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Subject:  Curious bug
Geographic location of the bug:  Western washington
Date: 12/01/2017
Time: 09:19 PM EDT
I found this in my bathroom sink  after brushing my hair.  I’m hoping it wasn’t IN my hair. HELP!!!!!  What is it?
How you want your letter signed:  Rose M [Ed. Note:  surname withheld to avoid stigma]

Human Louse

Dear Rose,
This looks like a Human Louse, and you should probably check for more.

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Subject: Please what is this
Location: Corvallis montana
August 10, 2017 7:49 am
Found this in my daughters hair
Signature: Kelly

Human Louse

Dear Kelly,
This is the second image of a Human Head Louse we are posting this morning.  You should be able to take care of this with a visit to the pharmacy.  There are over the counter remedies, though we understand from some of our readers that you can also use a fine tooth comb to remove them.

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Subject: What is this??? Lice????
Location: Ohio
August 9, 2017 8:25 pm
I found this in the bathtub after washing my daughters hair!!?? Please help!! Thank you
Signature: Ashley

Human Louse

Dear Ashley,
You are correct.  This is a Louse.  You should be able to take care of this with a visit to the pharmacy.  There are over the counter remedies, though we understand from some of our readers that you can also use a fine tooth comb to remove them.

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Subject: Help me find this bug
Location: My hair
July 7, 2017 9:17 pm
I keep finding these bugs in my hair sometimes but I am unsure of what they are my head is itchy and I have thought it is because of dandruff but after finding these in my head I’m not so sure please help me I need to know what to do
Signature: -anon

Head Louse

This is a Head Louse.  You should consult with a pharmacist to see what treatment options are available to you.

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Subject: Louse?
Location: San Francisco, CA
July 4, 2017 12:17 pm
Is this a louse? Please have some benign alternative for me! It seemed to be a bit larger than a sesame seed. Initially, I didn’t think it was a louse because the bugs in the photos I’ve looked at seem more translucent but that’s the only difference. I’ve checked all the heads in the house and there are no other signs of lice, though the one in the photo may have been dead and the garment it was found on came out of luggage.
Signature: Getting itchy

Louse

Dear Getting Itchy,
Yes, this is a Louse, but it does not look like either a Human Body Louse or a Human Head Louse.  It seems too large and too dark for a Human Louse.  It might be a Bird Louse or some other type of Louse, but it is beyond our skill to classify it exactly.

Louse

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Subject: Please help bug on the bed
Location: South Florida browsed county
April 29, 2017 12:41 pm
Hi there please help I found a super tiny black bug on the bed moving know it is not a bed bug but I can’t figure out with it is when I squeezed it it mad a pop sound similar to a tick and blood came out but does not look like a tick it also had a tail that somewhat resembles a scorpion or an ear wick but only one not two and again it was super tiny I got a picture of it but it’s so small it’s not super clear . I have been very itchy with Tiny but marks
Signature: Concerned and itchy

Louse

Dear Concerned and itchy,
This is a Louse, and chances are good that if you found one, there might be more.  You might want to begin by checking the heads of all who slept in the bed.

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