Head Lice

Anyone can get head lice. In fact, lice seem to prefer clean hair. Head lice infestation, or pediculosis, is spread most commonly by close person-to-person contact. Dogs, cats, and other pets do not play a role in the transmission of human lice.

Lice Prevention and Control

Cleaning the Hair is only part of the solution

Information and Treatment

Adult head lice are roughly 2–3 mm long (tiny!). Head lice infest the head and neck and attach their eggs to the base of the hair shaft. Lice move by crawling; they cannot hop or fly.

Over-the-counter and prescription medications are available for treatment of head lice infestations.

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