What Parents Should Know About Head Lice

Photo of louse on human hair.
A head louse is attached to a hair shaft (left). An adult male head louse (right).
Photo of two girls playing with toys.
Photo of head louse.
Photo of lice in hair.
Photo of boy scratching head.
Photo of abscess from lice.
Photo of head lice infestation.
Photo of lice treatment.
Photo of washing machine.
Photo of mayonnaise.
Photo of lice comb in hair.
Illustration of family de-licing.
Photo of school lice exam.
Photo of mother checking child for head lice.

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