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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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Subject: Found on body then in hair
Location: Arizona U.S.A
November 11, 2015 9:34 pm
I took a shower in the morning and I found a wierd bug on my chest so I thought I got rid of it when it disappeared then I went with a normal day, the next day I was checking my hair and found the bug in my hair!! I only found one but I don’t know if there’s one there’s more so I checked my hair thoroughly and didn’t find any more.. Does it bite? Does it multiply? Is it dangerous? It was very small, does it grow?
Signature: Sky

Louse

Louse

Dear Sky,
There is no delicate way to put this.  You have Lice.  If you had two, there are likely more.  They do bite and they do multiply.  They are not known vectors for disease and they do not grow larger.  There are many commercial products available over the counter at the pharmacy.

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Subject: Head Louse
Location: VA
October 13, 2015 12:03 pm
I treated my daughter about a month ago and have checked her consistently since then because I am so paranoid. She found this last night, and I am pretty sure that it’s a head louse. I searched her head and found NOTHING – no nits, no other bugs. I am going to treat her again anyway, but I wanted to be certain that I am right because it is driving me INSANE.
Signature: Erica

Head Louse

Head Louse

Dear Erica,
You are wise to retreat your daughter.  This is in fact a Human Louse.  Your previous treatment may have worked, but if your daughter is in contact with an infested individual at school or at play, she was probably subject to a newly introduced Louse.

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Subject: Found this bug on my daughter’s forehead
Location: Okc ok
July 28, 2015 10:23 pm
Dear bug man please help me figure out what kind of bug this is I found on my daughters forehead on her hairline
Signature: Suzy worried mom

Human Louse

Human Louse

Dear Suzy worried mom,
You have legitimate cause for concern.  This is a Human Louse and we strongly recommend that you initiate treatment immediately.  You can get over the counter remedies from your local pharmacy.  You should also check family members as Lice can spread.

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