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A parent's story: “I felt lost and hysterical”

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 05 June 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1258

A mother describes her experience treating her two daughters' head lice. Her daughters were 6 years old and 3 years old.

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What was the diagnosis like?

My older daughter had long hair and had severe itching by the time we realised what was going on. I tried over the counter remedies, but the lice did not go away. My younger daughter and I …

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