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    Head Lice: Appearance on Hair

    Head Lice: Appearance on Hair

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    How head lice and their eggs (nits) look on hair

    Head lice and their eggs (nits) can be seen on hair, the nape of the neck, and behind the ears. They can vary in color from white to brown to dark gray. The eggs are tiny round or oval shapes that are tightly attached to the hair near the scalp and do not slide up and down on the hair. The adult louse is about the size of a sesame seed.

    ByHealthwise Staff
    Primary Medical Reviewer John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
    Specialist Medical Reviewer Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics

    Current as ofSeptember 9, 2014

    Current as of: September 9, 2014

    Author: Healthwise Staff

    Medical Review: John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics

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