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What are lice?

Lice are parasites living externally on hosts like warm blooded mammals. In humans, they can cause scalp infections known as head lice infestations or Pediculosis.

What are the symptoms of lice?

Itching because of lice bites is the most common symptom other than occurrence of nits (empty lice shells) and live lice on the scalp.

What causes lice?

The cause of lice is not known, however it has been observed that lice transfer from one person to another through contaminated clothing and through contact with someone who already has head lice infestations.

How can one get rid of lice?

Lotions or topical treatments and shampoos can be used for getting rid of lice.


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