6 doctors weighed in:

Is pediculosis contagious?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: YES!

Vector transmission occurs when lice are spread through inanimate objects.
For instance the lice can be on brushes, combs, hats, headphones, scarves, sweaters, coats, bedding, towels, upholstered furniture, carpet, stuffed toys & seats in a variety of areas.

In brief: YES!

Vector transmission occurs when lice are spread through inanimate objects.
For instance the lice can be on brushes, combs, hats, headphones, scarves, sweaters, coats, bedding, towels, upholstered furniture, carpet, stuffed toys & seats in a variety of areas.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Steven Fine
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, close contact

Pediculosis is lice (head lice, body lice or pubic lice) and they are spread from person to person by close or direct contact (skin to skin) or in some cases sharing items such as clothing, hats, or hairbrushes).

In brief: Yes, close contact

Pediculosis is lice (head lice, body lice or pubic lice) and they are spread from person to person by close or direct contact (skin to skin) or in some cases sharing items such as clothing, hats, or hairbrushes).
Dr. Steven Fine
Dr. Steven Fine
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Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Infection with mites / louse are highly contagious.

In brief: Yes

Infection with mites / louse are highly contagious.
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
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