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Can african americans get head lice?

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2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

The short answer is yes, but it is less common in the US.
Head lice move around the scalp by gripping hair shafts. Most head lice in the US have claws that are better adapted to grip the round hair shaft in people with straight or wavy hair. Curly hair tends to have a more elliptical hair shaft.

In brief: Yes

The short answer is yes, but it is less common in the US.
Head lice move around the scalp by gripping hair shafts. Most head lice in the US have claws that are better adapted to grip the round hair shaft in people with straight or wavy hair. Curly hair tends to have a more elliptical hair shaft.
Dr. Christopher Crosby
Dr. Christopher Crosby
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

All individuals can get head lice.

In brief: Yes

All individuals can get head lice.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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