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How is head lice formed on your head?

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Dr. Mark Patterson
Pediatrics
7 doctors agree

In brief: Get from others

Head lice are small insects that do not form on your head, but you get them from others.
They lay eggs, called nits, which are glued to the hair shafts. Head lice do not cause disease but have a high 'yuck' factor! several treatments are available to get rid of them.

In brief: Get from others

Head lice are small insects that do not form on your head, but you get them from others.
They lay eggs, called nits, which are glued to the hair shafts. Head lice do not cause disease but have a high 'yuck' factor! several treatments are available to get rid of them.
Dr. Mark Patterson
Dr. Mark Patterson
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Dr. Tara Passow
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Hatch from nits

Head lice spread from one person to another. The lice attach eggs to the hair. These nits then hatch.

In brief: Hatch from nits

Head lice spread from one person to another. The lice attach eggs to the hair. These nits then hatch.
Dr. Tara Passow
Dr. Tara Passow
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