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Louse on a Cotton Swab

Head Lice Size Obvious Against a Cotton Swab

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Updated October 19, 2009

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Louse on a Cotton Swab
(c) Eran Finkle
Seeing a louse sitting on a cotton swab shows just how small the critters really are. The only way to be sure of a current infestation is to see live lice on the scalp. Seeing nits is not enough.

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