Head lice are specialized to live among the hair present on the human head and are exquisitely adapted to living mainly on the scalp and neck hairs of their human host. Lice present on other body parts covered by hair are not head lice but are either Pubic lice (Pthirus pubis) or Body lice (Pediculus humanus humanus).

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American Head Lice Information Center
Treatment program for persistent head lice and a FAQ.
Bupa: Head Lice
Concise factsheet on symptoms and treatment of head lice.
CDC Division of Parasitic Diseases: Head Lice
Directory of factsheets about the parasite.
Head Lice Research and Gallery
Presents original research and information on head and body lice by A M Bailey. Includes a photo gallery and links to other relevant sites.
Kidshealth: Head Lice
Factsheet with prevention and treatment strategies.
Lice Solutions Resource Network, Inc.
A nonprofit head lice awareness and control center. Provides facts about the condition, answers to common questions, and an overview of de-lousing products on the market.
Managing Head Lice Safely
Information from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, about lice and how to treat suspected lice infestation in children. Endorsed by Head Lice Task Force.
Medinfo: Head Lice
Information on head lice affecting the scalp, a common problem in school children. Includes information on causes, treatment and bug busting.
MedlinePlus: Head Lice
Directory of factsheets, articles, and news.
National Pediculosis Association
Established in 1983, first and only non profit health agency dedicated to head lice issues. Helps parents make informed decisions about safely caring for their children.
NHS Choices: Head Lice
Provides information on these parasites. Includes a short video and details of their life cycle, symptoms of infestation, causes, diagnosis, treatment, complications and prevention.
Oh No!! My Child's Got Lice!
A mother shares her experience in ridding her daughter of head lice without the use of pesticides and shares what she learned.
Pediculosis
Information about head lice, lice treatment, nits, pediculosis, lice control and nit combs.

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