old member asked:
where do head lice come from?
4 doctor answers
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied answered
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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.
Answered on Jan 29, 2012
Dr. Robert Jackson answered
42 years experience Dermatology
Get: You get lice from someone else that has lice. Usually for head lice from comb, brush, hat, other head wear etc.
Answered on Sep 25, 2012
Dr. James Ferguson answered
45 years experience Pediatrics
Some other person: Head lice are a human only parasite (no animals) that has many protective properties.It can hold its breath for more than 8 hours, which makes suffocating them difficult. Their egg casings are somewhat protective so if they are not removed during treatment, a new batch can start over. They are difficult to see, so they easily hide in brushes, hats, scarfs, etc.
Answered on Nov 22, 2015
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
24 years experience Psychiatry
Head lice are : transmitted two ways. The most common is direct person to person contact. The second way is vector transmission – from a contaminated object to a person.Vector transmission occurs when lice are spread through inanimate objects. For instance the lice can be on brushes, combs, hats, headphones, scarves, sweaters, coats, bedding, towels, upholstered furniture, carpet, stuffed toys & seats
Answered on Nov 3, 2018
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