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Can better hygiene prevent lice?

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Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology

In brief: Sort of

It is best to not share hair care products such as combs and brushes but also close contact with those infested is critical.

In brief: Sort of

It is best to not share hair care products such as combs and brushes but also close contact with those infested is critical.
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dr. Michael Tomeo
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes, that may help

Since lice have to get from one infected person onto another person, and then hide in the new person's hair, improved hygiene can help stop the transmission.
For example, a person can wash his clothes and take a thorough shower after playing with others. That way, lice may be washed away before they have a chance to hide in the person's hair.

In brief: Yes, that may help

Since lice have to get from one infected person onto another person, and then hide in the new person's hair, improved hygiene can help stop the transmission.
For example, a person can wash his clothes and take a thorough shower after playing with others. That way, lice may be washed away before they have a chance to hide in the person's hair.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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