Head lice are small, wingless insects (bugs) that can get on the hair and scalp of humans. Anyone can get head lice—usually from head-to-head contact, but perhaps also from sharing hats, combs, and brushes. Head lice do not jump or fly. People do not get head lice because they are dirty or poor. Outbreaks of head lice are most common in school-aged children. Head lice do not carry bacterial or viral diseases. Nonprescription and prescription medications can help treat head lice. Follow treatment instructions carefully to rid the scalp and hair of lice and their eggs. Visit urgent care near me for treatment.