Lice will find little to grasp on a bald scalp, and competitive swimmers who shave their heads need not be concerned about head lice. Many parents and children may find this old-fashioned method to be aesthetically unappealing. Short hair is more readily searched for lice and eggs, but does not make the child invulnerable to infestation. All three types of human lice may occasionally be found on the eyelashes or other facial hair. These lice should be mechanically removed with great care so as not to injure the eye. Although head lice will not likely be transmitted in a barber or beautician establishment, hair cutting implements that contact any person, infested or not, should be properly cleaned to prevent the spread of other infectious agents.
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