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Does head lice carry disease?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

The body louse is a known carrier of disease but head lice are just a pest.

In brief: No

The body louse is a known carrier of disease but head lice are just a pest.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No!

Head lice do not carry or transmit any disease.
(body lice do transmit disease, but they are different.) you may get a secondary skin infection from scratching so much that the scalp gets raw.

In brief: No!

Head lice do not carry or transmit any disease.
(body lice do transmit disease, but they are different.) you may get a secondary skin infection from scratching so much that the scalp gets raw.
Dr. Karen Sibert
Dr. Karen Sibert
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Head lice

Head lice don't transmit other infectious diseases.
Body lice can transmit diseases such as epidemic typhus, trench fever & relapsing fever.

In brief: Head lice

Head lice don't transmit other infectious diseases.
Body lice can transmit diseases such as epidemic typhus, trench fever & relapsing fever.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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