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Does having head lice mean the person is dirty with poor hygiene?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

It caught from contact and regular shampoo and bathing does not prevent head lice.
Do not share combs or wear other persons cap

In brief: No

It caught from contact and regular shampoo and bathing does not prevent head lice.
Do not share combs or wear other persons cap
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Contacts matter

This is a socially influenced dx, not a dirty one.
Kids hanging scarves & headgear together in one place at school; getting together for rough & tumble wresling or other contact sports, lying down on sleep mats at day care etc.Are events that increase transfer. Kids without contact with a source will not develop this only human paracite. Poor hygenic practices can increase potential for transfer.

In brief: Contacts matter

This is a socially influenced dx, not a dirty one.
Kids hanging scarves & headgear together in one place at school; getting together for rough & tumble wresling or other contact sports, lying down on sleep mats at day care etc.Are events that increase transfer. Kids without contact with a source will not develop this only human paracite. Poor hygenic practices can increase potential for transfer.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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