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Comment from: benny, 65-74 (Patient) Published: May 06

I contracted head lice by wearing an unwashed knit hat from drug store. Local exterminators failed to identify lice, rather knowing it not to be fleas. Over 6 months of care and hot temperatures in the washer and dryer has not extinguished the beasts. They multiplied early in the siege, making elimination difficult. Eventually my physician prescribed medicated shampoo. I still have lice in clothes, however, and continue to wear anything but once and immediately washing it.

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