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Why do head lice itch?

21 March

In reality head lice rarely cause itching.  Why?  Well, let’s think about it from the point of view of the lice.  You are setting up a nice healthy lice colony on a new host’s scalp.  Do you want your host to know you are doing this?  No, It would be much better if your host never found out, but at the very least you don’t want them to find out until you have set up a successful colony and produced multiple generations of baby lice that will grow up to go out into the world and proliferate and prosper.   Therefore, if itching symptoms occur it is not until you have had head lice for 2-3 months, AFTER your offspring spread to other hosts.

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