Signs of Head Lice

Some common signs and symptons of having head lice include:

Itching. When a person has head lice for the first time, itching may not occur for two to six weeks after the infestation. This allows time for lice to breed! Scratching the head is a common sign of having head lice. Itching on the scalp, neck and behind the ears is the most common sign. It is hard not to scratch your head when reading this!

Lice eggs also known as nits on hair shafts. Nits stick to hair shafts and are seen about 1cm from the scalp. Incubating nits may be difficult to see because they are very small. Nits are easier to see behind the ears and the nape of the neck.

Lice on scalp. Lice (the crawling critters) may be visible but are difficult to spot because they are small, they avoid light and move very quickly.

Posted on: May 21, 2019, by :

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