Head lice are tiny insect-like animals called arthropods that may live on the head and cause itching. ("Lice" is plural; the singular is "louse.") Head lice may also live in the eyebrows, eyelashes, and beard. However, sometimes infestations in these areas are from a related species called pubic lice.

Head Lice
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Head lice spread by personal contact and by sharing combs, brushes, hats, and other personal items.