What to look for

Look for lice and eggs (nits) in the hot spots of the head: around the ears, the crown, and the nape of the neck.
Look for red scabs or redness on the scalp caused by frequent scratching.
It’s very easy to mistake pieces of dandruff, food, or hair products for louse eggs or nits. If the particle can be removed easily with your fingers, it is not a nit.
Itching caused by an allergic reaction to the bites

Lice Prevention Tips

If your child has long hair, keep it pulled back in braids or pigtails. Lice are spread through direct head to head contact.

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What to Do If Your Child Has Nits or Lice

First and foremost, try not to panic. Remember, lice are more if a nuisance than a health issue. You must remove all of the nits so they do not hatch and re-infest. .

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What to look for

Look for lice and eggs (nits) in the hot spots of the head: around the ears, the crown, and the nape of the neck.

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