Do Head Lice Bite?

by Danielle
(BC, Canada)

Do Head Lice Bite?

Do Head Lice Bite?

Do head lice bite if they fall on your skin?

First I thought I had head lice and did the treatment. No improvement so I did it again and again.

Now, white dots are falling from my head (I think) and biting me. Could it be Scabies?

I have little bumps on my arms and legs, and have sores on my legs (mostly on the right side), back and bums that take for ever to heal, and I feel terrible crawling on my head.

I have Morgellon Disease so could it be a severe attack. I never seen white specs on me before. They are usually black.

I don't know anymore. I just want to rip my skin off my bones.

Hope you can help me.
Thanks You.+

Dear Danielle,

When you first started the head lice treatment, did you actually see any lice, or were you just experiencing a lot of itching feelings on your head?

I guess what I'm asking is how confident are you that you had head lice in the first place?

Head lice are not really known to bite your body. There are are body lice, but they are something different entirely. It doesn't really sound like scabies either.

These white dots falling from your head, could they be a skin reaction to the lice treatment you used repeatedly? If you used a chemical based over the counter treatment, I would suspect that as a strong possibility.

Alternatively, you may have developed a fungal infection. Try rinsing your scalp a few times per day with sea salt in water and then applying a mixture of lavender oil and tea tree oil.

What are you using/taking internally and topically for your Morgellons? If your immune system is in a really weakened condition already fighting off Morgellons, you really need to support it 10x more than you normally would. Consider our suggestions for a natural Morgellons treatment.

With a weak immune system, you are going to be much more susceptible to all other types of infections, etc.

Did you already have the bumps and sores on your legs, bum, and arms before you started with what you thought was head lice, or is this new?

Unless you are actually seeing things biting you, your skin condition may be your body's reaction to something else - internal parasites, yeast (fungus) overgrowth, allergic reaction, etc.

Kindest regards,
Angie from

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Apr 02, 2018
Yes they do NEW
by: JC

If they can't get to your head they'll bite people with thin skin to survive. I've experienced it first hand. Spray furniture with alcohol. Lotion on the akin will hinder them from biting.

Nov 09, 2017
They bite now! NEW
by: Jwright

I understand these posts were from 2012. However I think lice have evolved and yes the do bite.
More people need to comment on this so some of us feel a little less crazy. Until it happens to you...

Jan 31, 2012
To Anonymous and Doctor Angie NEW
by: Danielle

Dear Anonymous,

I'm sorry you're dealing with this "nightmare" also, but I'm glad I'm not alone (literally).

I found out that Demodex Mange Mites (Scabies) doesn't go above the neck so like us, in our hair falling and biting (man does it hurt, no?) it has to be Face, Bird or Rodent Mites.
The treatment is the same but takes way longer and harder to get rid of, right Doctor Angie?
For me, it's very bad because I work nights, when they come out, Sometimes it's so bad, I spray myself with Raid.

..I get the most relieve when I mix rubbing alcohol and tea tree oil(pure)and leave the mixture in my hair overnight covered with a plastic bag (but hard for the skin).

I do see them, feel them and hear them too. They go "click, click". I think that's when they're mating.

I'm doing the Kwellada-P Permethrin Lotion 5% treatment right now, first the crime-rinse in my hair for 1hrs, then the rest of the rinse mixed with some of the lotion and also lotion on my body.
I had to take a break from this. They sure put up a fight for an hour (torture). I could even see them coming out of my face. And now, it's quieting down. Maybe it's working...but I doubt it
I'll do it again tomorrow.
I wish the doctor I saw this afternoon (he didn't believe me) was here now.

If this doesn't work, I'm gonna get the Permethrin 10% they use for Mange Mites in dogs.

Thank you and good luck. I'll let you know if it works.


Jan 14, 2012
Is it Lice? NEW
by: Angie

Have you actually seen the lice or any other type of bug? Did the doctor or dermatologist say you had lice? Is there a rash or any other external indication of something biting you?

If you can't see anything with your naked eye after careful examination, there's a pretty good chance that it's not lice you are dealing with at all.

Yes, it could be some other type of parasite, like a mite of some variety, but it could even just be that you are experiencing the crawling sensation because of something else.

Possibilities are...

  • Reaction to medication/drugs
  • Menopause
  • Internal Parasites
  • Candida
  • Food allergies

That's just to name a few. I know that it can be extremely difficult to pinpoint the exact cause of your irritation, but my best suggestions to you would be...

  1. Cleanse your insides by using Herbal Fiberblend daily for a couple of months.
  2. Rinse your scalp with sea salt and water. Apply a mixture of tea tree oil and lavender oil to your scalp before you go to bed. You can wash it out in the morning.

Hope that helps.

Jan 14, 2012
thinking lice but not sure NEW
by: Anonymous

i been dealing with this situation also. i used plenty over the counter then used what the doctor prescibed. nothings working. i feel bugs still crawling in my head and on my body. im going crazy cause wont noboby help me. i seen the derm and others. no one knows. its ruining my life and im all spaced out from my kids. someone please help me to see whats going on with my body.... thanks

Dec 20, 2011
head lice to bite other parts of your body NEW
by: Anonymous

head lice do bite parts of your body. whilst doing my daughters hair lice have fallen onto my arm and bit me, its a bit like a flea bite and just as itchy

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