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Head Lice (Pediculosis)

Head lice, also commonly called pediculosis, are tiny wingless parasites that live on the scalp and neck hair of their human host. Head lice occur regardless of race, sex, social economic class, or personal hygiene. Head lice does not spread disease; it is more of a nuisance and can cause infection if there is severe scratching and skin irritation. There are many forms of treatment and guidelines on how to get rid of head lice. Please see further helpful information below on head lice:

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