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Head lice are small, crawling insects that infest a person's hair and scalp. They are quite common, especially among children. While anyone can get them, they are more common in children. They are also more common in girls. The most common sign of head lice is itching or a tickling sensation in the hair.
Proper treatment regimens are generally successful in eliminating the infestation. Infestations are successfully treated by killing the lice on the head and removing all the nits (eggs) from the hair. One common myth is that personal hygiene or cleanliness in the home or school affects the chances that a person will get head lice. This is not true.
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