Head lice are usually found on the scalp near the neckline at the back of the neck and behind the ears.
There are three forms of head lice:-
Nit :- Head lice eggs are called nits. They are very difficult to see and are often mistaken for dandruff. They are usually found attached to the hair shaft.
Nymph :- The nit hatches into a baby louse which is called a nymph.
Adult :- The adult louse is very small, is tan to grayish-white in color, and has six legs. In people with dark hair, the adult louse will look darker.
Signs that your youngster may be infested with head lice:-
(1) A tickling feeling in the hair and on the scalp
(2) Itching on and around the head area
(3) Unexplained irritability
(4) Sores on the head caused by your child's scratching
How to rid the infested person of lice:-
(1) Visit your pharmacy and get a bottle of pediculicide (lice medicine) and follow the instructions.
(2) Have the affected person change into clean clothes.
(3) Run a fine comb through the hair every few hours, to remove the lice, nymphs, and nits.