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Subject: Help
Location: Shower Floor
June 30, 2016 7:23 am
Found these in the shower after showering . What can they be!
Signature: Thanks

Louse

Louse

You have Lice.

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Subject: What type of bug is this
Location: Oahu, hawaii
May 8, 2016 1:31 pm
Hello, we live in Hawaii and I found this bug on my daughters pillow. It did cause red small bites on her neck. The bites were itchy but not raised. I did not find any additional bugs after taking the mattress off, cleaning all bedding, taking out all stuffed animals. We did pet sit last week for a friends dog. Not sure if it a flea or possibly a kite or bedbug. Thanks for all your help!
Signature: Jennifer

Human Louse

Human Louse

Dear Jennifer,
This is a Human Louse, and your daughter may have gotten it at school.  If you found one, there are likely more in her hair and scalp.  They can be removed manually by carefully combing through her hair with a louse comb, and there are many over the counter remedies available.

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Subject: Big
Location: Virginia
February 16, 2016 11:32 am
I found this in my hair and in really kinda scared. I have no idea what it is. I hope it’s not a mite.
Signature: Maci

Head Louse

Head Louse

Dear Maci,
This is a Head Louse.  There are many over the counter treatments available.

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Subject: Head lice or nah?
Location: Ireland
January 23, 2016 8:08 am
I found this bug in my bed the other bight and i think it looks like headlice, i asked a few people and they all said it wasnt but im not too sure, the only thing thats weird is that its very big for headlice, my head was itchy the past few days but i think it might just be me paranoid, but idk my head isnt itchy anymore so like help pls
Signature: Idk

Louse

Louse

Dear Idk,
This is definitely a Human Louse, and chances are good that if you found one, there are more.

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Subject: Weird bug on my face
Location: New York Queens
December 11, 2015 9:20 pm
I was just casually sitting in my room at around 11 pm and I go to use the bathroom and look in the mirror and see this on the side on my face. What is it? This is the clearest picture of it. It was still alive and was moving so it was difficult to take the picture.
Signature: -Amy

Human Louse

Human Louse

Dear Amy,
This is a Human Louse, a blood-sucking external parasite.  If there was one, there may be more.  There are many over the counter treatments available at the pharmacy.  Your submission will go live to our site over the holidays when we are away from the office.

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Subject: head louse??
Location: ohio
November 26, 2015 8:02 am
dear bugman
please help me! i found this one bug in my hair and i when i pulled it out, it was under my fingernail, so i think it is a little squished. it was also dead and not moving.
a couple weeks ago, a girl at my school had lice. i became paranoid and had my parents check my head. they found nothing. i thought i was safe until now.
after finding this, i had my mom check my head and she found nothing. i compaired it to pictures of lice online and it looks similar, but not exactly the same. i havent found pictures that look like this yet, but it has similar feautures to lice. i also sent it to my friend who had lice for over a year, and he said its not one.
my head hasn’t been abnormally itchy and i have no bumps or bites on my neck shoulders or head. please help me asap and tell if this is a louse and what i should do!!
one pic is zoomed in, one is not.
Signature: tannith

Head Louse

Head Louse

Dear Tannith,
We are sorry to be the bearer of bad news on Thanksgiving, but this is indeed a Head Louse.  There are over the counter remedies available at the pharmacy.

i only found one bug in my hair. there are no other bugs in my hair or eggs. is it possible that i just had one bug and no more?

That is a possibility, but in our opinion, it is unlikely.

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