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.


Treatment for Head Lice

When to Call the Doctor for Head Lice

Head lice infections aren't dangerous, but they are very contagious.

Head Lice Growing Resistant to Standard Meds

Many traditional remedies to get rid of lice are no longer doing the job.

Advice for Parents

Head Lice? Don't Panic

You might feel itchy and frustrated when there's a case of lice in the family, but it isn't the end of the world.

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.

Head Lice Are No Reason for Shame

Don't be embarrassed by a case of head lice. Lice are common -- and more of a nuisance than a health risk.

Lots of Kids Get Head Lice

Lice are unpleasant, but they don't pose a harm and can be treated.

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.

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