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Checking for lice

28 July, 2009

Question:

My eldest daughter contracted lice and necessitated our family being checked for lice daily for 2 weeks. My husband has been checking my hair. We have not found any signs of lice yet, but I need to be checked for one more week and I will become niddah during that time. Is it permissible for him to check my hair? My children are not old enough to be able to do this for me. Thank you:


Answer:

Since your husband cannot touch you during niddah, it will not be permissible for him to check your hair for lice after you become niddah. If you are unable to check yourself by combing your hair well with a lice comb, then you should ask a female friend to check your hair for you.

B'Hatzlacha!


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