Can Bald Men Get Lice?


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NYU Langone Medical Center states that lice can be found in the eyelashes, eyebrows and beard. This means that if a bald man has hair anywhere else on his face, it is possible for lice to be present.

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Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control states that lice come in other forms, including body lice and pubic lice (crabs). If a bald man has any body hair, it is possible for him to contract lice in other areas of the body. Body lice typically live and lay eggs on clothing; however, they go on the skin to feed. Pubic lice or crabs generally spread through sexual contact and can be found in the hair of the pubic region as well as other body hair, including armpits, chest, mustache, beard, eyelashes and eyebrows.

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