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What else looks like head lice?

Eggs (nits) are glued onto the hair shaft.

Dandruff, on the other hand, easily flakes off the hair.

Hair casts are sometimes confused with lice, but hair casts have a sleeve-like tubular structure and are freely mobile, unlike nits.

Some conditions cause itching, such as seborrheic dermatitis and scalp psoriasis.

At first sight debris such as dirt and sand can be confused with nits.

Visit the Skin Care Guide if you have other symptoms not described here.