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Live Lice and Lice Eggs

To be sure that you have lice, you need to observe live lice on the hair close to the skin. In an untreated patient, the presence of eggs (or nits) will confirm the diagnosis. Nits are flask-shaped and are attached to the side of the hair shaft. They are most commonly seen on the nape of the neck, back of the scalp and behind the ears.

An indication of recent lice activity is brown eggs on the hair within half an inch of the scalp. White and clear eggs that are further away from the scalp were hatched some time ago.

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