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How long after being exsposed to head lice can you tell if you cought them?

Sat. a friend of mine brought her daughter over to play yesterday they found lice on her head. I don't see anything like eggs or the bugs but I don't know how long it will take to know for sure.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:30 PM on Aug. 23, 2010 in Kids' Health

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  • I would think you can tell pretty quick But not sure LOL sorry im not more help
    anfisasmommy

    Answer by anfisasmommy at 3:35 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • Keep checking for a few day- their cycle is 14 days, I think. If eggs were to be left behind, they can hatch.
    HistoryMamaX3

    Answer by HistoryMamaX3 at 5:13 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • I'm not sure either but I would say that if you're worried get some of the lice shampoo and use it a few days, just incase.
    drpepper73

    Answer by drpepper73 at 12:39 AM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • keep checkin gl
    mekarevell

    Answer by mekarevell at 7:20 PM on Aug. 26, 2010

  • bump
    san78

    Answer by san78 at 1:08 PM on Aug. 27, 2010

  • bump
    san78

    Answer by san78 at 1:08 PM on Aug. 27, 2010

  • Keep checking for up to two weeks. I would also get a bottle of lice shampoo to have on hand just in case.
    ethans_momma06

    Answer by ethans_momma06 at 1:25 AM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • not sure, but here's a bump for ya!
    asil

    Answer by asil at 10:07 PM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • not sure.
    sstepph

    Answer by sstepph at 1:33 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

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