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Small Bugs In Hair Not Lice
My kid has these kinda tiny long thin tan bugs w a little brown in her hair what r they?? we have washed her hair w the lice stuff n there still there
Head Lice: Head lice are an very contagious, but they are contagious and not a sign of poor hygiene. Over the counter medicated shampoos containing permethrin or pyrethrin can be used. These kill the lice, but may not kill the eggs. There fore, the treatment may need to be repeated in 9 days and 18 days later to kill newly hatched lice. If this sequence fails, then you may require a prescription strength med ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Well, yes, but...: Without question head lice are the most logical and the most common pests in the hair. However, technically any flying bug or crawling insect could potentially use your scalp for a temporary "hotel". Roaches, ants, fleas, mosquitoes--just to name a few possibilities--but these would not remain or "live" in your hair for very long. Ticks are common in texas as another possibility. See your doctor. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I have these bugs in my hair but they are visible and are larger than lice. I have washed my hair many times and they are still there.
Lice and fleas: come to mind.Get a more detailed answer ›
My friend has these little white bugs that crawl around in her hair. Its not lice or dandruff. It's bigger than lice and it's alive. What could it be and can it be treated?
Lice: Your description is a bit creepy. If you want to try a first step go buy some NIX germicidal shampoo and apply it to the scalp for a couple of hours. Rinse it out well. Examine the hair shafts for nits (white cacoons) and cimb or pick them off. Wash all the bedding and buy new combs etc. It maybe better to go right to the doctor with examples in hand to get a more aggressive approach. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I don't have head lice but around the front of my hair line it feels like bugs are always crawling there. What could be the cause?
Bugs in my hair that's not lice and they are invisible what could this be? They sting me all during the day and hurt so much. Can you help me please
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