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NHS Choices: Head lice
Head lice are tiny wingless insects that live in human hair. They are common, particularly in children. It is thought that more than 1 in 3 children in the UK will get head lice at some point during the year. Learn more about identifying head lice, as well as treatments and prevention.
Patient: Head lice and nits
Learn about what head lice are, how to detect them and how to treat them. Head lice are common and can usually be cleared with treatment.
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