Can Lice Cause Hair Loss?

I have a 7 years old son and yesterday he came back from school and started scratching, so I have looked and saw that he has lice.

Can lice cause hair loss? I was once told that lice can cause hair loss. How to make sure it doesn’t happen to my son?

2 Answers to “Can Lice Cause Hair Loss?”

  1. Emma Says:

    No. The only way that lice can cause hair loss is if you scratch too much and cause yourself an infection.

  2. EllenJ Says:

    Yes, lice can cause an infection on the scalp and that might result in hair loss. This is an extremely rare condition, so just be aware and check you son’s scalp every couple of days for the next month or so.