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I have small, brown, winged bugs in my hair, but they're bigger than lice. Plus, my scalp is very itchy. What do I do?

I have small, brown, winged bugs in my hair, but they're bigger than lice. Plus, my scalp is very itchy. What  do I do?

Probable lice.: Hello. Actually the kind of bugs you're describing DO sound like lice, and they can cause scalp itching. There are several non-prescription products available such as permethrin that can be applied, followed by combing out the eggs with a nit comb. You could also use a "smother" technique with Cetaphil cleanser blow-dried into the air and left on overnight. It is also important to wash fomites ...Read more

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Some family members are finding small winged brown bugs in hair, what could these be? One bug was clear, 6 six legs. family is getting bit. No nits.

Some family members are finding small winged brown bugs in hair, what could these be?  One bug was clear, 6 six legs. family is getting bit.  No nits.

Winged?: Hard to tell, if they have wings they aren't head lice. Perhaps fleas, winged ants or sweat bees? Have all family members wash hair and use insecticide rinse such as Rid. Be sure to launder all bedding and clothing, and have your pets checked. If this doesn't clear them up, see your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Have a right winging scapula my pain runs to my spine, chest, neck, back of head, and numbess in arm. Is there more than just winging of should blade.

Have a right winging scapula my pain runs to my spine, chest, neck, back of head, and numbess in arm. Is there more than just winging of should blade.

Long thoracic nerve: Injuries are very common, but it could what you have.
Injuries to the nerve can result from carrying heavy bags over the shoulder for a prolonged time.
A lesion of the nerve paralyses the serratus anterior to produce winged scapula and pain. ...Read more

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I jumped on a trampoline, backflip. I landed on my head and neck cracked. Now the spot between my spine and right wing bone hurts. What's wrong?

I  jumped on a trampoline, backflip. I landed on my head and neck cracked. Now the spot between my spine and right wing bone hurts. What's wrong?

Neck pain and Fall: A number of things could have happened; most importantly, have yourself evaluated by a qualified physician you trust, which should probably include imaging with x-rays and an possibly an mri. From our distant perspectives online it is hard to determine what the exact reasons are, but if you still hurt and had appropriate trauma, find a local doc... And be careful! ...Read more

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I have brown bugs in my hair they are itchy bigger then lice ?

I have brown bugs in my hair they are itchy bigger then lice ?

Can check every day: May be big adult lice. The usual plan is to have somebody remove every nit (lice eggs) he can find after the first Nix (or other lice-killer) shampoo. Checking hair and head for lice or nits, every day, will prevent lice from gaining a foothold again. Repeating the Nix (permethrin) shampoo in 1 week helps. As long as any and all nits are quickly removed each day, the lice problem goes away. ...Read more

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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

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

TAN BUGS IN HAIR: SUGGESTION:
TAKE YOUR CHILD, ALONG WITH A FEW OF THE BUGS, TO HER PEDIATRICIAN.
I CANNOT TELL WITHOUT SEEING WHAT THEY ARE. ...Read more

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What are these little brownish blackish football shaped bugs that are in my hair on the tip of one end of the bug it looks like it has tiny legs?

What are these little brownish blackish football shaped bugs that are in my hair on the tip of one end of the bug it looks like it has tiny legs?

Lice?U can look: up a picture of Head Lice.This requires treatment.There are some over the counter meds.Consult with your pharmacist.Your whole household is likely exposed and will also require simultaneous treatment,along with disinfecting everyone's bed clothes,carpet vacuuming ,etc.The medication usually requires a repeat treatment in one week( again,simultaneous). ...Read more

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I have these long tan bugs with brown spots on then I have washed my hair with head lice shampoo and are still there what can I do ?

I have these long tan bugs with brown spots on then I have washed my hair with head lice shampoo and  are still there what can I do ?

Check every day: The usual plan is to have somebody remove every nit (egg) he can find after the first Nix (permethrin) shampoo. Checking one's hair and head for lice or nits, every day, will prevent lice from gaining a foothold again. Repeating the Nix (permethrin) shampoo in 1 week helps. As long as any and all nits (lice eggs) are quickly removed each day, the lice problem goes away. After 1 month of checking, one can just check weekly. ...Read more

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Can you get head lice from walking in the woods? I noticed a tiny brown bug crawling on my phone and didn't know if it fell off my head

Can you get head lice from walking in the woods? I noticed a tiny brown bug crawling on my phone and didn't know if it fell off my head

No: Head lice are specific to humans, and cannot live off the scalp. Unless you were butting heads with someone in the woods or sharing their cap/comb etc, that was not lice. There are countless insects it could have been, but if it was on your phone, then it's no longer on your scalp. Remember to always check for ticks after being in the woods - if you get them off in time, they can't spread disease. ...Read more

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I have had 3 small bugs in my hair. I now have bumps on my head and they hurt. But I shower every night and wash my hair very good. What do I do?

I have had 3 small bugs in my hair. I now have bumps on my head and they hurt. But I shower every night and wash my hair very good. What do I do?

Scalp: The bumps in your scalp may be insect bites or inflamed areas from mild infection. If you continue to find insects in your hair see a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. Sanitize your comb and hair brush. Wash your hair with a mild soap only. Apply warm applications to the tender scalp bumps and see your physician if they persist or worsen or if signs of scalp inflammation spread. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Bugs: Obtain samples of the bugs and take them to your doctor or public health for identification. Then you will know how best to treat them. All the best. ...Read more

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Hi my head has been itching for at least 2 months now, and i have found 2 bugs in my hair one recently and one about a month ago, they look like lice?

Hi my head has been itching for at least 2 months now, and i have found 2 bugs in my hair one recently and one about a month ago, they look like lice?

ID bugs, then treat: There is an excellent YouTube video to help you identify lice - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aA7rZ2dI5lw. If this is what you see in your hair, consider using the Rid for Lice 1-2-3 Kit, sold on Amazon for less than $40. There are other natural product choices listed in the same section. Be vigilant to assure success against adult lice and their eggs. Treat your surroundings. Don't despair. ...Read more

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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

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

Bedbugs: You may have bedbugs, if you want to get rid of them you should vacuum everywhere in your house and wash all clothing/washable material in hot water. ...Read more

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Have bugs in my hair that bite and ive tried everything they keep coming back they get in my eye an my eye gets an infection ?

Have bugs in my hair that bite and ive tried everything they keep coming back they get in my eye an my eye gets an infection 
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Bugs in hair: You may have head lice that also can infest the eye lashes. You need to call your health care provider concerning treatment for this and find out how to keep re-infestations from occurring. You have to work hard at killing the lice and the eggs which are glued to the hair shafts and eye lashes. ...Read more

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I have bugs in my hair but i havent had them since i took a lice treatment and their not lice because their bigger... what could they be?

Not sure: But if can capture one of them in a plastic zip-loc bag get thee to an entomologist and he will be able to identify it fairly quickly. Once you know that treatment should be straight forward. ...Read more

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I keep getting these bugs in my hair and I've tried everything they bite me ive done permethrin and malathion lice treatments home remedies help pls?

I keep getting these bugs in my hair and I've tried everything they bite me ive done permethrin and malathion lice treatments home remedies help pls?

Lice treatment: Over the counter products for lice treatments are available, but can be toxic. Some families have been successful smothering the lice with Cetaphil cleanser applied to dried hair, then dried with a hair dryer and washed the next day. Reinfestation will occur if nits are not completely removed and bedding/clothing/brushes are not treated. ...Read more

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What is the best way to remove bugs on hair?

What is the best way to remove bugs on hair?

Vinegar may help: I find that a wash out using vinegar will loosen the attachments of things like nits and other bug debris by dissolving their attachment to hair. ...Read more

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I m having very dry brown hair what should I do to make them look silky nd smooth?

I m having very dry brown hair what should I do to make them look silky nd smooth?

Conditioner: Avoid damaging your hair with excessive blow-drying, curling iron, hair coloring etc. Start using conditioner after you shampoo your hair and once a week oil treament to restore back the shine and luster. ...Read more

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There was a little light brown spider in my hair I'm scared that it bit me or laid eggs?

There was a little light brown spider in my hair I'm scared that it bit me or laid eggs?

Spider: As an arachnophobic I feel your concern, but rationally most spiders are harmless. In fact, most spiders don't "bite" at all. They spin websacs to lay their eggs in, usually in a dark corner somewhere. Your head is not going to be a good spot for that, so relax. :) ...Read more