Lice are small, parasitic insects that infest hair and feed on blood. A person infested with head lice may have hundreds of developing, dead and hatched eggs.


When to Call the Doctor for Head Lice

Head lice infections aren't dangerous, but they are very contagious.
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6 Mistakes People Make When Treating Head Lice

Treating head lice is a tricky job. If you don't follow through on all the steps, the tiny parasites will come back.

Advice for Parents

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5 Steps to Combing for Head Lice

Combing for head lice is an important part of controlling head lice. Learn how to do a head lice comb-through correctly.

The Facts on Body Lice

Although they are related to head lice, and look almost exactly the same, body lice rarely infest the head hair.

Nitpickers On Call to Get You Lice-Free

If your child has ever come home with head lice, you know all too well how time-consuming and frustrating getting rid of the creatures can be.

Guide to Pubic Lice

Crabs infest a person's pubic hair, although they also can be found on facial hair, armpit hair and eyelashes.