What Increases Your Risk
Things that increase the
risk of getting
- Attending school or day care. Young children in
school or day care often play together closely and share hats, brushes, and
other items. This behavior puts them at a higher risk for getting and
head lice .
- Living in crowded or unclean conditions. People who
live in crowded conditions and who do not or cannot bathe and wash their
clothing regularly (such as people who are homeless, victims of war or natural
disasters, or refugees) are at increased risk for
body lice .
- Having many sex partners, which increases the risk for
pubic lice .
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
August 30, 2012
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