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What is the difference between a nit, a nymph and an adult louse?
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Dr. Housam Hegazy
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
2 doctors agree
In brief: Life cycle
The nits are the eggs of the louse.
The eggs hatch in 8 days releasing nymphs that require 8 days to mature to lice.

In brief: Life cycle
The nits are the eggs of the louse.
The eggs hatch in 8 days releasing nymphs that require 8 days to mature to lice.
Dr. Housam Hegazy
Dr. Housam Hegazy
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Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology
In brief: Stages
The nymph is the immature form the adult is fully grown the nit is the encased organism attached to the hair shaft.

In brief: Stages
The nymph is the immature form the adult is fully grown the nit is the encased organism attached to the hair shaft.
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dr. Michael Tomeo
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1 comment
Dr. Martin Wodi
Actually a nit is a louse egg
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