Can head lice be prevented?

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  • AAngela Lowery, DNP, Family Medicine, answered
    Yes, head lice can be prevented. You should avoid having head-to-head contact. Do not share combs, brushes, or towels. Do not come in direct contact with clothing, bedding, pillows, carpets, or stuffed animals of people that have been recently infested. Machine wash bedding, clothing and towels in hot water and dry on hot cycle in the dryer. Soak combs and brushes in hot water for at least 5-10 minutes.
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