11 myths about lice you need to stop believing


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There are a lot of myths surrounding lice.
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Most people would be very happy to go their entire lives without thinking about lice, let alone dealing with an infestation.

Lice are wingless insects that spend their entire lives on human scalps, feeding on blood and laying eggs. Though they’ve probably been around for as long as we have (head lice have been found on ancient Peruvian mummies), many of us are surprisingly misinformed about these little parasites.

Here are a few of the most common myths about lice, debunked.

Warning: your head will definitely itch by the end of this article.


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