Where Does Lice Come From?

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Definition

Head lice are tiny insects that live on the skin covering the top of your head, called the scalp. Lice can be spread by close contact with other people.

Head lice may also be found in eyebrows and eyelashes.

See also:

  • Body lice
  • Pubic lice

Alternative Names

Lice - head; Nits; Pediculosis capitis - head lice


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Head lice infect hair on the head. Tiny eggs on the hair look like flakes of dandruff. However, instead of flaking off the scalp, they stay put.

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