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Selfies Can Cause Lice

The Hidden Danger of Selfies

Everyone loves a selfie, especially when it's taken by a cute kid. The aww-worthy photos, however, may pose a huge health risks for kids and adults. Lice expert Marcy McQuillan says these snapshots have led to an increase in lice infestations, specifically among teens.

"I've seen a huge increase of lice in teens this year," says McQuillan, who works at the lice treatment center Niteless Noddles. "Typically it's younger children I treat, because they're at higher risk for head-to-head contact. But now, teens are sticking their heads together every day to take cellphone pics."

So, in addition to using a strong shampoo and rocking an updo, tell your child to stop striking a pose for their phone. It could save you from stressing about lice removal.

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SabrinaAdams15795 SabrinaAdams15795 3 years
It would probably be a good idea if you checked your facts before posting this kind of false garbage. ..
CoMMember13631161954009 CoMMember13631161954009 3 years
Wow! I'm surprise to hear this cause and effect relationship exists. Selfies = Lice increase...
Shay88302 Shay88302 3 years
This is the most pathetic advice I have heard in a while. Telling your kids to avoid taking photos with their friends to "avoid the stress of lice removal" is so selfish and paranoid. Let your kids have fun with their friends, and take pics to document these wonderful carefree years. Should they happen to get lice from this, which seems unlikely, help them get rid of it- it's not like we are dealing with some life threatening disease here.
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