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What are the symptoms of head lice like?
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Dr. Sarah Cueva
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Itching, or none
Many children have no symptoms whatsoever, despite a good-sized infestation.
Other children may have itching or a rash around the scalp. The diagnosis is made by finding live lice and/or nits in the hair. To check for lice, use a very fine-toothed comb to comb through wet hair section by section, looking for nits and adult lice.

In brief: Itching, or none
Many children have no symptoms whatsoever, despite a good-sized infestation.
Other children may have itching or a rash around the scalp. The diagnosis is made by finding live lice and/or nits in the hair. To check for lice, use a very fine-toothed comb to comb through wet hair section by section, looking for nits and adult lice.
Dr. Sarah Cueva
Dr. Sarah Cueva
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Sxs
A person with head lice may have no symptoms.
The most common symptom is itching. There may be a crawling or movement sensation on the scalp. A person may develop sores from scratching. Scratching can be significant enough to prevent good sleep.

In brief: Sxs
A person with head lice may have no symptoms.
The most common symptom is itching. There may be a crawling or movement sensation on the scalp. A person may develop sores from scratching. Scratching can be significant enough to prevent good sleep.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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