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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: Worried
Location: Missouri
October 4, 2015 9:07 am
Please help! I hope this isn’t what I think it is..
Signature: Worried and grossed out

Human Louse

Human Louse

Dear Worried and grossed out,
If you think that this is a Human Louse, you are correct.  There are many over the counter remedies available at the pharmacy.

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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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Subject: I don’t know what bug it is
Location: Florida
May 12, 2015 3:51 am
I see this bug all the time. I’ve found it in my hair, on my towel, and in my shirt. I don’t know what kind of bug it is and I’m worried.
Signature: Sure

Louse

Louse

You have Lice.

HOW DO I GET EID OF IT!!!!!!!!

There are over the counter remedies.  Check with your pharmacist.

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Subject: United States
Location: Southeastern GA
April 6, 2015 8:01 pm
I have found a total of 3 of these in the last 72 hours. My husband has checked my head very closely and isn’t finding more, or any nit evidence or any bites (I also have very thin hair). Tonight I came in from being outside awhile and felt something move on the top of my head and found this one so I took some pics. After having seen your website the other night, when researching to see if what I found was lice, I was hoping you could tell me for sure what this is. Every year around this time we start seeing evidence of termites in the area, so was wondering if that could be what this is since we aren’t finding any other evidence of Head lice.
Signature: confused and concerned

Head Louse

Head Louse

Dear confused and concerned,
Your image is quite blurry, but this sure looks like a Human Head Louse to us, and we would recommend that you take action before you spread Lice to friends and family members.

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