Head Lice

What are head lice?

Head lice are tiny insects that live on people's heads. Adult lice are about the size of sesame seeds. The eggs, called nits, are even smaller - about the size of a dandruff flake. Lice and nits are found on or near the scalp, most often at the neckline and behind the ears.

Head lice are parasites, and they need to feed on human blood to survive. They are one of the three types of lice that live on humans. The other two types are body lice and pubic lice. Each type of lice is different, and getting one type does not mean that you will get another type.

(Read more)

Results 1 - 10 of 88 for head lice
  1. Head Lice (National Library of Medicine)  
    What are head lice? Head lice are tiny insects that live on people's heads. Adult lice are about the size of sesame seeds. The eggs, called ... often at the neckline and behind the ears. Head lice are parasites, and they need to feed on ...
  2. Head lice are tiny insects that live on the skin covering the top of your head (scalp). Head lice may also be found in eyebrows and eyelashes. ...
  3. Head Lice: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    Head Lice/Start Here ... Head Lice ... Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ... Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about head lice, and pediculosis. ... frequently asked ...
  4. Head Lice: Treatment Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about head lice, head lice treatment, and pediculosis. ... frequently asked questions, FAQs, lice, head lice, head lice treatment, pediculosis, CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Parasitic Diseases, Lice
  5. Head Lice: Malathion Frequently Asked Questions (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    Education and information about head lice, head lice treatment, malathion and pediculosis. ... lice, head lice, head lice treatment, malathion, pediculosis, CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Parasitic Diseases, Lice
  6. Treating and Preventing Head Lice (Food and Drug Administration)  
    Head lice. Learn how to check for them, how to treat them, and how to avoid having them ...
  7. Head Lice: Information for Parents (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    Information for parents regarding head lice, head lice infestation, and pediculosis. ... lice, head lice, head lice infestation, school lice policies, pediculosis, CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Parasitic Diseases, Lice
  8. Head Lice: Overview (American Academy of Dermatology)  
    Learn general information about head lice.
  9. First Aid: Head Lice (For Parents) (Nemours Foundation)  
    head lice, lice, itching, itches, scratching, scratches, parasites, parasite, nymph, nymphs, scalp, nit picking, nit-picking, nit comb, ...
  10. Head Lice: Prevention and Control (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    Education and information about head lice, head lice prevention, and pediculosis. ... lice, head lice, head lice prevention, pediculosis, CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Parasitic Diseases, Lice
previous · 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · next