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Can a lice nit still hatch after being plucked from the head?
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Dr. Shala Fardin
Dermatology
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In brief: Unlikely
Nits need the warmth and humidity of proximity near the scalp to hatch.
Those that do hatch need a blood meal within hours to survive, so it is unlikely any would survive long off the scalp.

In brief: Unlikely
Nits need the warmth and humidity of proximity near the scalp to hatch.
Those that do hatch need a blood meal within hours to survive, so it is unlikely any would survive long off the scalp.
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