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Does having head lice mean the person is dirty with poor hygiene?

No. It caught from contact and regular shampoo and bathing does not prevent head lice. Do not share combs or wear other persons cap . Read more...
Contacts matter. This is a socially influenced dx, not a dirty one. Kids hanging scarves & headgear together in one place at school; getting together for rough & tumble wresling or other contact sports, lying down on sleep mats at day care etc.Are events that increase transfer. Kids without contact with a source will not develop this only human paracite. Poor hygenic practices can increase potential for transfer. Read more...

Hello doctors, can washing your hair every day result in head lice?

No. You become infested with lice after exposure to them.Within 10 days of birth, new lice are sexually active and start laying eggs within the hosts hair. Read more...

There's a head lice and nits on my hair. HELP! Can medicine make it disappear? Or anything?

Don't panic. Tx of lice requires accurate identification of nits & lice. A pediculicide is usually used- OTC like Nix or RID or prescription meds like lindane or malathion. Work carefully through hair & remove individual nits. Purchase a special lice nit comb to aid you. Check for nits & remove as seen over the next 7 to 10 days. If there are nits after 7 to 10 days – a 2nd pediculicide tx may be needed. Read more...