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Looking Into the Nit

One Hairy Head Lice Egg

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Updated September 08, 2008

Looking Into the Nit
Courtesy of the CDC/Dr. Dennis D. Juranek
Notice the egg shape, which looks like a tear drop shape when it's so small. That's the shape you're looking for on the head.

If you're not itching yet, notice the red eyes on the larvae. Nasty little critters, aren't they?

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