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My cousin says she had head lice. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

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Dr. Garron Miller
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possibly

If you in deed have lice, or get it.
It can be treated most of the time with an over the counter medication. (rid, permethrin). Apply one application, and reuse in 7 dys.

In brief: Possibly

If you in deed have lice, or get it.
It can be treated most of the time with an over the counter medication. (rid, permethrin). Apply one application, and reuse in 7 dys.
Dr. Garron Miller
Dr. Garron Miller
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Human only pbm

Lice is a human only problem that thrives is confined spaces and close living situations.
The lice often travel to a new host on scarves, combs, towels or directly thru close contact.10 d after hatching they are sexually mature & lay eggs at the hairline stuck to hair.A new crop of lice need to feed & feeding leads to scratching & greater chance to be cast off.Whole families are often infested.

In brief: Human only pbm

Lice is a human only problem that thrives is confined spaces and close living situations.
The lice often travel to a new host on scarves, combs, towels or directly thru close contact.10 d after hatching they are sexually mature & lay eggs at the hairline stuck to hair.A new crop of lice need to feed & feeding leads to scratching & greater chance to be cast off.Whole families are often infested.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
Thank
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