Lice. It’s every mother’s worst nightmare -- but with 12 million cases around the world each year, it can affect anyone. Dr. Oz identifies the 3 different kinds of lice, where they live, and what you can do to get rid of them the right way.

 


Lice Facts:

  • Head lice are wingless, parasitic insects that feed on blood.
  • You can get lice by sharing personal belongings and through close personal contact.
  • Symptoms of a lice infestation include intense itching. Itching is the result of an allergic reaction to lice saliva.
  • The best place to look for lice on an adult is behind the ears and on the back of the neck.
  • Lice can be as small as a a strawberry seed or up to 1/8 of an inch in size. 
  • Lice nits (the eggs) can be easily mistaken for dandruff, but they don’t brush off the hair. They are stuck to the hair shaft.

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