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Taking selfies with friends could pose a health risk

The “two heads together” pose is a popular one when taking a selfie with friends, but the very last thing that would come your to mind is that this could pose a serious health risk such as passing on lice.

According to a lice treatment specialist in the US, a  new surge in the spread of lice among teens could be as a result of taking selfies with friends.

“I’ve seen a huge increase of lice in teens this year,” said lice treatment specialist Marcy McQuillan. “Every teen I’ve treated, I ask about selfies, and they admit that they are taking them every day… I think parents need to be aware, and teenagers need to be aware too. Selfies are fun, but the consequences are real.”

McQuillan advises against head-to-head contact when taking selfies to avoid the risk of getting lice.

[Source: Sfist, Image: Shutterstock]

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