Three different kinds of lice live on humans:
- usually found in hair, most often on the back of the neck and behind the ears. Head lice are common in preschool and elementary school-age children and can be found on adults who come in contact or live with these childrenPubic Lice
- also called crabs, are usually found in the pubic area and also on facial hair, on eyelashes, on eyebrows, in the armpits, on chest hair, and, rarely, on the scalpBody Lice
- live and lay eggs (nits) in the seams of clothing
Lice spreads easily from one person to another through close contact or
through shared clothing or personal items, such as hats or hairbrushes.
Lice cannot jump or fly. The most common symptom of lice is itching.