What are the Symptoms of Having Head Lice?

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Aug 09, 2011

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What are the Symptoms of Having Head Lice

Head lice are most often found on the scalp behind the ears and close the hairline at the back of the neck. Adult head lice have hook-like claws on each of their six legs. They use these claws to hold on to the hair. Rarely head lice can be found on the body, eyelashes, or eyebrows besides the scalp hair. Often, these are confused with dandruff.


Read on to know head lice symptoms.

  • A tickling sensation like something is moving in the hair.
  • Itching of scalp due to allergic reaction to the bites.
  • Sores on the scalp as a result of scratching.
  • Infections of sores on the scalp.
  • Irritability which is a very nonspecific symptom.


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