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Ask CityLab: How Do I Get Rid of Head Lice?

They multiply like bunnies. The sooner you spot them, the better.
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First, try not to panic. Those bugs scampering around your kid’s scalp are super common. The CDC estimates that as many as 12 million infestations occur each year in kids younger than 11.