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What are the signs and symptoms of head lice infestation?

The signs and symptoms are

  • a tickling feeling of something moving in the hair;
  • itching (caused by the an allergic reaction to the bites);
  • sores on the head (caused by scratching);
  • these sores on the head can sometimes become infected;
  • irritability.
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Comment from: monishay, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: October 14

I hate lice. My boyfriend's sister has a lot of lice and now she is infecting the whole house because now I have them first and my daughter which is 1 year and 8 months have it too. I found out she has lice and nits. I already got rid of the lice, but now she has the nits and I think those are really hard to get rid of. They really get stuck in your hair and they are really hard to see because they are so little. I'm treating her hair and my hair with a product that the doctor sent but nits still there. I'm thinking of using sounds a little nasty but i have heard it works. I'm still trying to get rid of nits and hopefully I'm lice free by next week.

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Comment from: rc54, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: October 22

Okay, here's a weird one. My wife has head lice. She had been having itchy head and my daughter finally (after weeks) said 'maybe lice?' Nurse neighbor came over and confirmed she has probably had for months. I don't. We looked last night when we diagnosed my wife's; none.

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